Are these fish compatible?
Can I keep a telescope eye goldfish, such as a Panda moor, with two Orandas? The tank is 120x38x45cm and is fitted with an external canister filter. I’ve been given conflicting answers to this question, so I’d appreciate your expert opinion, please.
The Orandas are approximately 7.5cm long, while the Panda moor is a little smaller at about 6cm. Also, will this tank be big enough for these fish when they grow? NIGEL WHITTAKER, EMAIL
JEREMY SAYS: Telescope eyes and Orandas are definitely compatible, as they share similar body shape, finnage, activity and ability levels. They are roughly the same size too, meaning one won’t get muscled out by the others at feeding time.
Your tank is a good size for three fancy goldfish and they will grow quite quickly. If you stick to three, then they could spend most of their lives in that aquarium. However, Orandas are known for their large adult body size, so if they do grow beyond 15cm you may want to offer them more spacious accommodation, ideally something in the region of 180x60x60cm.