The Lonely Goldfish

The Lonely Goldfish 2018-12-22T06:24:23+00:00

The only goldfish is a lonely goldfish

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The lonely goldfish is a sad goldfish. There’s more than one reason to have more than one goldfish. Safety in numbers; goldfish need to be with other goldfish, not kept alone. Goldfish alone experience higher stress levels due to increased levels of fear. Goldfish are prey (feeder) fish, although they prey on fish that are small enough to eat, and are considered as predators themselves. Goldfish live in fear

Goldfish kept alone

Goldfish need companionship. They form strong bonds with other fish and share the need to interact socially. They don’t mate for life, or should we say they’re not loyal mates, but given the choice, they will remain with their friends for life. Goldfish can become depressed if denied companionship, and even die from a broken heart if they’re separated from their companions or friends; their fish family so to speak. The lonely goldfish is a sad goldfish indeed

The lonely goldfish

The bigger the school, the bigger the chance for a mixed gender tank or pond. Female goldfish need help to release eggs during the spawning event, and if alone or with other females, can become (egg bound) impacted, which can lead to infection, which can lead to premature death. If the lonely goldfish is a female, she may eventually die, if not from loneliness, than from bad bacteria

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