Everything posted by Irhiea
Breeding season is usually between spring to summer when the water starts to warms up to 20 degrees+, although my goldfish have spawned in lower temperatures as well. Typically there's several factors that might trigger breeding behaviour, these include; increasing temperature, daylight, more food, more protein in diet.
Don't know if you've gottten help by now but I've got some advice for you During breeding season, you can easily tell apart males and females by some differences. Males have tubercles, hard white spots on their gill plates and pectoral fin (you can search them up on google for a good look). Females are usually rounder and have softer bellies. Also milt should be white in colour. If you cross breed the goldfish, the frys will probably have a mix of ranchu and fantail characteristics.