Wooohoo, Rachel, Party Fish!!! Talk about animals taking after their owners! But then, I don't walk upside down!
Mine are in a routine. Their lights go off in the afternoon and they have a nap, and about half an hour before their lights go out in the evening they become a lot more peaceful. Your fish are showing the signs of a good party - without the hangover!
The circling motions seem to be her trying very hard to swim down and she can't, so you ends if in one spot going round and round. It is very sad to see. She has spent the day upside down again, and even when she rights herself she is very unbalanced and the slightest movement makes her go over.
She is eating - luckily - but she really battles to get anything. Zeta keeps "annoying", like trying to "bite" her fins etc, and I don't know if that is survival of the fittest or if that is Zeta trying to get Ziggi to move around. It is really sad to see.
Hi Miss P, Her stools seem to be semi-normal,but she had the worst day ever yesterday, and for the first time I thought I would lose her. She floated upside down the entire day and when she tried to swim she would spiral with her head down in strange circular motions. I sat glued to the tank the entire day, and eventually last night caved in and gave her a pea (a few). This morning she is the right way round but still struggling to swim down for food. At least there seems to be some improvement.
Hi Rach, Eggbound really confuses me. Hubby keeps saying he thinks they need to spawn to release the eggs, and I keep telling him that they will absorb them naturally. Can goldfish become eggbound? I know with koi they get a distinct swelling on one side, but Ziggi has an even bloated tummy.
She has been stuck at the top since last night, and she is very unbalanced, but on the positive side she is passing the contents of her stomach and it is so much that it must be at least the last week's food! Hopefully this will make her feel better. She is also on her 2nd dose of antibiotics and I know that causes digestive problems in humans so maybe it does in fish too.
Poor little Gilly, I think her and Ziggi should live together! :)
It's a good topic, Miss P. I know they are considered "ready" at about 6 months, but they still look like little babies, but they are acting like hormonal teenagers! Poor little Zorro, she is definitely wise!
I am quite sure we don't have a tank in the loft because we have it boarded up with loads of junk in it. Our house is rather new (only about 15 years old), and the only tank is in the airing cupboard which is for hot water. Does that mean my bathroom water comes directly from the mains? Confusing!
Squish, That must be so cute! I really don't want more eggs and water issues right now. I am considering splitting mine, but I don't really want to do it. There are three males and three females, don't know how I managed that.
Hi Cathie, I was looking at those. We are not renting and I am seriously considering adding something like that. We asked for a report from our water supplier and our water has failed several times due to insecticides, which really scared me. My only concern was that my tank is upstairs and I didn't really want to fit it in the kitchen and have to lug buckets up the stairs but there may be a way to fit it in the bath room.