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Hi all - first off thank you to anyone who answers this. I’m so worried about my Goldfish Alfred. I think he may be a she as he looks pregnant! 
Transparently he is so much bigger than when I got him so at first I thought I was over feeding him but he’s been thriving for several months and now he looks like this! 
does anyone know if this for sure looks like she’s about to lay eggs. I’m NEW to that process so freaking out a bit and want to help https://ibb.co/3BGjXPL https://ibb.co/FzKjnsX

 

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23 hours ago, Guest Danielle said:

Hi all - first off thank you to anyone who answers this. I’m so worried about my Goldfish Alfred. I think he may be a she as he looks pregnant! 
Transparently he is so much bigger than when I got him so at first I thought I was over feeding him but he’s been thriving for several months and now he looks like this! 
does anyone know if this for sure looks like she’s about to lay eggs. I’m NEW to that process so freaking out a bit and want to help https://ibb.co/3BGjXPL https://ibb.co/FzKjnsX

 

That fish isn't pregnant. Goldfish are egg layers. So this fish either has a bacterial problem inside or is packed with eggs. 

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On 9/13/2020 at 11:40 PM, Guest Danielle said:

Hi all - first off thank you to anyone who answers this. I’m so worried about my Goldfish Alfred. I think he may be a she as he looks pregnant! 
Transparently he is so much bigger than when I got him so at first I thought I was over feeding him but he’s been thriving for several months and now he looks like this! 
does anyone know if this for sure looks like she’s about to lay eggs. I’m NEW to that process so freaking out a bit and want to help https://ibb.co/3BGjXPL https://ibb.co/FzKjnsX

 

 Hi Guest Danielle, I am new to the forum myself and saw your posting. 

First and foremost, I think that's a nice looking fish. At face value from the picture its hard to tell without seeing what the fish looked like before vs. now.  with that being said that looks to be a "deep" bodied fish as opposed to the other " long" bodied fish in the picture.

Have you noticed any behavioral changes in the fish>? such as other fish chasing / pushing the fish in question?

have you noticed the fish swimming around more frantically than normal?

Does the fish eat , forage, etc?

 

a side question I have for you, unrelated, I have read that housing the deep body with the long body can cause problems at feeding time as the long bodies are faster and can turbo gobble food, have you experienced this and if so , how were you able to overcome this?

 

Best Regards, 

 Jordan 

 

 

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