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I have just noticed breeding stars on my Sushi's (Calico Oranda) gill cover and pectoral fins. I have only had him about 5 months. This will surely mean he is older than I first thought. At what age do males develop these signs?

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I have just noticed breeding stars on my Sushi's (Calico Oranda) gill cover and pectoral fins. I have only had him about 5 months. This will surely mean he is older than I first thought. At what age do males develop these signs?

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Since the baby goldfish sold to pet stores are usually around 3mo old (when baby goldies generally lose their fry color), you probably have an 8-9mo old fish, though he could be a bit older depending on where you buy from.

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Cool, cheers guys. It's exciting. I guessed that he's a boy when we got him (even though there is no way of telling). Hopefully my lionhead is a girl and we can have some little babies!!

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They have just started the spawning ritual!! Turns out Klaus is Klausette and Sushi is her man!! haha! He's not leaving her alone and ramming her quite a lot. She's plumper than usual, is that a sign that she's carrying eggs?

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They have just started the spawning ritual!! Turns out Klaus is Klausette and Sushi is her man!! haha! He's not leaving her alone and ramming her quite a lot. She's plumper than usual, is that a sign that she's carrying eggs?

You might want to keep an eye on her and make sure she is okay. I had one female and three boys that were constantly chasing her and pinning her down to the bottom of the tank. She rarely got a long break/rest before it started up again. I couldn't take it anymore and I ended up separating them permanently. If your female fish seems to be getting tired or injured you might want to give her a break and separate them for a bit.
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