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post #1 of 7 Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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At what size do comet goldfish become mature enough to breed? I'm just wondering as most comet goldfish you get in pet stores are only 2-3 inches long and these fish can get up to 12 inches given the right food and living conditions.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-06-2010, 05:24 AM
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You've got me stumped on that one. Perhaps PM member Lupin and have him take a look at this thread? He knows his goldfish.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-06-2010, 06:49 PM
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They should be sexually matured by at least a year or two. It's usually the age that comes, not the size and most goldfish are often stunted that even at a year or more of age, they show capability to breed but the resulting fry will not be at their best, most likely stunted as well.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-07-2010, 03:14 AM
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Thanks Lupin!

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-13-2010, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. So getting a comet from the store I work at (Petsmart) would probably result in the fish being stunted? And how much water does a comet need? I'm far off from getting a pond but I always like to plan for when I finally do get a house hubby has already said we can have a pond.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
it's harder to control the conditions in a pond then in an do research before you buy as to save what you love ;)

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