will my goldfish eat smaller guppys

Discussion in 'Cyprinids (includes Goldfish)' started by endlerfreak1, Dec 29, 2012.

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    endlerfreak1 New Member Member

    I have a few guppys that seem to drop every week. So I was wondering if I could feed them to my goldfish? He is like 10 inches long he is in a 55 with more goldfish 2 about 6 inches and one that is around 4 inches I have to hob filters both 60-110 gallon. Has anyone fed there goldfish little fish before
     
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    welcome to the forum

    Yup, the goldfish will eat anything they can. They may not recognize the fry as food at first though, but it shouldn't take them long.
     
  3. fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    I agree with Jaysee they will likely eat it.
     




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    endlerfreak1 New Member Member

    Well when I first put them in they chased them around for like a min. But after after that they where like whatever. I had full grown guppys with them before they would only stand to have two in there and never messed with them. When I got two more guppys they killed them in less than a week. So I am hopping they eat them or I will have to get them out and take them to my friends tank for a treat for his two Oscars that he has
     
  5. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I would expect the goldfish to get them eventually. They are opportunistic, in my experience. I wouldn't expect them to eat lots and lots of fry though. I think you could take the ones that grow up to your friends tank for the oscars.
     
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    endlerfreak1 New Member Member

    I tried to take them today to him and he told me he didn't want them. But he later told me that he went and got feeder fish from the store and the last time his fish got sick. They brought fin rot to his tank and they had hole in head after he feed them.
     
  7. tunastrack

    tunastrack Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, that is understandable of your friend. Live food can be tricky esp when you buy the feeders from the chain store. Whatever they eat they get disease included.
     
  8. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.Price Valued Member Member

    I actually have a couple guppies in with my goldfish specifically so they'll get a fry treat every 28 days, they love it!
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd bet money that the adults get eaten, in time.
     
  10. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.Price Valued Member Member

    How much you wanna bet? ;)
     
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    endlerfreak1 New Member Member

    I would bet I have seen them eat some of my older ones before they trap them in the corner and go nuts over them lol
     




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