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    Too many! About 50.


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  1. I've never seen a goldfish exhibit stress from moving from a cramped aquarium to a spacious pond. The reverse move can be a problem. I also have moved fish from cool to very warm water or the reverse. No problem. Goldfish get sluggish in water warmer than 90F or colder than ~55F. You can gently adapt them to the water change by doing a 50% change every few days, replacing the removed tank water with pond water. They won't even know the difference.
  2. It sounds like spawning behavior. The odds are very good that the fantail is a male and the ryukin is a female.
  3. Your pH is fine. Goldfish do well at pHs between 7.0 and 9.0. A stable 8.2 is perfect. If the pH drops much below 7.0 you run the risk of a pH crash, and that will harm your fish.
  4. If you want to get any fry, you need to remove the parents from the tank. They will eat any eggs and fry they can catch.
  5. I wouldn't bother trying to restore that pond. As soon as you fix one problem, another one will pop up, and another and... I have two in-ground ponds that I built myself. They are endless problems. I recommend you fill in the "pond", level the ground, and either build an above ground pond with concrete blocks or (easier and better) get a stock tank to use as an above ground pond. Look at these for ideas: https://www.google.com/search?q=stock+tank+pond&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS867US867&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiA9vDGlMPoAhVrU98KHRTtAu8Qsxh6BAgOECw&biw=1453&bih=920
  6. Yes, that's a goldfish-koi hybrid, and yes they are usually, if not always, sterile.
  7. Breeding yellow with yellow gives the best chance of getting lots of yellow babies. Yellow with yellow and white should get you a mixture of yellow and yellow and white babies.
  8. Breeding goldfish can be easier than not breeding goldfish. Put a female and a male goldfish together and they will produce fertilized eggs. They will do their best to gobble up the eggs. You can increase the number of surviving fry by putting spawning mops or lots of floating plants in the tank before the fish begin to spawn. Once you see eggs scattered around the tank, remove the adults. Within a few days you will see tiny fry swimming around.
  9. I've never seen goldfish fight, and I've had hundreds of goldfish. They will make a point of being the first one to the food. Sometimes a big fish will grab a large pellet away from a little one who couldn't swallow it.
  10. Good for you! Any type of goldfish can handle a two week fast.
  11. Nice color on the little shubunkin. The comets are beautiful.
  12. Please read this article on using salt. To treat ich, you use 0.3% salt. That is 3 teaspoons of salt per gallon of water.
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