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Putting goldfish in a prior cichlids set up

Discussion in 'General Cold & Temperate Water' started by Inharmony222, Mar 19, 2017 at 6:53 PM.

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    I used to have cichlids but after we moved an re-homed my cichlids I decided to setup my 65 gal tank with goldfish. I am wondering if it's ok to put goldfish in my prior cichlid setup? After doing a little bit of research it sounds like the substrate is not appropriate as it is crushed coral and I have lava rock spaghetti Stone and other Coral type Rock for caves that may hurt their fins. Should I empty the tank and start from scratch?
     
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    I would have to agree that the current substrate and decor will not be appropriate for goldfish.
     
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    I too agree with Tiff.

    IMO, I would start over from scratch.
     
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    Why do boring goldfish? Why not something cool and colorful like SA-Cichlids? Many stay small enough for a 65g and can make good community tankmates. From where i'm at it sounds like you're going backwards instead of forward :) Acaras, Keyholes, smaller Cichlasoma, Geophagus, Dwarf Pikes, even a few CA might work too like Rainbows, Convicts, Nicaraguense, Thorichthys, Cryptoheros, Criboheros, Mesonauta, Salvini and other Amatitlania.

    You could also do a nice planted community with Apistogramma and Mikrogeophagus, Kribensis and various schooling Tetras, or Danios or something like that and some Corydoras

    lol goldfish get too big for tanks, they belong in ponds, IMO
     
    #4 Frank Castle, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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    Goldfish are boring? To each his own I guess. Fancy goldfish in a 65g are fine. You could easily have 5 of them in there once you get the decor and substrate thing sorted.
     

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