Peacocks and Mbuna with Goldfish?

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Peacocks and Mbuna with Goldfish?

Post by Wyoming_Reptiles » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:22 am

Before everyone starts hating, just know that the cichlids I already have are doing very well and growing fast! But my question is, can I put 4 goldfish in my tank for about 2 weeks just to clear up algae. I have taken all light off the tank for a week and have 2 bristlenose plecos. So I'm wondering if anyone has tried something like this. Its a 55g tank with 15 Malawi cichlids. I also do 50% water changes every Thursday.

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Re: Peacocks and Mbuna with Goldfish?

Post by Lisachromis » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:16 am

Algae needs nutrients (and light) to grow and adding goldfish would only add more. Personally I would not do it for that alone, let alone putting goldfish in with cichlids.

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