I have a betta fish in a 2 gal. tank with 2 gold fish - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I have a betta fish in a 2 gal. tank with 2 gold fish

I just bought these fish today. I got two gold fish large than the betta fish.... but he's picking on the gold fish and running them around the tank. Do you think I should give them a little while or go ahead and remove the betta to a fish bowl? I'm clueless......
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 09:40 PM
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Bettas and goldfish require different water temperatures. Goldfish like cold water and bettas are tropical fish and need warm water. I would put him in his own bowl.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 09:44 PM
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bettas can not be with fish that have flashy fins, such as goldfish and guppies. and yes goldfish are coldwater fish and betta are tropical fish... 2 gallons is too small for all 3 of them.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 11:30 AM
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Goldfish are waste factories and grow to be over a foot in length. There's no way you can keep them in a 2 gallon bowl. I'd return to two goldfish and keep just the betta in that space...and look into getting a filter and heater.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 04:07 PM
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Goldfish should be kept 20-29 gallons a piece...

Even the betta in a bowl is no good if you can't get a heater in there.

This is the song that never ends...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 12:35 PM
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Bettas and goldies are a nono
Goldfish are cold water fish, while bettas require a temp of 75-82 degrees
Not to mention that goldfish poop a lot and create lots of waste, and they need heavy duty filtration. Also common goldfish get quite large- they need at least a 20 gal when they're bigger
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