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JayJay65
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PostPosted: 2006.03.14(Tue)19:02    Post subject: goldfish with swordtails & otos Reply with quote

I have a couple of questions...

1) Are goldfish hardy?
2) Can they be kept in a tank with swordtails, & otos?
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TJ
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PostPosted: 2006.03.14(Tue)19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your tank is a 20 gallon right? A 20 gallon is too small for a goldfish. Plus, they require different temps, food, and more than swordtails and ottos. So, goldfish can't be kept with ottos and swordtails.

Not to be rude, but before posting, you may want to read previous topics and do research.
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PostPosted: 2006.03.15(Wed)10:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JayJay

1) Yes goldfish are generally considered to be hardy, but this does not mean that they can be subjected to bad quality water.

2) Technically yes, but for all practical reasons no, they are best kept in separate tanks. As the goldfish grows, it may in any case, pose a threat to the ottos.

Read this before making you decision: http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=30255
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