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anne
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« on: June 08, 2010, 11:47:49 AM »
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my oranda is being harrassed by 2 of my other small fish,,i have 1 4in oranda and 2 1in telescopic and 1 1in calico ryukin,,,,,the ryukin and 1 of my telescopics are constantly sooking my orandas bum,,this has been going on for about 6hrs now,,,my water tests are fine and all other behaviour is ok,,should i take my oranda out the tank,,she is not gettin any peace,,,help
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 12:11:23 PM »
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It SOUNDS like breeding. are they nipping or just sort of bouncing up against the oranda's rear?
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 12:12:18 PM »
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If this just started recently then I would guess it's just normal spawning behavoir.
If you are concerned then you could take the oranda out.
Probably in a day or so after she expelles her eggs, things should calm down.
As long as there is no fin nipping, which seldom occurs I wouldn't worry too much! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 12:19:51 PM »
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thanks for the help i have taken her out for now,,,am i likely to have baby fish on my hands now ???how long should i keep her out of the main tank,,there was alittle fin feeling from the smaller fish but they were constantly at her bum
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 12:21:15 PM »
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im gonna say it was only spawning behaiviour. keep an eye on her and see what she does Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 12:27:48 PM »
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Anne,
Now that you removed her, there will be no baby fish since goldfish breed externally. In other words there has to be a male present for the eggs to be fertilized when they are expelled from the females body.  Unfertilized eggs will just die or be eaten by the other fish.  I think you might have broken up the spawning dance so no need to worry about eggs being fertilized now! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 04:13:00 AM »
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Anne, sounds like spawning behaviour to me, and when the others "only" bump into her rear and not nibbling on fins, etc, all should be fine.
If you want to have babies you should leave her there with the other fishies, because as Mindemae said, she will lay eggs and the male will milt over them in this case

Then you will need to look after the fry.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 10:51:48 AM »
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Well, like Mindemae said, since Anne  has already taken the female out of the tank, the males will have no eggs to fertilize adn as such, will only stay as eggs. in which case they will probably weither be sucked up from the gravel cleaner or the female will eat them.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010, 05:14:15 PM »
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sorry, edited, meant to leave her with the other fish,  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2010, 07:09:18 PM »
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lol Hanna Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2010, 07:31:50 PM »
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thx for all the advice guys,,,shes been out her large tak for a few days now but i think shes missing her friend,,im intending on putting her back in the main tank 2moro. Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2010, 07:57:33 PM »
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perfect! id be happy to hear how she does back in the main tank, now that its all said and done Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 01:09:00 AM »
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WOHO so there is a chance for babies  Roll Eyes

She should be fine back with her mates
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 02:04:12 PM »
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lol,,i put her back the other day,,honestly it was like friends meetin that havent seen each other for years,,it was soo sweet,,they all started playing and chasing straight away Wink Cheesy Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 03:58:44 PM »
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thats great to hear! Im so happy that they are getting along just fine! SmileySmiley
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2010, 04:51:48 PM »
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This is so lovely to know that all your fishies are good mates and happy reunited  Wink
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