Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 28, 2015, 05:23:37 AM
Home Search Search Login Register

+  Pet Goldfish - Aquarium Forum Community
|-+  Aquarium
| |-+  General Goldfish Discussion
| | |-+  Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Reply
Author Topic: Help! My goldfish is a bully!  (Read 124 times)
Triton5
Guest
Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:57:47 PM »
Reply with quote

We have a medium sized fresh water tank, with 2 feeder fish and two goldfish in it at the moment...
The Goldfish are different types- unsure what gender or varieties they are- one is a paler orange, the other more of a reddish/orange, and recently when i have fed them, i have noticed that the smaller reddish fish chases the larger paler goldfish, and seems to push it around a bit... I have since noticed that the goldfish who's being bullied is missing a few scales and its fins and tail are all tattered. Sad
We were given the 'problem' fish by a friend because it was bullying their other fish aswell...
Anyone with any clues would be great!! Smiley




not sure how many litres the tank is.. its 18" x 10".... and the goldfish are 4" - (the bully), and 5" - (the paler larger 1)..

.....just an added thought - could it be that they might be male & female and are trying to mate? I dunno!!


and im pretty sure the larger paler goldfish is a comet..... Smiley
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 10:26:29 PM by Triton5 » Logged
NarutoFan823
Newbie
*

Karma: 0
Posts: 4



Re: Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 05:26:37 PM »
Reply with quote

I think your fish might be trying to mate. It depends. Is your smaller 4" fish chasing the 5" fish aroung the tank in circles? If it is, then they probably are trying to mate.
Logged
cindy t
Guest
Re: Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 04:56:32 PM »
Reply with quote

i have realy big concern 2 as i really am at a loss with my pink n white goldfish and why it bullies 3 of my darlin goggled eye fish, it is not to do wiv mating just plain bullying in my opinion. its got to the point where i av 2 seperaate bully from the others so they can rest easy for a while. can anyone lighten on this subject plssssee!!
 Roll Eyes
Logged
Mindemae
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 256
Posts: 2458



Re: Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 11:32:38 AM »
Reply with quote

You might have to separate him from your other fishes.  If your pink and white fish is of the single tail vaiety then he should not be housed with bubble eye or pop-eyed fish, egg shaped.  They swim much slower than a single tailed fish and are just no match for the single tailed fish when it comes to out swimming him to ward off his aggressions and when it comes to getting their share of food.
Logged
Fleabie
Newbie
*

Karma: 0
Posts: 26


Re: Help! My goldfish is a bully!
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 09:57:29 AM »
Reply with quote

If the tank is quite bare, maybe consider putting some fake plants in there so that the other fish can hide when he starts his bullying. 
Logged
Pages: [1] Reply  
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Name:

BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough|GlowShadowMarquee|Preformatted TextLeft AlignCenteredRight Align|Horizontal Rule|Font SizeFont Face
Insert FlashInsert ImageInsert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert FTP Link|Insert TableInsert Table RowInsert Table Column|SuperscriptSubscriptTeletype|Insert CodeInsert Quote|Insert List
Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin Angry Sad Shocked Cool Huh Roll Eyes Tongue Embarrassed Lips sealed Undecided Kiss Cry









Page created in 0.22 seconds with 16 queries.