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Hi guys! This is my first post though I've been lurking for a little while now. Finally ready to join the posting! Here's my situation, I recently upgraded to a larger tank and am rethinking my family of fish. I had a 10 gal, my first tank, and just recently got a 29 gal bowfront. I've been using a Penguin 150 for filter so far on both tanks. Will probably be upgrading to a Penguin 350 in the near future. Fish: 2 fantail/fancy goldfish, though one looks part ryukin; 1 about 4 inches, 1 about 3 inches (including tail) 1 dojo loach, about 6-7 inches 1 common pleco, about 3.5 inches Now, I know, I know... I shouldn't have that common pleco in there. So far I haven't run into any issues, but I know i'll inevitably have to move him elsewhere. I do have a good sized piece of drift wood for him though! I also know that dojo loaches should be in sets of 3. The loach right now is a loner and likes to stay buried under the gravel and pretty much only comes out when there's food. He actually was a lot more active and came out more often when he was in the 10 gal tank. I'm debating whether or not to get another 2, mainly because I don't want another 2 loaches that just bury themselves and uproot all my plastic plants. Will the loaches behavior change if there are 3 of them? I like goldfish and would eventually like to add more, but I also want some more variety in the tank. I'm considering the White Cloud Mountain Minnows since I've seen them recommended on several sites. Will my bioload be OK? Can I add both 1 additional goldfish and a few WCMM in as well, if I change my filter to the Penguin 350? Or should I just go with one and not the other? I would like to upload a picture of my tank, but I'm not sure how to. The image button only lets you put a URL in there, but my picture isn't uploaded online. I have a file saved onto my computer. How can I post a picture? Thanks a lot for all your input and advice!
So my neighbor 'gave me' three yoyo loach and two bamboo shrimp. And by 'gave me' I mean he was going to throw them away or flush them so I took them. I am getting mixed answers on if they can be kept with goldfish or not. Some sites say that Bamboo Shrimp are ideal because they're so huge, and filter feeders? As long as I keep the water moving well enough to let them filter. But I can't seem to get any clear answer on the Yoyo Loaches. Help, suggestions? Darn my need to rescue things. :|