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Old 07-23-2010, 09:18 PM   #1 
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Question Can my Betta live with my Goldfish?

I have a new male betta. His name is Indie, short for Indigo. He is almost all blue with some red and black on him. I currently have him in a 2.5 gallon tank. I was wondering if he could share a 10 gallon tank with my goldfish, Edward. Edward is mostly white but has a little orange on him. Edward lives in an 82 degree climate. Please site your source, if you have it. Thank you.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:20 PM   #2 
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No, there will probably be fin nipping, and your gold fish should have lower temps, high temps reduce oxygen and goldfish need lots of oxygen and high temps just arent natural.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #3 
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My source is from experience. /cited

You can't keep a betta with a goldfish. They'll kill each other.

What kind of goldfish is that? They're supposed to be coldwater fish. Even 82 is on the high end for a betta. Ideal is 79-80 degrees.
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Oh, ok. Thanks. My goldfish is just a normal goldfish. He is VERY hardy. He doesn't have any other fish living with him. He does have a small snail that comes with live plants living in his tank. The snail's name is Gary.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:29 PM   #5 
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Hey, Ajones108, my fish Indie looks kind of like your avatar! Indie has less red though.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:29 PM   #6 
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Nope. Not a good idea. Ever.

By the way, a 10g is not a good permanent home for any type of goldfish. It sounds like you have a common goldfish, if so, those are best suited for ponds. I got one last year and it's now almost 7 inches long. In one year!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #7 
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That's cool. :) My betta can't decide what colour he wants to be. The flash of a camera shows his blue translucent and you see more turquoise. And some days he's more red than blue. It's strange.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #8 
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Thanks, doggyhog. My goldfish though hasn't really grown that much since I upgraded him to a 10 gallon. And I wouldn't put in a pond now anyway. Wonder if a bird got to him? And I have a dog, so wonder if he went into the pond? Edward's around 2-3 inches now. I've had him for a few years. Thanks for your comment though!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #9 
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That's kind of how Indie is. At the store, his fins were a lighter/ baby blue. But in his tank, there dark blue. If he goes closer to the gravel though, they look lighter.
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Goldfish like colder water and bettas are tropical fish.
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