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Old 05-04-2009, 04:42 PM   #11 
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gold fish cant be housed with betta's ,firstly they are cold water fish,secondly they could start nipping at the betta,thirdly they need at least a 10 gallon tank each and fourthly and most importantly they are dirty fishes,really dirty fishes ,ammonia rises extremely quickly when they are kept in anything below 10 gallons.the tank actually smells after about 4 or 5 days of having a goldfish.
so if you dont like your betta house him a goldfish.


Uh yes they can. bettas come in two sizes, male and female, goldfish come in MANY and if you take care of the tank knowing that a goldfish produces 1.5x the bioload sometimes 2x the bioload per fish then tropical fish they will be fine.

I respect your personal opinion on them but not the mis-information.

In my opinions no fish should be housed in anything less then 10 gallons, but thats my opinion.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:11 PM   #12 
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Fish are not all the same. They have different food and water requirements. Bettas are tropical fish and goldfish need cooler water.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #13 
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Physically they are all the same, they all slow down their metabolisms and go into a state of lathargy known as "sleep" ALL fish do this even turtles and frogs and the like. Its nature.

I never said they were the same with food or water I said physically.

A betta can withstand temps down to 62 degrees with no ill effects on the fish at all.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:33 PM   #14 
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I personally would NOT go with goldfish if the tank is below 20 gallons, which it is, seemingly from what you said.

I believe white cloud minnows also like colder water (no heater needed) but they're schooling fish and you don't want to keep fewer than five or six, which is too many for anything below 5 gallons. I've never kept these fish, either, so I really dont' know much about them.

Your only real option might be to get a small heater and another Betta (depending on the size of the tank.)
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:41 PM   #15 
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If you get another betta, you'll need to divide the tank.
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