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  1. Thanks Chelsea. Your input is really helpful. I won't add more goldfish in this case (but perhaps I might in future when I feel emotionally ready for it again).
  2. I have a bit of a long post but I hope you'll bear with me. After some trial and error, through reading Koko's Forums, I learned the importance of adequate tank size, filtration, water changes, monitoring water chemistry etc. And since 2013, I managed to keep 3 fat, short-tail ryukins relatively happy (I think) in a 4ft aquarium. There was (and still remains) a supporting cast of 8 zebra danio in there with them. This year, tragedy struck. First Hershey scratched her eye quite badly, and her condition worsened rapidly. She died within 2 days. Last week, Revlon who's been living with floatiness* for months also started appearing quite weak. *I feed the girls Alex's No Float Gel food. Before her deterioration she would swim normally except for several hours after feeding time. Her change in condition was probably my fault, as it happened after I missed one water change (I promise I'm usually very diligent otherwise). Today Revlon looked like she would not make it, so I euthanized her. Which leaves me with Tumblelina, who is still active and healthy. Losing Revlon and Hershey so suddenly was really upsetting. And I am really not in the frame of mind of getting any new goldfish to replace them. I also reasoned that keeping my water parameters healthy would be easier, with fewer goldfish. That being said, I need to know if being the only goldfish in the tank would be less ideal for Tumblelina in the long run. She still has the 8 danio around her though. Any advice regarding the social needs of fancy goldfish will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Josh
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