Goldfish Stocking

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by walkingspanish, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. walkingspanish

    walkingspanishValued MemberMember

    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!
  2. Arades

    AradesValued MemberMember

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

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    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!
  4. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    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.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
  5. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    8 being maximum in my opinion.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
  6. goldfishbeginner

    goldfishbeginnerNew MemberMember

    Ohh a 125 gallon. Cool!
  7. OP

    walkingspanishValued MemberMember

    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.
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  8. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Ha! She's amazing. I love her telescope butterflies! Totally to die for :). I'm always surprised why she doesn't have more subscribers.
  9. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    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.