Lone Fish

I’m amazed by how well Fanny is doing alone in my 50 gal tank. This is the first time in her life (of 8 years) she’s been alone and she’s active and going about her usual business of picking at the algae scrubber, swimming all over the tank and riding the jets like she hasn’t noticed. And she’s GROWING! She gets all the food! I don’t plan to leave her in there alone forever, but it’s nice to see her happy while I figure out what I’m doing.

By | 2019-05-15T19:31:12-05:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|

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  1. Venus May 16, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I would suppose it is somewhat stressful for the smallest fish in the school. My fish are pretty close to the same size in the stock tanks, but I have three in a tub, and the smallest is half the size of the others, and on the bashful side. Maybe this is the reason. She’s the same age as the others. I wondered if she’s a she, and the others are males

    Do you think males get bigger than females? It would make sense, but I don’t ever seen spawning between the three, and even though I haven’t found eggs, I can smell them on occasion, which makes me think they’re all female, which would be my luck. My dream is to have only males; no more female issues

  2. Cricket May 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I’m not sure. The only reason I think she’s female is she usually got chased. I’ve seen eggs in my tank just one time and I’m not sure whose they were.

    She actually seems to enjoy being alone, probably because the other fish were larger. Less worry I guess. lol She’s always been a good swimmer, so always got enough to eat, but now she gets it all to herself. I’m feeding close to what I normally fed for the sake of my cycle. Yippy skippy for her!

  3. Venus Goldfish Master May 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Fanny’s a little trooper. She obviously doesn’t mind being alone or with other fish. She is a female? Has she ever spawned?

  4. Venus Goldfish Master May 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    That was me clicking on things I shouldn’t. I think I fixed it. If it bugs you, delete the post, and create a new one. Hopefully it’s fixed. I’m still fighting with user stuff

  5. Cricket May 15, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Weird. I’m logged in as myself, yet it says above my post is by giannij5. It’s Cricket. 🙂

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