11-22-2009, 08:55 AM
| || | I have an unusual question about my goldfish, hope someone can answer it
Okay so I have three goldfish in a 40 gallon setup. They're quite happy, I'm just worried about my lionhead, Kiwi. It's three years old now, and compared to his tankmates still quite small. Someone in a fish store mentioned to me that goldfish can get stunted. I have two orandas in the tank with him, Chicko who has grown to almost 5 inches(also 3 years old), Pinky a redcap who is about 3 inches (2 years old). Kiwi, who is three years old is the same size as Pinky, about 3 inches. The thing with Kiwi though, is after I bought him I realized that its tail fin is slightly deformed (one half is bent over) which causes him to swim upside down because he loses his balance all the time. I'm wondering if because of his disability his growth may have been stunted? Also I'm worried that as the other two grow bigger, it'll be more difficult for Kiwi to get any share of the food. Any ideas?