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what about gold fish in a tropical tank?

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Hi everyone hope you are all well. As the title says what do you think about gold fish in warm water??? I have seen this before in some lps and thought it a little strange but as I thought about it more gold fish living in hotter parts of australia would be in warm water without the use of a heater as would gold fish living overseas in hotter climates. Has there been a study of any kind done??

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Leanne

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I was told it damages their digestive system although they can survive but they tend to have a shorter life span and do not thrive but only live.

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They do best in cooler water but will do well in temperatures upto 20c.

It does shorten their life span plus unless you have a monster tank for some goldfish then they are best left in ponds. By keeping them in a confined space such as a tank you are stunting their growth. When this occurs They may appear to stop growing externally but their internal organ continue to grow until cardiac arrest.

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I do have a couple that I just put in ( I can take out) and they are soooooooo active swimming around everywhere and eat like piggies. Does anyone here live FNQ ? I was just interested at what temps a fish bowl or aquarium sits at.

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Thanks Lilli. I do drop in and have a read of whats going on at times but with a business 3 boys a husband and life things are very busy so I don't get on as often. I hope everyone is well/ :)

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I've also heard that goldfish don't survive as long as they should in warmer waters. I used to have them with some tropical fish, but was a bit worried that the warmer temps would cause problems in teh long run, so they're now in a cold water tank and seem just as happy in there :)

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It does shorten their life span plus unless you have a monster tank for some goldfish then they are best left in ponds.

No problems there they are in a 450 litre. I did have them in a smaller tank but of course they out grew that so that is why I put them into the heated one.They stripped the back hair alge from my plants within 2 weeks they seem to just love it. I have been fighting the black hair alge for months

Waves G'day to Leanne

Hi Lisa

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