goldfish with paradisefish?

adamharbeck(WA Aust)July 11, 2007

I just purchased a pair of orange nymph goldfish for my 20 gallon tank which also houses a pair of paradise fish, some China barbs and WCM minnows. The goldfish got nipped by the paradise fish (some torn but not trimmed fins) so i removed them and have placed them in an outdoor pond for the time being. I was told that "regular" goldfish like these, unlike fancier types, should be fine with pardise fish, is that true or is it best to keep them apart? Is it possible to put the goldfish back in the tank when they get a bit larger? Would the paradise leave the goldfish alone in time or keep harassing them? They are currently the same size as the paradise fish, about 3 inches.


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james_ny(z7 NY)

The goldfish will probably be ok but their such agressive feeders the other fish usually can't get enough food to eat. The goldfish really belong in the pond.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 10:55PM
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They may do well in colder water, but goldfish are different enough in their requirements that they really oughta be in different environments.... as suggested above.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 7:15PM
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