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Old 09-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #11 
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i would recommend 83 more fish, all at least 2 feet long :D
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #12 
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Trust me, Olympia has this under control. The goldfish are actually helping the cichlids be more outgoing. Beautiful fish and tank! I can't wait to see it finished. Those goldfish will grow huge and beautiful for you!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #13 
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Yea true, the goldfish are excellent for dithering. I actually get to see my cichlids now. xD
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #14 
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do they work well together temperature-wise? i know goldies usually like high-60's to low-mid 70's, whereas i thought most cichlids preferred tropical temps.

i'm not criticising, i'm just generally curious as to how the two species get along. also, how do you keep the goldfish from turning your live plants into stumps?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #15 
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Fancy goldfish need to be kept at 70-80F actually. Below 70F messes with their digestion and shortens their life span (Koimaiden taught me well!) so at 77F it's pretty perfect.

Well, I read it's good to overwhelm them with plants, and provide roughage in the form of blanched spinach/chard/stuff like that.. And tough plants.. Plus it's two babies and so many plants, they ARE nibbling but they aren't doing a lot of damage. They like the hornwort which grows pretty fast.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #16 
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See, koimaiden is a pro! (; Goldfish are what people 1st think when they hear fish. They seem to steal the spotlight from Bettas rotting in stores. :\
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:56 PM   #17 
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Aww thanks guys! I try.

LBT, I think betta and goldfish both get the short end of the stick. That's why I love both. Beautiful fish, such bad care.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:23 AM   #18 
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You are making me want to get a moor goldfish.... I have like two of 20 gallon tanks (long and tall) sitting and collecting the dust in the space room...

Your fish are so gorgeous !!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #19 
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Neat but I though you were putting a knifefish and some other more exotic fishies in the 90?

so if fancies can do up to 80 temp wise, can they be housed with bettas - or would the betta go after the goldie?
*is curious*

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #20 
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BEAUTIFUL tank!!! How big are the fish? My goldies are a Black Moor and Pearlscale, about 3 1/2-4 inches each...in that tank setting all of those plants would either be uprooted or eaten O____O
You have such beautiful fishies ;___;
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