Betta and a Goldfish?
Hi all, I just joined so I guess I'm the new guy on the block. I am looking for a little advice.
I have a 2 1/2 gallon tank with a betta in it, and a 29 gallon with a fantail goldfish in it. The goldfish is the sole survivor of a bad experience of not quarantining a new purchase, so I am wanting to free up the smaller tank for a quarantine. Doing a little research I have read that male bettas do not neccesarily have to be kept isolated so I thought I would try putting him with the goldfish in the 29 gallon. Both tanks have the same water parameters.
It has been about 5 or 6 hours now, and the goldfish seems scared of the betta even though there has been no physical attacks, just gesturing.
I guess my question is, should I leave the betta with the goldfish to see if they can eventually get used to one another, or will that cause me more problems down the road?
I am kinda new to caring for an aquarium so any advice is greatly appreciated.