View Full Version : Breeding Goldfish

Blue Ram
01-15-2008, 04:34 PM

How do you breed goldfish? What water conditions must be met?


01-15-2008, 06:30 PM
well i know that goldfish have to be at least 3 yrs old before they will breed.
You have to keep the water pretty cold 64degrees for a few months... than as you warm it back up to 70... it is supposed to trigger the breeding actions.

Remember you can't leave the eggs in there if they do breed because they'll just become a snack for mom and dad. good luck. Let us all know how it goes if you try it out.

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Blue Ram
01-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Ok, Thanks for the info!!!

01-25-2008, 04:32 PM
It is not very hard to get them to breed at all. They need a period of cold water to simulate a winter then slowly raise the temp up so it's like a spring thaw. If they are ready to breed you will notice some of them get white bumps on the gill cover. Those are breeding spots that the males will get, although I have seen females get them too but in lesser numbers than a male. Eventually the male(s) should start chasing the female(s) around the tank nudging their vent and when they are ready and the female tires from swimming they will spawn on any bushy plant or something similar. After the male has fertilized the eggs they need to be removed or the parents will eat the eggs. You should also add some methylene blue to help prevent egg fungus. Unfertilized eggs will be white in color and need to be removed or they will spread fungus to the other eggs. After about a week they should hatch then the real fun begins thumbs2: . Good luck!