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sally
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My Pregnant Comet
« on: February 15, 2010, 07:12:04 PM »

Hi I have 2 comets and 2 fancies in my tank. I have a problem with my female comet, I actually noticed that she was gettin rather large around her back end and a closer inspection told me she carrying lots of eggs. Well my male comet and the 2 fancies are all males and they have been bothering her for a couple of weeks now, she has been very stressed and her tail has been damaged! I have taken her out of the main yank and she is in her own now. Have I done the right thing by taking her out of the tank?? and when can I put back with the other fish?? Please help...... p.s I do not want babies, but if it happens then so be it. thanks guys!  Smiley
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Mindemae
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Re: My Pregnant Comet
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 07:17:48 PM »

If you do not want baby fish and you don't want your fish bothered by spawning activity then it is best to leave her in a tank of her own pemantly.  The only way you can have baby fish is if she lays her eggs in the presence of the males and they spray their milt over the eggs and the eggs become fertilized.  Goldfish do not become "pregnant" with baby fish.  Instead they expell their eggs during spawning and then the males fertilize the eggs after they leave the female's body.
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Re: My Pregnant Comet
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 01:53:54 PM »

Just a fill-in to Mindermae's post:
Goldfish tend to eat their eggs, so you don't have to be too worried about getting fish babies d:

Although, it might be good keeping her separated from the other guys for her own safety! It's quite stressful being chased around like this, especially if her tail got wounded... :C
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