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would it be ok to mix a goldfish with platys? #1
I have a 70 litre cold water tank. It has been set up for about 4 years. I have a fluval filter. I have one 4 year old platy and two six month old platy who are about a centimetre long.
My water readings are mostly consistent at:
PH 7.6 , high range PH 7.4, ammonia zero, nitrate 0 ppm, nitrite 0.
I do a 30% water change weekly and change filter medium when I have to usually about after four months.

The problem is that my son has a gold fish that is approx. two inches long. It is in a cold water 30litre tank. He does not have the room for a bigger tank. The fish seems distressed and I want to help.

My local pet store says that I could rehome this fish that it would be ok with my 3 platys. However i am worried that it might eat them especially as two of them are fry and are still small at about one centimetre long. I also don't want to stress out my fish.

The store will not accept the fish back. I just wondered if anyone else has a mix of gold fish and platys?
what do you think?
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Re: would it be ok to mix a goldfish with platys? #2
It may work as a temporary measure, but long-term the goldfish needs a much bigger tank. 180 litres - 3ft long if a fancy type and really an outdoor pond if a common type.
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Re: would it be ok to mix a goldfish with platys? #3
ok, many thanks for your reply.