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Goldfish and Tinfoil Barbs
Old 04-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
 
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Question Goldfish and Tinfoil Barbs

I have a 30 gal with two tinfoil barbs in it currently and would it be okay to put a fancy goldfish in with them?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
 
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No for two reasons. First, mixing tropicals and goldfish is not advisable except for a very few exceptions. But much more importantly, you don't have space in a 30g for goldfish and the existing barb are themselves in trouble.

You do realize that Tinfoil Barb attain 14 inches? And it should be in a group. A 6-foot or 200g tank is required. Click the name for the profile.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
 
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Aside from the tank issue, I would say no just on the water parameters. Tinfoil barb like soft, acidic (below 7) water, and goldfish need hard, basic water (above 7.2). So get a large tank for the goldfish and a massive tank for the tinfoil barb! lol planning on starting your own public aquarium?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
 
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Public aquarium? Maybe someday :) lol
Thanks for the heads up though, I won't put them together
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