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Yes Bernie, I have mentioned C. Pearl Danios......You can never tell what I might mention next! My two cents on swordtails.....I have always found them to be bullies and fin nippers.
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The celestial pearl danios ( have alot of other names like micro rasboras ect.).They are the most butifull fish i have ever seen . They are fairly new to the hobbists. they are preaty small 1-1/2 inchs long. Birnie google their images. but they cost like 7 bucks each .


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maybe i'll get some of those then...are they a schooling fish?
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1 Fantail Goldfish
1 Small Black Moor
10 White Cloud Mountain Minnows
1 Male Guppy
10 Gallon
1 Female Betta
2 Corydora Catfish
9 Neon Tetra
2 Ottos
5 Gallon
1 Betta-1 Male
2 Ottos
55 Gallon
1 Red-tailed Shark
1 Golden Chinese Algae Eater
1 Common Plecostumus
1 Green Terror Cichlid
1 Jack Dempsey
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1 Australian Blue Yabbie Lobster
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yes they are a schooling fish
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so i should get 5-6 of them?
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29 Gallon
4 Golden Dojo Loaches
1 Fantail Goldfish
1 Small Black Moor
10 White Cloud Mountain Minnows
1 Male Guppy
10 Gallon
1 Female Betta
2 Corydora Catfish
9 Neon Tetra
2 Ottos
5 Gallon
1 Betta-1 Male
2 Ottos
55 Gallon
1 Red-tailed Shark
1 Golden Chinese Algae Eater
1 Common Plecostumus
1 Green Terror Cichlid
1 Jack Dempsey
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
1 Australian Blue Yabbie Lobster
1 Three Spot Gourami
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Didnt one of your gouramis just die unexpectedly on you? I would wait to see if there is a cause for that , as in see if any more fish die or become ill and check water quality, before getting any more fish. If there's something going on in the tank, adding new specimens will probably make the situation worse
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Yah i think i'll check everything first thanks for the advice guys.
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29 Gallon
4 Golden Dojo Loaches
1 Fantail Goldfish
1 Small Black Moor
10 White Cloud Mountain Minnows
1 Male Guppy
10 Gallon
1 Female Betta
2 Corydora Catfish
9 Neon Tetra
2 Ottos
5 Gallon
1 Betta-1 Male
2 Ottos
55 Gallon
1 Red-tailed Shark
1 Golden Chinese Algae Eater
1 Common Plecostumus
1 Green Terror Cichlid
1 Jack Dempsey
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
1 Australian Blue Yabbie Lobster
1 Three Spot Gourami
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Swords are pretty darn nippy. They'll eat your poor slow-moving goldfish alive.

But there's nothing wrong with a goldfish in a heated tank. The only reason people keep them in cold water is because its easier on the humans to have less maintenence. Goldfish grow faster and digest better in warm water. They also can avoid a few diseases that don't like to cross the line above 78F. This means they need a bigger tank, they need a more powerful filter, and they live longer. These are things people have chosen to avoid by simply keeping them in cold water. Its like approved neglect of an animal's health for the human's well-being.
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Fishdepot.....Where do you get your information. What you have posted regarding "goldfish" goes against everything I have seen published about goldfish, the carps, and koi. They are "cool water fish" best kept in cool conditions not provided in the heated tropical fish aquarium................
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I get my information from being in the fish trade, not just being a pet owner. Are you reading TFH publications? Either way, you are reading myths perpetuated by the same people who keep goldfish in bowls and 10 gallon aquariums. Its not practical for most people to keep goldfish in warm water, that would be too much work for a 10 pet, but that doesn't mean its the best thing for the animal. Fish can't even digest properly at the lowest temperatures recommended for goldfish and koi.
 


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