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How Easy Is It To Accidentally Get Eggs?

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Just wondering if I should get some supplies and read up, just in case. I've read a few articles and posts about sexing goldfish, but my fish are still too small (for me) to sex, so I'm not sure what if it's even possible right now.

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I think your fish need to be at least 3 years old before they will breed so if they are still very small you will have a long time to wait and I wouldn't worry about it just yet. It doesn't hurt to be prepared though :D

Good luck

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Guest albert17

Can they get breeding tubercles before being three years old? One fish had spots that looked like them on his gil plates. I was worried it might be something like ich, but whatever it was, it cleared up.

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they can breed ALOT younger than 3 years old my friend, but its not good because the fry have a much less survival rate.

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My eggs happened accidently....well I mean I wasn't trying to breed them.

It's best to breed fish that are at least 4" long preferably 6" so I've read.

When younger/smaller fish breed, you get more deformities etc.

Good luck, and it's always good to have supplies on hand, just in case ;)

Jessica

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do you mean 4 inches total, including tail?

My fish bred accidentally-well, I'm sure they did it on purpose, but not under my influence. I guess it really has alot to do with their health, age, and the water temperature.

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Guest albert17

My water temperature is pretty constant 72-74, but I'm thinking of getting a heater for the summer, just in case!

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Guest Orandaman

That's really great you're preparing for fish spawning.

Many of us are taken by surprise.

You can find lots of spawning paraphernalia on Aquabid.com.

I wish I had a spawning mop when the fish were at it. Maybe I would have gotten hundreds of eggs.

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Unfortunately I can't have a pond. For one, I don't think that the landlord would like it. Secondly, it's illegal in Maine to have a goldfish or koi pond. You can't even buy a koi in this state (although most lfs sell koi food...).

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Guest Subaru12

Its easy to accidentally get eggs cause goldfish are scatterers with egglaying meaning you cant always tell when there going to breed. But they will breed more often if the temprature of the water often change and if they are bigger than 4 inches.

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they will also produce more eggs each spawning

especially the first batch

you can get about a thousand

it so great when you see your pond filled with eggs

lets you know your doing something right :lol:

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