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

  1. guppylover321New MemberMember

    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. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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. guppylover321New MemberMember

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

    the only difference is that tropical fish like warm, heated water, while goldfish like cold/room temp water
  5. guppylover321New MemberMember

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

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


    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. guppylover321New MemberMember

    I just found a tank for the goldfish.
  8. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

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

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