goldfish in tropical tank? Question

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by lucky strike 21, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. lucky strike 21Well Known MemberMember

    ok i know there not supposed to go together but my question is my goldfish i have in the 55 gallon can i move them to the 150 gallon with my bps and jd or will they die? it would just be temporary or i heard they produce a slime that will sicken the tropical fish is this true

  2. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    I have not personally heard of a slime but I will say they do prefer lower temps. I think with proper acclimation the temps would be ok, but I would worry about that JD beating up on it.

  3. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    More than temperature, I'd be worried that there would be consequences for putting them with such aggressive fish.

  4. lucky strike 21Well Known MemberMember

    yeah thats what i was thinking too i want them to be safe is there dividers for tanks because personally today i noticed the big goldfish is starting to get cramped now i feel bad i rescued him and now i cant give him a good hmmm i dont know what to do so should i try it

    i could put them in my 55 long with my community fish but they dont release any slime or dangerous to the tropical fish
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  5. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    If you don't have anywhere to put them that's appropriate (IE temperate water, without aggressive fish) then I would just rehome them.
  6. lucky strike 21Well Known MemberMember

    yeah thats what im thinking about but where i dont want them to go to someone who will care for them
  7. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I'm guessing you meant you DO want them to go to someone who will care for them :p Put an ad in the BSTF forum, maybe someone will want them. :)
  8. lucky strike 21Well Known MemberMember

    yeah thats what im thinking about but where i dont want them to go to someone who will care for them yeah thats what im going to end up doing thank you kinezumi89
  9. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    why not do a nice goldfish tank? they are actually alot of fun to have. We have a 37 at work with a pair in them and they are very interactive.
  10. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    Definitely not with the JD, please. (s)he'll get torn apart. :(

    I agree with finding a new home. If you're looking for temporary digs, you can use a large rubbermaid plastic container (those roughneck ones) on the floor. They work really well for this sort of thing. Be sure to add a filter that has been cycled.

    There is no slime problem to my knowledge, but goldfish are very uncomfortable in a tropical tank. They will "adapt" to a point, but will be stressed. Stressed fish tend to get sick, and if the goldfish get sick the rest of your tank is at risk. It could cause you many, many headaches.

    Hope this helps. :)
  11. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I agree, there's no way a goldfish could hold it's own with those fish.

    As far as the slime sickening tropical fish? In my experience that's nonsense :)
  12. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Goldfish do not produce a slime cost that is toxic to other fish. That's such garbage, and who ever came up with that should be punched in the face. Just sayin' :;nin2

    I don't see a problem with keeping goldfish with "tropical" fish as long as the temp is kept where both parties are comfortable, and no is getting picked on. In fact, should I be getting what I think I'm getting for Christmas (a larger tank), I plan on moving my Fancy Goldfish inside to live with the inhabitants of my 20 long. In your case, I'm have to say no. Cichlids are not good candidates to try this with.
  13. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Many "tropical" fish are quite happy in the low 70's

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