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Hi everyone! I have a 55 gallon tank with two adult goldfish. I want to try adding more fish without overstocking. someone suggested 2 guppies, 2 Dalmatian lyretail mollies, and a pleco. What do y’all think?

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The only thing i would possibly add is a BN Pleco, even that is debateable as to whether they should be with goldies, although I haven't had any trouble with it. From what I understand Guppies and Mollies prefer bigger groups than just two, I generally wouldn't recommended adding anything other than goldfish with goldfish. Smaller fish can easily become targets and seen as snacks

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Also guppies and mollies like to have salt in there tank at all tomes. Mollies do better in brackish water and guppies just like a small amount of salty water.

I have had issues with a BN in the past. Bns need some kind of hidding spot and wood in there tank to make them happy.

So with all that info, I would just keep goldfish with goldfish. I have tried a lot of different kinds of fish in with goldfish and I found its just easier to deal with just goldfish in a tank with no other kinds of fish.

 

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Guppies do fine without salt, since they so far removed from their wild counterparts. But mollies do better in brackish conditions, or at least very hard freshwater.

Could try a school of shrimp, and see how they go? Any that happen to come across the goldies would make a good snack. Just try to have areas that the shrimp can get away from, like a small bidet hole or a nest of plants.

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Guppies do fine without salt, since they so far removed from their wild counterparts. But mollies do better in brackish conditions, or at least very hard freshwater.

Could try a school of shrimp, and see how they go? Any that happen to come across the goldies would make a good snack. Just try to have areas that the shrimp can get away from, like a small bidet hole or a nest of plants.

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Btw, its meant to be hidy hole... not bidet. XD

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9 hours ago, aussieJJDude said:


 

 


Btw, its meant to be hidy hole... not bidet. XD

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Don't you just love the spell checker 😂

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