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Is it possible for goldfish to bully each other, show dominance, or display breeding behavior, at a young age?
I’m not really sure what’s going on, but my calico telescope-eye goldfish, has been shoving its face under my other telescope-eye goldfish’s bottom. And like, smothering it. Chasing it around, and basically forcing the other to shove itself onto the driftwood.
This is the first time I’ve seen it chasing after the other, and I’m around them often.
They’re both very young to be able to sex, so I don’t know. I temporally placed it in the net, since I don’t have any other way to separate them, and the other has such long and delicate fins. 😔
Breeding behavior can definitely start very young and occurs with all sexes. My three males chase each other to exhaustion all the time…
Classic dominance behavior. My telescope used to do it all the time when he was first introduced to the tank with my older Black Moor. He has food aggression & used to have time-out in a breeding net if he bullied my older fish. This was suggested to me by some older members of Koko’s… Best advice! Don’t worry, he’ll learn how to play nice. Just remember to monitor him until he becomes more comfortable and doesn’t think he has to fight for his food. x
When I was in Japan last year I met a great friend of Yoshitomo Nara’s who told me he’d like to see me work BIGGER. Today I tried to paint a face on A3 paper instead of my usual microscopic A5 paper. Next level is a wall somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration @how2work ❤️