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taratron
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Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« on: January 12, 2010, 04:08:01 PM »

My male oranda will not stop spraying his milt all over the tank. We have no idea how to prevent him from doing this. We clean the tank for him to just spray all over again. Its so dense and just destroys the tank and stops all filter function. Does anyone know why he would be doing this and how we can make it stop? Shocked
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 04:52:16 PM »

Is there a female in the tank?  I have never heard of milt stopping a filter up!?! Huh
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 06:04:34 PM »

yes, i do have a female in the tank. He is dumping out tons of it! it seems sooo unatural for it all to be coming out of him!
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 09:42:28 PM »

(what's milt?)  Undecided
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 08:16:13 AM »

Male fish "sperm".
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 09:33:44 AM »

I think You should bring him over and he and Bobbi, my oranda should meet! Wink
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 03:18:18 PM »

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Male fish "sperm".

that is one excited fish.
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 03:35:08 PM »

cut down on viagra.
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 03:46:24 PM »

perhaps the fish is aroused by something in the tank? can fish do that? like, maybe this fish really wants to hook up with a plant or something... My two fish are girls so id never know.
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 10:32:24 AM »

Well the last idea sounds good. I know he likes Timmi(the female fish of the tank) but she is the only other thing in the tank. We don't have any decorations or plants because they all get covered by his milt. We are just not sure what is setting him off.. But it's trashing their tank every time we get it clean.. Im really beginning to get shocked that no one has heard of this problem. We can't seem to find ANYONE that has had this problem with their fish before...
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 08:43:30 PM »

truthfully, i think this is interesting. im wondering if there's away to spay or neuter your fish... I doubt it, but its an idea. Or if fish go into heat? that'd be interesting... Goldgish habits never cease to amaze me. Oh i know! your fish really really really wants to be a daddy! (Eliminate all variables and you will eventually get the right answer Wink )
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 05:33:24 PM »

Try putting the female in a different tank, so he'll stop getting "excited."  Smiley
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 08:09:11 PM »

unfortunately..moving timmi isn't really an option...i know the temperature can set fish off...does anyone know what temp that is? the tank usually stays around 71 or 72 degrees...
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 09:18:25 PM »

ah crap! tempurature! I knew that! Why didnt I think of that?! -facepalm- is 71 to 72 degrees warmer or cooler than room temperature??? Cause my fish ins in a little cooler than room temp.. mind, shes a girl.. ill look into that... this goldfish habit thing will make a great essay..
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2010, 11:54:49 PM »

and just out of curiosity, why cant you move timmi
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 09:42:54 AM »

we don't have the space to, we have an extra tank, we just have no where to set it up! And those two are awfully close, i'd hate to separate them...
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 08:14:44 PM »

awwwwww... thats adorable.. Im sorry! I cant help you about your milt problem... Sad  I wish i could...
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 10:53:24 PM »

Thanks anyways for trying to help me figure it out...hopefully we'll get something figured out..
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Re: Help! My Male Oranda will NOT stop spraying milt all over the tank!
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 11:42:53 PM »

Im sure we will.. ^^ Nothing ever goes unsolved. only people who have had the same problem can help you i think. Sad
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