Originally Posted by Viper
Not being snippy or condescending at all. I didn't use any sarcasm and had no ill intent. I even stated that your advice and experience is very much encouraged and welcome.
So you just naturally sound that way?
(Sorry.. Don't expect me to back down and be submissive just because I'm new to *this* forum, and your post count happens to be higher than mine.)
Now, back to the topic at hand. No matter how you want to slice it, putting goldfish with cichlids is *not* common practice, generally doesn't work, and by no means should be encouraged. Just because it may have worked for one person, that doesn't mean the next person should jump right out and try it. The fact remains that the mix he had in that tank was a prime recipe for disaster, and somebody else came alone and suggested it was fine because it worked "for them".