Originally Posted by Jmunroe
They may be fine now but what will happen is either the cold water species or the tropical species will suffer and die early. My guess is the goldfish will die in a few years and you will still think it was a success because they all lived a few years together. When actually the goldfish shoulda lived for 20 years. There is less than optimal conditions for your fish in your tank... That is FACT
Trouble is, when ego meets ignorance, the needs of the fish just don't rate against the 'wants' of a person who is prepared to sacrifice the fish's quality of life on order to get what they themselves want.