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I will be getting a 125 gallon very soon and was wondering how many large (one is the size of a grapefruit, I plan to get more like this) fancy goldfish I could comfortably have in my new tank. I want to get 2 Golden Dojo loaches, but as of right now I have a HUGE broadtail Ryukin and a Telescope that's about the size of my palm.

Please help!
 

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You could fit 9-10 fancy goldfish at the maximum including the loach!
 

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Hello!

Comfortably, I would say 6-8 if you manage your tank very well and especially that size. One of my favorite aquarium youtubers SolidGold has 90 gallon "pools" where she keeps 8 or her GIANT telescope butterflies (she is an awesome fish keeper btw, and very conscious about how she sticks her tanks and such)

Hope this helps and best of luck!
 

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Dojo loaches need to be in groups of at least 3+.

I go by 20 gallons per fancy goldfish so I wouldn't put more than 6 in 125 gallons, although maybe less than that if you're also putting in 3 dojo loaches.
 
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MaddieTaylah said:
Dojo loaches need to be in groups of at least 3+.

I go by 20 gallons per fancy goldfish so I wouldn't put more than 6 in 125 gallons, although maybe less than that if you're also putting in 3 dojo loaches.
I'm planning on getting two. Would they be okay just being a pair? I have some soft substrate they can burrow in and I don't have plants they can uproot because my goldfish eat whatever I put in the tank lol

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Hello!

Comfortably, I would say 6-8 if you manage your tank very well and especially that size. One of my favorite aquarium youtubers SolidGold has 90 gallon "pools" where she keeps 8 or her GIANT telescope butterflies (she is an awesome fish keeper btw, and very conscious about how she sticks her tanks and such)

Hope this helps and best of luck!

I LOVE Solid Gold. JennI introduced me to Dandy Orandas..... now I'm going to be in debt.
 

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walkingspanish said:
I LOVE Solid Gold. JennI introduced me to Dandy Orandas..... now I'm going to be in debt.
Ha! She's amazing. I love her telescope butterflies! Totally to die for . I'm always surprised why she doesn't have more subscribers.
 

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walkingspanish said:
I'm planning on getting two. Would they be okay just being a pair? I have some soft substrate they can burrow in and I don't have plants they can uproot because my goldfish eat whatever I put in the tank lol




I LOVE Solid Gold. JennI introduced me to Dandy Orandas..... now I'm going to be in debt.
Two would be perfectly fine, they will have a lot of space to grow & swim. Maybe some fake silk plants would be a good idea? It's funny that none of my goldfish eat my pond plants so I guess I'm lucky.

I also like Jenny from SolidGold, her videos are funny lately though because it seems like she is trying really hard to be more like Joey from King of DIY.
 

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