Nick Y Posted September 18, 2021 Share Posted September 18, 2021 Hi Everyone, I was hoping for some analysis and discussion on the likelihood of having happy, healthy fish combining a spotted Congo puffer with three fancy goldfish. The fancy goldfish are two ranchus and a fantail(about 3”). I haven’t ordered and don’t have the puffer so there’s no emergency or issues right now. Just looking for thoughtful analysis on whether it’s even worth a shot. Per Cory and other experienced goldfish keepers, I keep my goldfish tank at 74-75 degrees. The tank size is 75 gallons and there’s also a lemon blue eyed bristlenose in the tank. I love my goldfish and would LOVE to get a Schoutedeni puffer to add to the tank. I don’t have the room to set up another dedicated tank for the puffer. Given the cost, I really want to analyze whether that combo has a relative likelihood of success. My initial thoughts are the biggest issues could be competition for food/different food needs and possible fin nipping of goldfish. In reviewing water parameters, it seems like both types of fish are pretty flexible as long as it’s low nitrate nitrite ammonia. My thoughts on the food would be to feed live scuds as a primary food source for the puffer and goldfish along with blood worms and some snails. I know there could be a choking risk for snails and goldfish. Also thought frozen or freeze dried krill would be another good option for both. Please let me know your thoughts! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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