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Poor Fred


Chrissy_Bee

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So for a while there, my moor George spent a lot of time chasing my pearlscale Fred around. The thing is, despite his "feminine" round body, Fred is a male :rofl George stopped the behaviour when my old oranda Edwin died. Edwin was actually a female so without her presence, the boys lost their breeding stars and settled down into a peaceful bachelor life.

Well now I see Penny is chasing poor Fred! I figured Penny was a male, now I'm sure.

I figure one of two things has happened. Either Penny is just maturing and getting those 'special urges' OR Munchie, the oranda I added about two weeks ago, is a female and her hormones are getting the boys excited. So far though George has no breeding stars, and when females have been in the tank before they have been very evident on him. For that matter, they have been on Fred too.

So I guess for now I'll just watch everyone. Luckily Fred takes the harassment well...poor guy :P

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:exactly Yes they do!! I've seen that. Any fat tummied fish can be mistaken. I think you are onto something with maybe Munchies pheremones in the water confusing all these issues :D
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I'm hoping that maybe Patchy is a female too so when he/she joins the main tank some of the pressure will be taken off Munchie...if the boys figure out she is a she that is :P

I guess it's time for me to take a flashlight and really try to figure out some genders in my tank.

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