All right...something funny is going on in my tank. Let me go over the events. 1) It's not uncommon for me to see my ranchu, Rex, picking on my lionhead, Motley. It sort of looks more like aggression than breeding behavior...HOWEVER 2) The other day, I saw Fritz, Rex AND Lola engaging in what looked exactly like breeding behavior, bumping, chasing, nudging each other's vents. Here's the thing...they were all behaving as males, like against each other haha. Now Motley had just swam through the group of them. Is it possible that she released the pheromone there and confused them? 3) Today, Lola and Fritz were both exhibiting breeding behavior on Motley. It was very clear. But then Fritz and Lola would start exhibiting the same behavior against each other, both behaving like males against each other again. I'm aware that in an all-male tank, goldfish will chase each other and it DOES appear that Motley may in fact be the only female in the tank, in which Lola is to be renamed. I'm thinking Lolo, cause it's funny, or Tiny, cause he is. Here's the other thing...they are all rarely small. Motley is for certain the largest but she's maybe just over 2" from the longest point on her head to the longest point on her fin. I'm aware they are all pet store fish and likely smaller than they should be but they are really small, I certainly would not guess they are 2-3 years of age, which is supposed to be the point at which they reach spawning maturity, yes? Should I make an attempt at hand-spawning Motley? For all the bumping and chasing I witnessed no eggs fell from anyone. It also seems occur at the same time of day and in the exact same area of the tank. Weird, right?