Overstocked goldfish tank? Here’s what to do if your fish tank is overcrowded

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Is overstocking bad for goldfish?

If you love fish as much as we do, you know what it’s like to always want more. Even though you know an overcrowded fish tank is a bad thing – you find yourself at the local pet store buying another fish.

Whether that’s another goldfish or a fish that can live with goldfish, suddenly your tank is dangerously overstocked.

But what’s so bad about having too many fish? Is it really the end of the world if your little fishy family has to make room for another member?

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the truth is that an overcrowded fish tank is a very dangerous place for your goldfish to live. It’s one of the main reasons why pet goldfish die.

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“My goldfish is a bully!” How to handle aggressive goldfish

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While goldfish tank inhabitants usually rub along just fine, occasionally, the hobbyist fish keeper can find themselves faced with the issue of fighting goldfish, or one fish appearing to bully others.

While disputes within the tank will often sort themselves out over time, in some cases, bullying fish can become a problem, and even cause harm to your fish, as well as increasing their stress levels.

In this article, we cover some of the most common reasons for bullying and aggression within the goldfish tank and suggest some solutions.

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