Minnows

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by guppylover321, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. g

    guppylover321 New Member Member

    I had 2 minnows for a couple of months and I kept them with 1 goldfish in a bowl. Can I put the minnows in with my tropical fish? I know that you can't keep goldfish with tropical fish but what about minnows?
     
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Many members keep goldfish with "tropicals". It would be far better to keep the goldfish in a tank with tropical fish than in a bowl.

    I can't remember the specifics of your tank. Could you repeat it, or fill in your aquarium info?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    g

    guppylover321 New Member Member

    I have 2 mollies, a guppy, a gold algae eater, and 3 snails.
     
  4. ghardin

    ghardin Valued Member Member

    the only difference is that tropical fish like warm, heated water, while goldfish like cold/room temp water
     
  5. OP
    OP
    g

    guppylover321 New Member Member

    Can I keep the minnows with the tropical fish?
     
  6. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.Price Valued Member Member

    That poor goldfish should not be in a bowl, goldfish get BIG, goldfish need at least a 20g tank and here is why:

    GB_BIGGEST_Goldfish_470456a.jpg

    Yes, you can keep the minnows with your tropicals... but PLEASE find that goldfish a better home, being in a small bowl like that could stunt him, deform him, or kill him. When goldfish don't have the room they need, their outsides may not grow, causing deformations, but their insides will keep growing, and this causes death.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    g

    guppylover321 New Member Member

    I just found a tank for the goldfish.
     
  8. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.Price Valued Member Member

    Awesome!! :happy0064::party0011::;hf
     




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