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Just Keep Swimming
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Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:43:45 PM »

Hey
 I am just wondering if wimplefish can be kept with goldfish, I heard that they were okay together but I thought wimplefish liked warmer water and salt? Also how much room does a wimplefish require? Kinda scared to try them without knowing.
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Nossie
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Re: Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 03:35:27 AM »

*googled wimplefish* That's a marine fish. NEVER keep that with a freshwater fish like goldfish. So even if they'd do well together on a social basis (lol) the wimplefish needs to live in a marine environment, and like you may figure, a goldfish can't. Even if you'd manage to keep the wimplefish for a while, the goldfish would soon get it killed with all the ammonia it produces. All marine species are incredibly sensitive to changes in water quality, and especially to wastes and nitrates as these things seldom or never change in the sea. So first of all, if you want to keep a wimplefish, you need a big marine tank with corals, protein skimmers and lots of über filtration. You also need to let the tank cycle completely so that no ammonia not nitrite will show on the test readings, and then you have to start with some hardy kinds of marine fish. (Which still are sensitive compared to most freshwater fish)

So in short, no. You can't keep wimplefish with goldfish. They're far, far, far too different when it comes to their environmental needs.
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Re: Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 06:20:29 AM »

You pretty much answered your own question when you said "I thought wimplefish liked warmer water and salt" I have never heard of them I must admit but by the looks of what Nossie said it is a big no, no. There is no way either of them would be happy and it would definitely end in death. Keep them separately or just one and all will be good Smiley
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Re: Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 04:52:53 PM »

A simple "No".
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Hanna
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Re: Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 05:17:12 PM »

Nossie covered it already, NO

But I wonder where you heard it that they were ok together??? I must say this person doesn't know anything about fish keeping, and /or if it was sbdy at the pet shop this person was interested in the almighty dollar and not in the fishes wellbeing.
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Re: Can Wimplefish be kept with Goldfish
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 05:26:59 PM »

Maybe, usually saltwater fish are really expensive!!!
Unless the petshop person was trying to sell him goldies to feed to the wimblefish! Undecided
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