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post #1 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Will they be ok together ?

Hi I have 3 fan tails at the moment I am going to get 3 more livebearers for breeding purposes. Will these fish be ok together ?
The fan tails and livebearers. And when the fry are born to they need to come strate out of that tank ? Thanks for all your help
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 02:57 PM
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Fan-tails? As in goldfish?

You can't mix goldfish (cold-water) with live-bearers (warm-water).

Why are you planning on breeding fish?

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 03:50 PM
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...well now! That clears things up...

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 05:00 PM
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Fan-tails? As in goldfish?

You can't mix goldfish (cold-water) with live-bearers (warm-water).

Why are you planning on breeding fish?
i have a goldfish in my tank with guppies, and alsorts of others, the temp is 77 and he is happy as larry. been in there for 6 months now, so i say, yes, u can keep goldfish in a heated tank! :):):)
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 05:21 PM
i say i dont know, what size tank do you have?
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 05:26 PM
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...77 F is getting a bit high for goldfish, some sources list 60-65 as ideal, others say 70-75 F...and he might be doing well now...but as a rule the water is too warm for long term success and health...

Fancy goldfish are also less hardy than the single finned varieties, so if you have a small comet he might be more tolerant than if you had a black moor for example...but that's another huge discussion...

...and then again, you could have one of the exceptions to the rule...

Heh...rules ARE meant to be broken...

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-23-2007, 05:36 PM
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I don't see a problem as long as the tnak is large enough. With 3 fancies and adding live bearers you need to have at least a 55 if not larger.

I also know other fish keepers that have kept goldfish of many different species in heated tanks at 78-80 for well over 8 years. They were huge but did not have any health problems and were some of the nicest looking goldfish I have ever seen.
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