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Fishy Jeff
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Not breeding goldfish
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:07:51 PM »

So, the pond is heading into it's second spring.

Last spring there was a lot of fishy activity and the resulting fry. The goldfish genetics is interesting as there are offspring that have no resemblance to the parents. Out of a couple shubunkins, an orange and white, the offspring include all black and other variations. None look like their parents.

So, before I wind up with a fish ghetto, I can use some advice on not breeding fish. I have a small 40 or 50 gallon tub I could use.

What are my options? And if I pull out fish, do I pull the chasers or the chasees?
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Skwishee
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Re: Not breeding goldfish
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 04:49:42 AM »

Maybe you could have some sort of divider and split them into females/males?
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fantailer
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Re: Not breeding goldfish
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 08:03:22 PM »

You could also try keeping the pond around the same temperature the whole year to prevent breeding.
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Mindemae
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Re: Not breeding goldfish
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 10:03:01 AM »

Personally, I think it would be very hard to separate them.
Could you give the babies to a local pet store or to friends that have a pond and need fish?
I had two fish in my smaller barrel ponds this summer.  Thought they were both females and never saw any breeding tubercules or them chasing/spawning.  When I went to tear down the pond for the winter there were 8 teeny tiny babies I am presently hand raising.  Smiley
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