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rgary12 11-15-2011 09:42 PM

Guppies or Endlers
So I have a huge duckweed problem in my guppy tank and to solve that i would add one to two small to medium sized goldfish. I was wondering if they are going to eat or nip at my guppies. I have a 55 gallon tank and the temperature is always 79-80f.

guppy371 11-15-2011 10:15 PM

Maybe not, but most likely they will. Not sure its worth the risk.

thekoimaiden 11-15-2011 10:39 PM

Yes they will. Goldfish gladly consume anything that fits in their mouths. Unless they are fancy goldfish they will quickly outgrow that tank. They are also not a tropical fish and should not be kept at temperatures that high. I have two goldfish in a 55 gallon, and I can't keep anything else (even snails) in there because they eat everything. I even have trouble with plants. You are better off scooping out the duckweed by hand than endangering your guppies and endlers.

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