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Will comet goldfish eat fancy guppies?

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Will comet goldfish eat fancy guppies?
Old 04-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
 
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Will comet goldfish eat fancy guppies?

I picked up two doomed comet goldfish from a kiddie pool give-away and they've been living in my 40g tank since the fall. They are getting pretty big and I do not have a pond or larger tank to home them into. I also have fancy guppies (my favorite fish) in the tank, along with two turtles. Within a day, 3 guppies dissapeared. I don't think it was the turtles because they will generally take one at a time because it's so hard to catch one in the first place. A snapper could get three in a day, but I don't know my painted turtle or RBS to be capable of that.

The comet goldfish is definitely big enough to eat the guppies, and is fast enough to catch them. I wonder if any predation is going on... I hate to see my guppies go so fast, and I have a suspicion the goldfish is to blame.

Has anyone else ever seen evidence of comet goldfish eating smaller fish?

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
 
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Comets will undoubtedly eat anything that fits their mouths. Guppies are certainly no exception to the rule at all.
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