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Hello! So, I got a brank new 20 gallon tank for two Shubunkin goldfish last week. Yes, I know that they are pond fish and can outgrow the tank don't worry they are quite young and I am planning to get a bigger tank for them soon. It has been cycled well and the water parameters are perfect. Evey time I feed them they fight a LOT and I tried using a tank divider but the divider was a bit too short and the goldfish swam right over it and continued fighting. Every time during feeding they push each other around, chase each other in circles and such aggressive acts. I thought it was because of underfeeding but that is definitely not the case. I have fed them enough. One of the goldfish seems to be less active recently, but still eats well and searches for food in the substrate. I have tried everything, tank dividers, feeding them a bit more than usual and even using a net to separate them but no avail. What should I do? This is very alarming to me... please help I really don't want it to die due to stress..
Morning! I'm happy I found you guys, I have some concerns I need help with. I have a 25 gallon tank with one red fancy goldfish and one white fancy. I just bought the white one last night. He was acting very stressed as they usually do when being put into a new environment. He would stay at the bottom occasionally swimming around then sitting still. This morning I noticed my red fancy, Cleo, has been nipping at my white fancy, Ramses. Ramses does have one patch without scales. And one of his little fins before his big tail fins (I'm not sure if the technical term) looks abnormal or mutated. It's not a flowy fin, it looks "rolled up" sort of. His other fins are not clamped so I don't think it's that. I'm not sure if Cleo is picking on him because he is new or because he may be a little weaker, it may be both. He is still staying at the bottom of the tank but he is scavenging and moving about a lot more than yesterday. He will go to the middle of the tank some but not a lot. I feel this may be because of him getting picked on. I'm thinking about getting a 10 gallon to house him in until his scales grow back and see what I can do about his little fin (I should have named him nemo). What do you guys think? Is it just territory aggression that will dissipate or is this something bigger? Thank you so much for your help! Kenzi L.