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Old August 11th 04, 02:16 PM
Solomani
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Can any kind of GF live with any other kind of GF?

What other types of fish or animals can live happily with GF (and vice a versa)?

Thanks.
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Old August 11th 04, 03:02 PM
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Solomani wrote:

Can any kind of GF live with any other kind of GF?

What other types of fish or animals can live happily with GF (and vice a versa)?

Thanks.


Usually Goldies can live with other goldies. Bubble eyes and other fancys may
not do as well with Commons or comets due to their disadvantage, speed and
visually
but it depends on their personalities really.
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Old August 11th 04, 11:08 PM
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Geezer From The Freezer wrote in message ...
Solomani wrote:

Can any kind of GF live with any other kind of GF?

What other types of fish or animals can live happily with GF (and vice a versa)?

Thanks.


Usually Goldies can live with other goldies. Bubble eyes and other fancys may
not do as well with Commons or comets due to their disadvantage, speed and
visually
but it depends on their personalities really.


Thanks. What about things like guppies? Axilotls? Prawns? Or any
other fish that can live in coldwater.
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Old August 11th 04, 11:53 PM
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Generally, it doesn't work out in the end, from what I've read, because the
goldfish get big and then eat their companions. When the goldies are small,
shrimp and white cloud minnows might be a good choice. But one day they may
eat em up!





"Solomani" wrote in message
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Geezer From The Freezer wrote in message

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Solomani wrote:

Can any kind of GF live with any other kind of GF?

What other types of fish or animals can live happily with GF (and vice

a versa)?

Thanks.


Usually Goldies can live with other goldies. Bubble eyes and other

fancys may
not do as well with Commons or comets due to their disadvantage, speed

and
visually
but it depends on their personalities really.


Thanks. What about things like guppies? Axilotls? Prawns? Or any
other fish that can live in coldwater.



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Old August 12th 04, 12:54 AM
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In message SrxSc.79370$J06.29961@pd7tw2no, Mookie
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Generally, it doesn't work out in the end, from what I've read, because the
goldfish get big and then eat their companions. When the goldies are small,
shrimp and white cloud minnows might be a good choice. But one day they may
eat em up!


but the life span of the minnows is probably such that (if you get them
when the goldfish are small) they wil probably live out their natural
span before the goldfish get big enough to eat them?
then there's weather loach...
--
sophie
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Old August 12th 04, 01:06 AM
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Goldfish grow pretty quickly, but if you find the number of minnows down by
one or two you can move them to a ten gallon which would be cheap to set up.
I've seen complete aquariums with filters for under $30. White clouds would
be good companions because they are coldwater fish and compatible in that
way. A loach or catfish might work, but you'd have to see if anyone has
succeeded with the combo.


"sophie" wrote in message
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In message SrxSc.79370$J06.29961@pd7tw2no, Mookie
writes

Generally, it doesn't work out in the end, from what I've read, because

the
goldfish get big and then eat their companions. When the goldies are

small,
shrimp and white cloud minnows might be a good choice. But one day they

may
eat em up!


but the life span of the minnows is probably such that (if you get them
when the goldfish are small) they wil probably live out their natural
span before the goldfish get big enough to eat them?
then there's weather loach...
--
sophie



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Old August 12th 04, 01:12 AM
sophie
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In message 4wySc.78321$M95.37232@pd7tw1no, Mookie
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Goldfish grow pretty quickly, but if you find the number of minnows down by
one or two you can move them to a ten gallon which would be cheap to set up.
I've seen complete aquariums with filters for under $30. White clouds would
be good companions because they are coldwater fish and compatible in that
way. A loach or catfish might work, but you'd have to see if anyone has
succeeded with the combo.


weather loach are coldwater, and from what I've heard they and the
goldfish leave each other alone. It's a combination I'm about to try,
too - I'm looking forward to it. goldfish to eat the plants, and weather
loach to dig them up ;-)
--
sophie
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Old August 12th 04, 02:53 PM
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Weather loach and goldfish make a good combination, if you have any
ornaments they`ll dig under them instead of uprooting plants (as well as
move them around the tank, you`d be amazed how much weight a 5 inch weather
loach can shunt around), the loach i have likes to touch up the goldies with
his feelers, barbels whatever they are called, smaller fish tend to panic a
bit, but the bigger ones seem to like it... Don`t bother if you`d like to
keep some snails though, one weather loach can turn 30 snails into 0 snails
in a couple of days...

"sophie" wrote in message
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In message 4wySc.78321$M95.37232@pd7tw1no, Mookie
writes

Goldfish grow pretty quickly, but if you find the number of minnows down

by
one or two you can move them to a ten gallon which would be cheap to set

up.
I've seen complete aquariums with filters for under $30. White clouds

would
be good companions because they are coldwater fish and compatible in that
way. A loach or catfish might work, but you'd have to see if anyone has
succeeded with the combo.


weather loach are coldwater, and from what I've heard they and the
goldfish leave each other alone. It's a combination I'm about to try,
too - I'm looking forward to it. goldfish to eat the plants, and weather
loach to dig them up ;-)
--
sophie



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Old August 12th 04, 03:08 PM
sophie
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In message ,
johnhuddleston writes
Weather loach and goldfish make a good combination, if you have any
ornaments they`ll dig under them instead of uprooting plants (as well as
move them around the tank, you`d be amazed how much weight a 5 inch weather
loach can shunt around), the loach i have likes to touch up the goldies with
his feelers, barbels whatever they are called, smaller fish tend to panic a
bit, but the bigger ones seem to like it... Don`t bother if you`d like to
keep some snails though, one weather loach can turn 30 snails into 0 snails
in a couple of days...


could be useful ;-) I quite like the malaysian trumpet snails though -
however, the loach should do just as good a job of shifting the
substrate about. I've been worrying about the extreme softness and lack
of calcium in the water and the snails recently, too.
The loach will be littlies to start with (the goldfish aren't very big
yet, either).

"sophie" wrote in message
...
In message 4wySc.78321$M95.37232@pd7tw1no, Mookie
writes

Goldfish grow pretty quickly, but if you find the number of minnows down

by
one or two you can move them to a ten gallon which would be cheap to set

up.
I've seen complete aquariums with filters for under $30. White clouds

would
be good companions because they are coldwater fish and compatible in that
way. A loach or catfish might work, but you'd have to see if anyone has
succeeded with the combo.


weather loach are coldwater, and from what I've heard they and the
goldfish leave each other alone. It's a combination I'm about to try,
too - I'm looking forward to it. goldfish to eat the plants, and weather
loach to dig them up ;-)
--
sophie




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sophie
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Old August 13th 04, 04:01 AM
Solomani
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Default Goldfish companions?

Thanks all.

What about GF to GF compatiblity? Can they interbreed? Are they all
compatible with each other as companions? Any websites that list,
with pictures, all the different types of GF?

Ive found one or two sites but they seem to be incomplete (some
pictures, no pictures, tiny pictures, no informatione etc).

Thanks for everyones patience!
 




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