Stocking 20g - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
Kithy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,563
Stocking 20g


So I have a 20g long, cycled, with two 60g HOBs. No live plants.

Inside lives one little oranda goldfish who seems lonely now that his friend (also an oranda) has passed.

I don't want to do another goldfish because I think that's just too much big fishies in a small tank. As it stands we'll probably upgrade to a 29 at some point when money is less of an issue than it is currently.

But he does seem lonely and bored. I was thinking of some smaller fish for him to swim around with to at least provide some entertainment. Originally I was thinking of guppies as they don't up my stocking too much, even with 3. But I don't really know much about them in general. It's a stable tank with way too much filtration but good for the goldfish so I'm not worried about a water issue, just space and aggression. A 29 is in the future but not immediately.

I read that cories are good with goldfish but again, that's a fish I know little about.

Last edited by Kithy; 10-30-2013 at 02:33 AM.
Kithy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 03:05 AM
jayr232's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Höör, Sweden
Posts: 242
Uhmmm goldfish is coldwater fish and the fishes you're talking about are tropical fishes...
jayr232 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 03:35 AM
Reference Team
sandybottom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: minnesota,usa
Posts: 993
goldfish are temperate water fish.only a select few corydoras would work.the problem is food competition for food since both are is a balancing act to not over or under feed.the cory would need to be one of the large varities and able to handle temperate water temps.but by this time you are overstocked.the guppies would not work they have different requirements.the tank is too small to add anything more than a couple of nerite snails.

bettas-goldfish-shrimp-snails-planted tanks
sandybottom is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Kithy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,563
Alrighty, thank you for the info. I was looking at the temps after I posted and saw that very few fish had similar temps as goldfish and the ones that did grew pretty big ^^; Goldfish can handle up to about 72 but that's pushing it and all the fish I wanted to put in there have 72 as a minimum and I like being in the middle range for fish.

Think what I will do is rearrange the decor and add a mirror or something to entertain the little guy unless I can find another home for him. The only reason I had goldfish was because I had a 55g but it's irrepairable at this time. Otherwise I'm not really a goldfish person though I do enjoy them they just limit stocking even in large tanks.

Thanks for replying sandybottom and jayr232.

Kithy is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 03:05 PM
jaysee's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brigantine, NJ
Posts: 2,660
72 is not the practical limit for goldfish, and you would be surprised at how many "tropical" fish don't actually need that 78-80 people assume all tropical fish need. There are far more cory species that prefer cooler water than warmer water.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20G Long Stocking LebronTheBetta Betta Fish Compatibility 16 08-16-2013 05:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome