Can cory catfish live with goldfish?

No, cory catfish can’t live with goldfish. Even the largest cory catfish species is still small enough to be eaten by goldfish. Cory catfish also have sharp, venomous spines that can injure and even kill any goldfish that eats them.

Additionally, cory catfish and goldfish require different water conditions in order to thrive, so you shouldn’t keep them in the same tank.

You should keep cory catfish with small, non-aggressive tank mates, such as: