These comments refer to the goldfish page.
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I, Robyn, do not necessarily agree with any facts or opinions stated in the comments. I may add a response in some cases but have not altered the comments.
"Re: Goldfish not being too dirty to live with other fish... For all intents and purposes, yes, they ARE too dirty to live with other commonly kept fish, i.e tropicals. Goldfish and tropical fish not only come from totally different areas of the world, with totally different water requirements (i.e. temperature, hardness, salt). In addition to this, it is completely true that goldfish secrete higher amounts of ammonia ("waste") then do tropical fish. The amount that goldfish secrete and therefore can tolerate, is much higher then the tetras, angelfish, cichlids, and other tropicals that are commonly kept in home aquariums. So yes, while one should keep their tank as clean as possible, it is generally a bad idea to keep goldfish together with tropicals, not only due to again, different water rquirements, but because goldish ARE "dirtier" then tropicals."
I do not agree with Alexandria. I do agree that for their length, goldfish produce more waste than skinny fish. But, per gram, goldfish produce no more waste than any other fish. I am open to seeing any studies done on this but do not know of any. Goldfish come from China. There are many other species of fish from Asia such as white cloud mountain minnows and most anabantoids. There are many fish that share the same water requirements as goldfish.
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