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I have my tanks set up like this:

a 40 with my 4 'Big Girls' the first 4 fish I got

a 20 with the 'Ladies' the next 2 fish I got

and a 10 with the 'Little Girls' 2 tiny little things.

(dont ask, all my fish are gender-confused-females wether they like it or noy)

So I just got this new 40, and everyone got moved around. This oranda, Moses, was an accidental oranda anyhow, so I dont like him very much. I put him in the 20 with another fish about his same size, my panda, Machhli.

He bullied her mericlessly, slamming her into corners and eventually pinning her behind my air-hoses so she was stuck verical between them. When I came into the room to the frantic calls of my dad, there were scales flying all over hte tank.

So I got mad and pulled the Oranda out and threw him into the 40 and put a "Big Girl' in with the panda.

They co-exist PERFECTLY.

So here is MOses in with the Big Girls looking very out of place. They all checked him out, and ignored him. lIfe was good.

So today, im laying ther watching the fish, and here is Moses, zooming around after my big moose Lily.

WHY IS THIS FISH SUCH A BRAT!?!?!?!

he never did this with his first tank-mate!!!!

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Maybe you are taking such good care of him that he is in the mood for spawning. ;o)

My Oranda rest his soul, was a brat at first too.

If you really hate him that much, take him back to the lfs.

Jessica

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Mating time is upon us :P expecially if you have the radiator on.

Almost all my fishes are doing that. I wouldn't be worried.

Edited by maniacholic

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Yup, spawning behaviour gets my vote too. I guess you must have some cute girls in your tank! :lol: I would not blame Moses for this as he is only responding to his instincts, although I agree it is not funny to have a big chunky oranda barging passionately around the tank.

The only thing you can do to stop this behaviour is separate your males and females into different tanks. :)

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I agree with Emma. Orandas are not nasty or bad by nature. They are like any other gf. He sounds like a big boy that was ready to reproduce.

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I agree with the previous posters, that it sounds like breeding behaviour, and your oranda is just following his instincts, and he can't be blamed for that. However, if you really don't like this fish, you would be doing him a favour to try and find him a new home. As someone else mentioned, perhaps the lfs would take him back.

I, too, have most of my fish separated into male and female tanks.

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well, I guess Ill just assume he was a little too 'fired up'....

Its not that I dont like him, I just like thepanda better:-)

besides, Ive had him for over a year, so I couldnt part with him now!!

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