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Old 06-21-2018, 05:59 PM   #1
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Goldfish and white clouds minnows

Hi, I was wondering if I can house white clouds in with my goldfish. I have a 75 gallon with 7 baby goldfish.
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Goldfish are cold blooded and need much cooler water than tropical, warm blooded White Clouds. The two shouldn't be kept in the same tank.

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Thank you, I got told that white clouds are cold water. Are there any "schooling" fish that are cold blooded?
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Goldfish and white clouds minnows

Both goldfish and White Cloud Mountain minnows prefer cooler temps and would be fine together. However, larger goldfish may see the WCMM as a food source.
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Are you serious? White Clouds are small fish and Goldfish will get very large. The White Clouds will eventually be lunch.

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Yes I am serious. OP specified that they were “babies” so (indoors) this could be 1-2”. You are correct, goldfish will grow and will probably eat them. But we are assuming these are comets/feeders. The rounder bodied goldfish (excluding fantail and ryunkins) are not very quick.
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Trust me on this one. I've kept and am keeping tropical fish and Goldfish. There are numerous reasons for not keeping Tropicals and Goldfish together. They have different food requirements, water temperature requirements, Goldfish will stress in warmer water, that Tropicals prefer and visa versa. Warmer water doesn't hold enough oxygen for a cold water fish like a Goldfish. Colder water maintains a higher oxygen level that Goldfish prefer. The eventual size difference alone should tell you not to combine these two.

Research keeping Tropicals with Goldfish. This is an accident waiting to happen.

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Not arguing the tropical + cold water fish combo... it should be avoided for obvious reasons.
You are generalizing this. WCMM are sub-tropical at best and prefer temps between 68-75 degrees F. In their natural habitat, the temps can range from 57-79 F.
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I can't buy into this one. The temperature difference alone will eventually lead to health problems for one or the other.

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