Re: [Freshwater Aquariums] question on guppies, danios, rosies and goldfish
- --- Emily Tenczar <bababanana@...> wrote:
> I'd like to have the rosy reds cohabit with the goldfish becauseSo stop adding salt. Goldfish have no requirement for salt. Sure some
> they both do well at cooler temperatures (no heater required)
> but I found that the salinity preferences are quite different.
> The tank currently has 1 tbsp/6 gal which is the amount of
> salt advised for goldfish. I don't want
> to kill the rosy reds already if i added too much salt.
people like to add salt and some people think you HAVE to add salt to
many **FRESHWATER** tropical fish tanks, but for the most part, most
of those species have no requirement for salt and that includes
> I also found that danios have similar salt requirements to rosyreds,
Right, both species have no need for salt in their water... if that
is what you meant.
> So bascially, how can I modify the conditions so that goldfish andStop adding salt would do it.
> rosy reds will do fine together,
> and would the danios be betterAre these fancy goldfish, you know all bulbous with fancy fins and in
> with the goldfish and rosies, or with the livebearers?
a nutshell, fish that do not gracefully swim? If so, they are best
kept by themselves because normal fish can typically outswim them.
This leads to two problems. One, they find it hard to compete for
food and may not get enough to eat. And two, if one of the faster
swimmers decides to start picking on one of the goldfish, they can
not easily escape and become sitting ducks. Certainly not something
you want to happen to your goldfish.
If they are normal goldfish or comets, then they probably would do ok
with the Fathead minnows (aka "Rosy Reds"), which are a fish native
to North America.