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Twitch 05-12-2010 08:21 PM

Comet Goldfish
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.

Twitch 06-05-2010 11:15 AM


iamntbatman 06-06-2010 05:24 AM

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.

Lupin 06-06-2010 06:49 PM

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.

iamntbatman 06-07-2010 03:14 AM

Thanks Lupin!

Twitch 06-13-2010 09:54 AM

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.

kitten_penang 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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