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have a question on goldfishes

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by lil shant, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. lil shant

    lil shant New Member

    hey i was wondering if goldfishes have a chemical on their skin nd why cant they housed with tropical fish
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    No they don't have any chemicals. They do have a slime coat, but most fish have that. And the reason they shouldn't be housed with tropicals is because they are cold water fish and require a much lower temperature (70* - 75* vs 78* - 80* for tropicals).

  3. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Speaking of Goldfish, I saw a commerical the other day and it said that Goldfish have a 3 second memory. I find that interesting, anyone know any facts?
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Mythbusters (on The Discovery Channel) disproved that. Plus if my goldfish only had 3 second memories, they wouldn't get excited expecting food when I walked out to the pond.

  5. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    haha, i watched that one......that one guy didnt know how to care for his fish very well :lol:

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