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Hi I'm new to breeding fish and my goldfish started breeding a few days ago. I was able to save some of the eggs but most of them were eaten. The dad is a fantail goldfish. The kind with the black orange and white mixed pattern and the mom is a comet goldfish that is white very little black and orange on it so its mainly white with a really long tail.

I know comet and fancy goldfish aren't suppose to be put together in the same tank but the tank was given to me with them in it and they seem to be doing fine.

Can anyone give me tips on how to raise the fry. And does any one know what the fry will look like with that mix.

The fry are in a 5 gallon tank with a bubbler in it.

Thanks

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Congrats on the new arrivals! :P I don't know tons about breeding but hope to do it at least once with my fish in my lifetime. That must be so exciting!

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Hello, :) have the eggs hatched already? or are they still eggs?

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they have hatched :)

they are all on the bottom/ stuck to the water.

the water kinda smells i have changes some but it still smells does anyone know what i should so about that?

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So with fry you need to do 100% WC daily. This is really hard since they are so tiny. I use airline tubing as a siphon to remove water. You need to make sure the water temperatures match whenever you do a WC. You will need to get them food because once they aren't sticking to the walls or floor of the tank and are swimming about you will need to feed them. The best food is hatched baby brine shrimp, you can also feed decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, or hard boiled egg yolk (only a tiny bit though because this is messy and pollutes water fast).

Your fry will most likely all be single tail goldfish.

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Pics! We need pics! You get a special breeders meddle after you post pics of the babies. So cool!

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Okay thanks for the help since i don't have brine shrimp or time to get it ill feed them egg yolk for now :). I don't have a nice camera that can take pictures of them since they are so small but i will put up pictures when they are a little bigger. i can do a 100% water change? but wouldn't that be too much since that are so small?

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does anyone know if theres a way to put a filter in there or would it be bad to have a current and suction in there>?

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Do you have a turkey baster? How many fry do you have (estimate because they are impossible to count at that size lol)? I either use airline tubing as a siphon, or u remove all the fry with a turkey baster, clean out the container, and then put them back in. 100% is fine as long as the temperature and pH of the old water and tap water match. They grow faster with big water changes too.

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At this time stick with just a bubbler. But, is there any way you can buy a sponge filter? The kind that is air pump driven? If you can, get a sponge filter and set it up in your main tank to get some established good bacteria growing in it for 2-3 weeks. By then your babies will be big enough to handle the sponge filter and it will be all set up with a complete cycle.

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Congrats on your babies. :)

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