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Offline kdlynn

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« on: 10/09/2007 03:17:04 »
i won a goldfish today at the fair. his name is bob. he's very cute. but here's my question... if i put him in with my blue beta fish, will they get along ok, and can they eat the same food?

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« Reply #1 on: 10/09/2007 06:54:14 »
Betta are tropical, goldfish are cold-water. How are you keeping your betta?
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« Reply #2 on: 10/09/2007 07:43:04 »
Obviously, the betta will give your goldfish the cold shoulder.
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« Reply #3 on: 10/09/2007 09:18:28 »
The marine version of a James Bond film... GoldFishFinger.

OK, I'll try to think of a betta 1
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« Reply #4 on: 11/09/2007 01:40:03 »
he is in a betta aquarium from the pet store... it doesn't have a heater or anything... it's just a little basic tank with a plant...

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« Reply #5 on: 11/09/2007 02:33:13 »
If it's a male betta he'll probably think the whole things fishy unless you add a female betta.  If the goldfish is big (not a small fry) and the aquarium has enough room for the betta to set up his own perch, they might tolerate each other.  But the scales are tipped towards the betta being too territorial, they are just shellfish that way.

I'd just get another tank just for the halibut.  Otherwise you'll probably just end up floundering trying to establish peace between the two.

I think Eric is soley to blame for starting this.

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« Reply #6 on: 11/09/2007 02:36:07 »
i just sat the two tanks next to each other to see what happened. it wasn't good. poor bob... he got scared through two layers of glass!

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« Reply #7 on: 11/09/2007 02:41:17 »
Aww, poor Bob, good thing you tested it this way first!
Bob will probably enjoy the safety and comfort of his own tank.

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« Reply #8 on: 11/09/2007 02:45:12 »
yeah. they are also in seperate rooms. it's sort of relaxing to have a goldfish in my bedroom. thanks for your help!

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« Reply #9 on: 15/09/2007 12:23:32 »
Anyway its not a Bob's choice.
If in natural habitat they lived peacefully then why not?

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« Reply #10 on: 15/09/2007 16:41:09 »
sadly i must report that bob has passed away. moment of silence...........................

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« Reply #11 on: 15/09/2007 17:05:40 »
Why do find colors in fish?

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« Reply #12 on: 17/09/2007 16:52:47 »
Awww, poor Bob.