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Old 06-10-2019, 01:25 AM   #1
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Goldfish with guppies

Hello. Iím not sure which forum is appropriate for this question so Iím submitting it twice.

Could I/should I put a tiny baby goldfish in my guppy tank? I came upon some eggs when cleaning my goldfish tank. In retrospect, I should have returned them to the tank and let nature take its course. Now I have one survivor about a month old and still remarkably small. I cannot put this little fighter back in the goldfish tank where heíd be a snack in a heartbeat. I feel sorry for him being alone in his tank. I doubt I could find a similar sized companion. My guppy tank currently has fry about his size Yes, I am a sentimental old fool. That aside, what might be best for the little goldfish?

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Old 06-10-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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Goldfish and guppies need different temperatures. Goldfish will do better in colder water while guppies need tropical temperatures.
Your guppy and its fry will also eventually become a snack for the goldfish when it gets bigger.
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Thanks, Sara. I know a tropical tank wouldn’t be optimum and had intended that it be short term. I planned to relocate him with the other goldfish when he was larger and stood a chance to survive.
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If you can find a middle ground temp you should be fine. You could also just do larger water changes goldfish in warmer temps tend to create more "waste".
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If you have to house them together id set the temp at 74 degrees. No higher and no lower than 72.
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The goldfish will be fine at tropical temps. He will grow faster than if in colder temps so you can put him with his goldfish buddies sooner.
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