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puffer boy 04-27-2008 03:15 AM

breeding goldfish?
i just got two goldfish from out of the pond i checked that they are a boy and a girl because the boy has white pimples and the girl is round and has a large vent the temperature in the tank is 24c they dont seem to be mating is this all right and how long until they mate?

herefishy 04-27-2008 03:19 AM

Nature will have to take its course. There is no way to rush it. you will just have to have patience.

Flashygrrl 04-27-2008 06:16 AM

On a side note: Goldfish are a cold water fish, and 24c is way too warm for them. You'll have to figure out a way to get that tank cooled down, maybe then breeding will happen.....what size is your tank?

fish_4_all 04-27-2008 03:02 PM

I have heard of a lot of breeding in ponds but very rarely in aquaria unless it is very large. Lots of plants in the pond with live foods gives them a boost to spawn. Also, more females than males is always a good choice so you see some competition from the females for the males attention.

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