New 20g Stock Possibility

  1. PlatyGurl2015

    PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

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    hello again, I read on this thread
    Goldfish Profiles
    that you can keep a fantail goldfish in a 20g... is this still accurate. If so, would I be able to keep 2 fantails or just 1 with a school of white cloud minnows?

    Would he/she be lonely without another fish in with him?

    I have an aquaclear 20 filter and am planning on getting another tetra EX40 to add to the set up

    TIA
     


  2. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

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    Can't keep goldfksh with WCMM, and it's 20 gallons per goldfish plus 10 per additional goldfish. Goldfish like friends, so you really need a 30 gallon for them.
     


  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    Fancy goldfish need 40 gallons minimum

    Goldfish are social so you need at least 2.
    20 gallons per fancy is a good rule.

    White clouds with goldfish is not a good idea. Fancies get to 8-12", white clouds get to 1-2".

    There's quite a few things on that thread I disagree with
     
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    PlatyGurl2015

    PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

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    thanks for the replies. It was just a possibility for stocking my 20 gallon. I understand now that this would not be in the best interest of the fish, thanks
     
  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    You could still do a school of white clouds with some other fish.

    Assuming this is a 20 long you could do this
    8 WCMM
    3 Platies
    1 Bolvian ram or 6-8 panda cories
    6 Amano shrimp
    1 Nerite snail