Will my goldfish have babies?

No. Goldfish cannot actually be pregnant because they cannot carry live babies inside of their bodies. They release unfertilized eggs into the water where the male fertilizes them and they wait to hatch.
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Will goldfish breed in a tank?

Goldfish will mate in a tank. However, to encourage mating, you'll first need to set up the right tank conditions. To get your goldfish to mate in a tank, the tank water will need to be stable and properly cycled. The tank should also be large enough to comfortably house two adult goldfish.
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How do you get goldfish to have babies?

To breed goldfish, start by placing a male and female goldfish in the same tank. Then, wait for the female to drop her eggs and the male to fertilize them. Once you notice the fertilized eggs in the tank, transfer both goldfish to a different tank so they don't eat the eggs. Then, wait 4-7 days for the eggs to hatch.
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How do you know when your goldfish is going to lay eggs?

Changes in activity levels. Slowing down or appearing slightly sluggish can be seen as a precursor to egg laying. During this time, she may also hide a little bit in parts of the pond or aquarium. She may even hang around a spawning mop that is in the tank or pond.
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How does a pregnant goldfish look?

Female goldfish tend to be rounder, even when not carrying eggs. When carrying eggs, they may look slightly more rounded on one side or the other. Look just behind the anal fin for the anal vent. A female's vent will protrude slightly, especially when she is ready to breed.
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How long are goldfish pregnant for?

Hatching Time

After release and fertilization, goldfish eggs hatch in two to seven days. In water at 84 degrees Fahrenheit, fertilized goldfish eggs hatch in 46 to 54 hours; in water at 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, they hatch in five to seven days.
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Why are all my goldfish chasing one fish?


The most common cause of a goldfish being territorial is if they are jealous of other fish in the tank or if the tank is too small. Territorial behavior is distinguished by chasing and nipping other goldfish away from a certain area in the tank.
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How often do goldfish have babies?

Sometimes if the water temperature stays warm long enough, the fish will spawn more than once. In warmer climates outdoor goldfish might spawn two or three times a season. In aquariums, if the water temperature remains pretty much the same, they may spawn all year long.
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Can goldfish lay eggs without male?

Females can lay eggs whether there is a male around them or not, but the eggs that she deposits will be infertile. It is not uncommon to witness two male goldfish chasing each other for dominance over a female in the tank so it is best to not confuse the two.
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Can goldfish get pregnant by themselves?

Goldfish don't get pregnant, as they are egg bearers. However they will increase in size when ready to lay. If your goldfish are getting fat and then dying, this is more likely a case of dropsy rather than pregnancy.
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Do pregnant goldfish sit at the bottom of the tank?

Fish that sit at the bottom are pregnant.

The female goldfish, when sitting at the bottom of a water tank or aquarium, does not mean that she is pregnant. Most of the time, they are doing it because they do not feel well.
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How fast do goldfish reproduce?

It's a fact that goldfish are ready to breed from 1-2 years old, but usually they breed best at 3 years. They spawn once a month from April to August, when the weather is warmer. Spawning provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your goldfish.
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Where do goldfish lay their eggs?

In the wild, female goldfish lay their eggs around proffered fixed objects, substrate vegetation or immersed tree roots. Goldfish eggs have a mucilaginous coating, ensuring the eggs remain where she scatters them. Being a "batch spawner," goldfish reproduction takes place in the spring and summer.
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Is it OK to feed goldfish once a day?

Until they are one year old, you should feed goldfish 2 or 3 times per day. Once they are older than one year, you should feed goldfish just once per day. There are, however, a number of factors that could lead you to adjust this schedule. Also, the type and amount of goldfish food you feed your goldfish is important.
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Do goldfish recognize their owners?

Pet goldfish can distinguish between humans, and often recognise the human that regularly feeds them. Pet goldfish can also seem quite scared of new people, but become more comfortable with their owners over time as they realise they aren't a threat.
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Do goldfish eat baby goldfish?

Since goldfish aren't aggressive, they don't have intentions of eating one another. However, under certain circumstances, they may end up eating a baby goldfish. This is because they swim around looking for small morsels of food, and sometimes when a baby goldfish comes across their path, they mistake it for food.
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How can you tell if goldfish are male or female?

The anal fin in males is closer to the tail compared to females. Male goldfish tend to have more flowing fins and tails compared to females. Male goldfish tend to have a slightly smaller and skinnier body compared to females. Females will have a larger and rounder body and their abdomen can appear soft.
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What time of the year do goldfish breed?

Goldfish naturally spawn in the late spring and early summer. The period of cold winter weather, followed by warmer spring weather, triggers their bodies to start spawning. If your goldfish are kept in a pond, it's important to watch for spawning behavior once the air temperature starts to rise.
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What do baby goldfish eat?

They should be fed fry food for at least the first few weeks of life. You can offer them commercial fry food, baby brine shrimp, infusoria, and some algae are all good food options for goldfish fry. After the first couple of weeks, you can begin offering slightly larger food options like daphnia and mosquito larvae.
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How long are fishes pregnant for?

Usually, the gestation period lasts for 60 days. However, they can fertilize the eggs multiple times, because they store the sperm from the male for months.
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Is my fish pregnant or fat?

Check for a pregnancy bulge.

Some species such as balloon mollies have a natural bulge further forward, just below the gills. Overweight males may develop a bulge in the front chest. If you skip feedings for two or three days, an overweight bulge may shrink, while a female's pregnancy bulge will not.
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