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Frisky Oranda, Concered About Ranchu

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Hi guys :D

I panicked when I saw some white spots on my oranda's (Mr Boff Head) fins a couple of weeks ago.

I went to my specialist aquarium shop and the guy assured me that Mr Boff Head is in breeding mode. This makes sense now as he has become very frisky recently, it is finally spring here in Australia, over the last 2 days he is ALWAYS swimming against the filter stream (very cute stuff!).

He shares a tank with my lovely ranchu (Arki), I am worried about her a bit because she is quite mellow by nature, and he does hassle her sometimes, pushing her up in the corner of the tank, nudging at her, but they appear to get along quite well otherwise, they sleep together and she doesn't seem to mind the nudges, she has pepped up quite a bit as well..

I've been reading some other posts about separation etc is this really necessary?

At what stage do you separate, what are the signs?

Cheers

K

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Oh and here are some photos

These are taken before all the sexiness began, spots are on the outside of tank not the fish :D

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I've been reading some other posts about separation etc is this really necessary?

no is not necessary

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I can't help you with your question...but your fish are beautiful. :)

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Some fish can get quite agressive during breeding and if I feel like my female needs a break or she is getting injured I tend to use a plastic colander to float her in the tank. Those colanders sure come in handy.

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Hi Salvo, don't panic, there is no need for you to do anything except to make sure that there are nothing (decos) in the tank that can injure them when the chasing began. It can be very rough..

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Hi guys, thanks for your replies

Alright now I'm worried, my fish are now doing the complete opposite no more frisky behavior, they appear very lethargic most of the time, both of them just very still in the corner of the tank, I hardly see any swimming going on for the last week or so.

Is this a normal resting time after they honeymoon?

They've been very active for the last couple of weeks are they just exhausted?

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Would you please start up a D&D thread, and also copy and paste the list of questions at the top of that page and answer them? That will expedite things. Additionally, pics or videos are immensely helpful.

I'm sorry there seem to be problems.

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Something is definitely not right. Please start a thread on the D&D section like Dnalex as suggested.

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Hi guys, just did an 80% water change they're looking alot better, I was very worried especially for Mr Boff Head.

A few days ago a friend and her 2 year old son came to visit, we couldn't find her mobile phone and we were baffled as to where it could be, I tried ringing her number to locate it as it had to be in the house somewhere but we couldn't hear it ring. I noticed previously he had been very interested in the fish......he had THROWN THE PHONE IN MY TANK! Was probably sitting in there for 1/2 an hour or so.

I wonder what effect this had on the fish and water? I checked the PH before I did and water change and it was very high!!!

Ok so I'm keeping a close eye on them, and will definitely post in the D&D if things don't continue to improve.

Cheers K x

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