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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think this is overstocking?

I have a 40 breeder with 2 common goldfish. Would it be too much to add 1 or 2 Golden Dojo Loaches?
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I don't feel that would overstock it really if they're still small, but you're bigger issue is those common goldfish need a much larger tank to meet their potential. If you keep them in a 40g, they won't reach maximum size or lifespan.
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Goldfish are cold water fish and loaches are tropical - it's not wise to mix the two as tropical fish require much warmer water that goldfish would suffer in.

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dojo loaches/weather loaches are cold so they actually make good companions
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Goldfish are cold water fish and loaches are tropical - it's not wise to mix the two as tropical fish require much warmer water that goldfish would suffer in.
I have had no issue keeping goldfish warmer water yet I always see people raise this point. All the research I've done shows that goldfish temperature range overlaps that of tropicals. If you are trying to breed them that's a whole other story I suppose.

Anyway I keep mine at 75F and they seem very happy and healthy.

IMHO you'd be fine adding them.

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