Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
As Russell has said Gold fish (being carp and aggressive at times ) are a cold water fish. Betta are tropical and need a temperature between 76 and 82 degrees. Gold fish can live in Temperature below freezing to (under the ice not trapped in it) above 80 degrees. (the above temp is not recommended) They are a fish that can adapt to their environment and can take high amounts of stress at times.
After reading both of your posts I personally can not agree with your thinking on the stocking of a tank. You are talking about a 5 gallon tank. This would be enough for one betta and maybe a snail. To have other fish that would be the same size as your betta taking up the space and creating twice the amount of ammonia is not a healthy tank. Even removing the gold fish and raising the temp to 78 degrees and adding a Cory is not something I would advise. But it's your tank and Your decision.
I'm sorry to say I think this is wrong on so many levels.
Last edited by Old Dog 59; 01-06-2020 at 06:57 AM.