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Robyn
Posted: Feb 3 2010, 03:31 PM


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You would think. I would worry a bit about opening the bags. You don't want water sloshing out or fish jumping out. I doubt just opening the bags would add much oxygen anyway if they are sealed under oxygen as they should be. I hope these new fish make the trip without event!


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Route3drummer
Posted: Feb 3 2010, 03:39 PM


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guess there is only one way to find out! LOL


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Derrick......no Ma'am, we're musicians.
100 gallon pond connected to 900 gallon pond by stream/falls housing 14 Gold Fish/Shubokuns/Sarassa/Comets. 29 gallon tank housing 4 albino cory's, 2 pepper cory's, 8 glow light tetra's, 4 black neon tetras, 6 black skirt tetras, 1 dwarft guarami, 3 platy's and 1 huge mystery snails. 5 gallon tank housing 1 male betta and 3 pepper cory's.
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Route3drummer
Posted: Feb 4 2010, 01:25 PM


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I have changed my mind (big surprise! LOL)

I think I will just get a couple of fancy goldfish for the tank. But here are my questions:

1. The water will be a bit warmer than what is claimed to be their "ideal"...will this be a problem?

2. Currently I have 2 molly's and 4 black phantom tetra's (and 2 corys) in the tank. Will the molly's or tetra's bother/nip fancy goldfish?

3. the tank is 29 gallons, so it should be big enough I assume? I wont be replacing the tropical fish as they pass away.


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100 gallon pond connected to 900 gallon pond by stream/falls housing 14 Gold Fish/Shubokuns/Sarassa/Comets. 29 gallon tank housing 4 albino cory's, 2 pepper cory's, 8 glow light tetra's, 4 black neon tetras, 6 black skirt tetras, 1 dwarft guarami, 3 platy's and 1 huge mystery snails. 5 gallon tank housing 1 male betta and 3 pepper cory's.
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Robyn
Posted: Feb 4 2010, 01:55 PM


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1. What is the temperature? Goldfish won't do well above about 75 degrees F long term.

2. The tetras may try to nip the goldfish. If the goldfish grow to full size, they can also nip/eat the other fish you mentioned. I once had panda cories with goldfish, and the cories nibbled on the fins of a sick fantail.

3. 29 gallons is big enough for a few small goldfish if you stick to the fancier kinds.

Most suggest keeping goldfish without other fish. For a list of reasons, see
http://www.fishpondinfo.com/fish/gfcare2.htm#other


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Route3drummer
Posted: Feb 5 2010, 10:31 AM


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Yeah, maybe not the best idea, so here is what I am doing. Giving my remaining tetra's to a friend who already has some. Setting up my small tank for the 2 molly's I have left( keeping these because I kind of like them!) and will use the big tank for the gold fish. My question is on the cory's....will they adapt to cooler water or should I move them to the small tank with the molly's? If I move them, any ideas for a good replacement for a scavenger for the gold fish tank? I plan to get a few snails, but other than that.

Thanks! biggrin.gif


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100 gallon pond connected to 900 gallon pond by stream/falls housing 14 Gold Fish/Shubokuns/Sarassa/Comets. 29 gallon tank housing 4 albino cory's, 2 pepper cory's, 8 glow light tetra's, 4 black neon tetras, 6 black skirt tetras, 1 dwarft guarami, 3 platy's and 1 huge mystery snails. 5 gallon tank housing 1 male betta and 3 pepper cory's.
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Robyn
Posted: Feb 5 2010, 02:51 PM


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How big is the small tank? That will partially determine if there's room for them with the mollies. Which species of cory do you have? Some, like the panda cories, can take temperatures as low as 68 degrees F. Those are the ones I had with goldfish. While they did at one point pick at the fins of the one fantail, in fairness, she was in bad shape at the time. There's really no perfect companion for goldfish. Goldfish may eat smaller snails or nibble at the antennae of larger ones but they could get along. The Japanese trapdoor snails sold for ponds are good algae eaters if you could find a few of those. Apple snails grow huge so I don't suggest them in a tank of that size with goldfish. Adding the little trumpet or ramshorn snails would be fine; the goldfish would eat some; the others would eat leftover food and algae. Most algae-eating fish are prone to possibly sucking on larger goldfish at some point. Cories are good scavengers. They do tend to be pretty sensitive to water quality and may lose their barbels if the water isn't in good shape.


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Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 2 mice, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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