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Goldfish with corydoras

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Hello! I have 2 Ranchu, 1 ryukin and 4 corydoras paleatus, which means my stocking is definitely full. (Don't worry I keep up with water parameters very well!) Well, my problem is that all day long the corydoras are in the plants. I have a theory that they don't have enough hiding spaces so are scared to cone out if the live plants in the corners. It's not any kind of emergency I just want to make sure that they are living a good life. They are big enough that in sure the goldfish will never be able to eat them. Should I add some sort if hiding spot or some other solution? Also temp stays around 70 so it should be good for both of them! Thanks!
 
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I wouldn't trust that the goldfish will never be able to eat them.  You can find dozens of gruesome stories on line of goldfish who tried to eat a cory which became stuck in the mouth/throat of the goldfish.  The spines sunk into goldfish flesh keep one from pulling the cory out, so it has to be cut in pieces to remove it.  The goldfish sometimes survives.  

 

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I wouldn't trust that the goldfish will never be able to eat them.  You can find dozens of gruesome stories on line of goldfish who tried to eat a cory which became stuck in the mouth/throat of the goldfish.  The spines sunk into goldfish flesh keep one from pulling the cory out, so it has to be cut in pieces to remove it.  The goldfish sometimes survives.  
 
I've heard of that but these guys are awfully large. They are corydoras paleatus and that are about 3 inches long and very big around, I just couldn't imagine a Ranchu it ryukin being able to fit one in their mouth. The goldfish are still juveniles now and as they grow I'll definitely continue to closely observe them. If notice that they could potentially fit in their mouths, I'll definitely re-home them. The reason they are in there is that I had them in a 10 gallon but have since learned that was not a good environment for them, so I thought this would be a step up, at least as a temporary solution. Just for now, I want to make sure they are comfortable and wanted to know if there was any way to make that possible. Thanks for the advice though and if I see any signs of the goldfish being too large, I'll re-home the corydoras

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I have three full grown cories in my goldfish tank.  Had to put them some where when I sold the 75 gallon tank.  I did have four.  Would not suggest doing this with tiny cory.

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I have three full grown cories in my goldfish tank.  Had to put them some where when I sold the 75 gallon tank.  I did have four.  Would not suggest doing this with tiny cory.
Yeah my corydoras are by no means small, I have a feeling they won't get eaten!

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