My Fish Needs a Friend! (central VA)
About a month ago, one of my two 9 year old male goldfish died. I think the remaining fish is lonely. They used to hang out together all the time. Since he's 9 years old, I'm thinking I can't get some small fish for a pal or he won't even notice him (or relate to him). The fish that died had a 10" body (over a foot with tail). The remaining fish is slightly smaller. By happenstance the two fish were male so I never ended up overpopulated. How would you go about finding a plain old (hopefully male) goldfish friend for my lonely guy? He still comes over for a pet now and again but is becoming more distant.
My pond is about 1000 gallons. I looked over my local Craigslist but not sure how to go about trying to find fellow pond people whose ponds might be overstocked.