HELP! TIny Panda Garra just came in... will larger ones bully or goldfish eat?

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HI, I ordered another panda garra to make my other two less aggressive to each other and they live in a 75g with 3 mid-size fancy goldfish. This one is just a baby. really time compared to the other two. Is it safe to put him in with them? Also, he will fit in my goldfish mouths, not his length but girth.. should I not put in tank until he is bigger?

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kippielynn said:
HI, I ordered another panda garra to make my other two less aggressive to each other and they live in a 75g with 3 mid-size fancy goldfish. This one is just a baby. really time compared to the other two. Is it safe to put him in with them? Also, he will fit in my goldfish mouths, not his length but girth.. should I not put in tank until he is bigger?

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Aw, panda garras are so cute! I mean, although fancy goldfish are omnivores, and my koi ate a bunch of dead frogs, I personally think it would be fine, considering you never gave the goldfish a taste for meat. That's generally how it works. The goldfish won't see the panda as food, unless you give meat to the fish and they eat it. That's what my experience has been with gold/koi fish.
 
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Aw, panda garras are so cute! I mean, although fancy goldfish are omnivores, and my koi ate a bunch of dead frogs, I personally think it would be fine, considering you never gave the goldfish a taste for meat. That's generally how it works. The goldfish won't see the panda as food, unless you give meat to the fish and they eat it. That's what my experience has been with gold/koi fish.
Ugh, do frozen blood worms count as meat?! Tehy go nuts for it! The one goldfish has poor eye sight so he has sucked on a panda garra before but these are bigger.. Ugh he is very cute little guy, defintely don't want him to be a snack :)
 

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Ugh, do frozen blood worms count as meat?! Tehy go nuts for it! The one goldfish has poor eye sight so he has sucked on a panda garra before but these are bigger.. Ugh he is very cute little guy, defintely don't want him to be a snack :)
If an animal eats worms, I'd count them as an insectivore.
 
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ok fair.. Goldfish I think are technically omnivores but they have never had true meat I guess...:)
 

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ok fair.. Goldfish I think are technically omnivores but they have never had true meat I guess...:)
Yeah, pretty much what I was saying. They are omnivores along with koi. My koi however ate a bunch of dead bullfrogs in my pond, and now I notice a bit of fin nipping :/
 
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He/She is in there but my alpha panda garra is not digging it. He actually is flashing a bi and wondering if from the little bit of water from old bag that got in. That was a bit of a debacle getting the new one of our the bag so i had to get a little bag residue in the tank to get him out:/ However now my biggest panda garra is flashing and the other really weirded out and hiding. Could I have introduced something that fast that they are flashing or are they just stressed from a new friend?! I mean it is a third their size, so not sure why they would freak out? Ugh I am worried of course now:(
 

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