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Or at least I think so. Reason is. She and another SAE, were nippin, twisting, and twirling in a tornato in the middle of the tank for about a week staight. I was expecting to find one of them dead...

Instead today I come home and start to do some cleaning, and one of them (the albino) has a stomach 3x the size of what it was.

Soooo my question is. There is a 4inch overweight goldfish in the tank as well. Do I need to remove him? I'd like to help with mother nature?

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You have an albino SAE? I'd love to see pics. :)

What kind of a temp are you maintaing to be able to keep both SAE's and a Goldie in the same tank comfortably?

Lot's of fish plump up with eggs and go through the spawning ritual, but getting fry is another matter. Thank goodness for that since my Bala's do it all the time and that's the last thing I want is fry from them... :shock:

Yes, I would remove the goldie if you want to try to get fry, and so both can have more of the temps they do best in.
 

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SAE's are egglayers - they don't get "pregnant". And a 10 gallon tank is far too small to house even one SAE - they grow to over 8" (mine did anyway). The older they get and the bigger they grow, the more of a pain they become. They can get nasty with much smaller fish.

These days I much prefer shrimp.

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Is it an SAE or a chinese algae eater? I've seen them recommended for goldfish tanks before and they do come in a pale "gold" color.

Twisting and darting and a swollen abdomen would remind me more of worms.
 

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Sue said:
Is it an SAE or a chinese algae eater? I've seen them recommended for goldfish tanks before and they do come in a pale "gold" color.
I was wondering the same. There's a big difference between the two in many aspects.
 
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