What Is My Comet Doing ??

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I have 2 comet goldfish ace and ruby My comet goldfish ruby has been swimming against a current in the tank and ace has been chasing ruby and nipping at side and fins they were swimming next to each other and burrowed a hole in the gravel and just swam against each other for about 3 minutes and then ace would swim away and ruby would stay in the hole and when ruby does swim away stays close to the bottom I believe they are to young to be mating I'm not sure what's going on. Please help !
 

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If you see little greenish dots, then they're mating. What you describe sounds a lot like what the fish in my pond were doing last week.
 
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I'm not sure on how to tell the gender I dont think they are old enough to mate though

MaximumRide14 said:
What size tank is this?
30 gal.

It's kinda hard to tell the white one with the red spot is ruby and just hovers in that hole until ace chases.
 

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puffer boi said:
30 gallons is way too small for 2 comets i suggest you rehome them our get a pond or 125+ gallon tank.
Lol everyone says that but I've had 2 comets for 5+ years in a 20 gal. Tank and they are huge and healthy and still going strong as long as you keep the tank clean and keep water levels under control they are fine I buy feeder fish and see how big I can get them yea I know tank size can stunt growth and I know they have heavy bio loads and what not I was just asking what specifically my fish was doing because I've never had fish act this way.
 

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I agree with puffer boi. What's your levels? What's the pH? What are you feeding them? Just because they are alive doesn't mean they are thriving or even happy.
 

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there probably stunted meaning they dont grow but there organs do, its a slow and painful death.
 
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