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?
Comets will undoubtedly eat anything that fits their mouths. Guppies are certainly no exception to the rule at all.
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