Cory catfish vs goldfish

  • Cory catfish and goldfish both are very common freshwater aquarium fish. Between these two creatures, I have noticed interesting characteristics. While Cory catfish like to live in a group, goldfish do not need company, they can be happy even when they are alone. When you are trying Cory catfish for the first time, you should start with at least 6.

  • Goldfish leave too much waste in the aquariums from our experience. Even after having 6 cory catfish in the tank, it doesn't equal the amount of fecal matter produced by the simple goldfish. Those things can get HUGE if the tank is a big one!

  • Goldfish are cool fish but they are so messy that I have not kept any in over 15 years. I just don't want to deal with it. They also need much larger tanks than people realize. One fish needs a minimum of 20 gallons. I don't know why people think they can keep them in 5-gallon tanks, or even less like a fishbowl!

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