Still I have to put it this way:
Maybe it is because I am OCD and the just don't mix,
point blank, they don't look good together, they don't live good together, they just weren't meant to live together.
I don't appriciate you telling me to look up aquascaping when appearently, in a smart aleck tone, inferring that I don't know what I am talking about.
Here is the equivalent of high temps to a goldfish in comparison to a human.
You putting him in tropical tempurature, is like making a human being stay out in the humid sun all day.
There is a reason we are trying to get the point across. Stress causes immune systems to crash, when that happens, your fish is more liely to get sick or die.
It might live, but it won't thrive.
If you drop the temp for the goldfish, then the betta gets stressed.
You are NOT able to supply the IDEAL conditions for either of the fish to live when together in the same tank.
Yes they might swim around and live,
but that doesn't mean it is pleasant.
They might not nip eachothers fins, it depends on a betta's personality.
I have a male that won't hurt a thing, other than a male betta,
I have a male that attacks everything that moves.
I am going to jump off of my soapbox now.
hy bother you will just repeat irrelevant facts about what you are doing to make up for the fact that it isn't good for the fish.
I buy fish as pets, and try to mimick thier natural habitat as closely as possible.
I like my fish to be perfectly happy, not experiments.
That's just me though.