08-05-2006, 06:44 AM
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Nutty Fish Activity - PLEASE ADVISE!
Hi, We have an outside pond (180 ltr) which has 8 goldfish (6x red goldfish, 2x shebumpkin). At the moment one of the Shebumpkins is having some serious attention from 5 of the others...
They seem to be wanting to cuddle up to her, but some are nibbling at her fins. Im guessing this is all mating ritual type stuff, but sometimes it gets to appear quite violent as the 5 are competing for her and she's getting stuck in the middle sometimes getting beaten around a bit!
Any advice on this one please? Should we seperate her out, or is this totally natural, and just keep an eye on the situation? Thanks in advance for your help...