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alyndavies alyndavies
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #21
Thats the best pic i ever seen of a male goldfish ready for breeding, that should be in a book!!!

I did see what looked like Gold / Black Moors in a shop the oither day!
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #22
A telescope fancy you mean, like this one minus the black

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldy/14 ... in/set-72057594137612158/

would you believe she was a blackmoor when bought but has since lost all of her black colouring still a lovely fish though
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #23
Does this also apply to Black Moors? If so, are the bumps still visible and about what time of year does this happen? I assume "Spring", but if it varies, please let me know. I'm trying to figure out if I bought a Male or Female...
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #24
Yes it applies to black moors too, in fact it is probably easier to see it on them! If your moor is still a baby then you might not be able to tell for a year or 2, how big is it now? How long have you had it?
lessaone lessaone
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #25
Goldy, thank you for that cite. The pictures were indeed helpful. I "inherited" a single goldfish from my grandkids (who weren't taking very good care of him). They had named him Freddy. But I got to wondering if Freddy really was Freddy and not Fanny.

I guess I might never know, since there's nobody to stimulate him/her into mating behavior--but I still enjoyed learning about it.

Is it cruel to leave him solitary like this? He's about all I can handle. He seems perfectly happy now--but how could I tell if he weren't?!!

He DOES know me, because he comes to me for food and he ignores the kids when they come in to visit him.

Best wishes, <>lessa
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #26
I only really know the sex of one of my gold fish and thats only because he is a showoff....all the others are keeping me guessing.
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #27
Sorry lessaone only just seen your post, males don't need stimulation as such to show their breeding tubercles as I had a tank of males only and they showed their spots fine and chased each other you can tell single tail females by their shape too although think you have double tail fancy don't you do you have any photos of your fish to show us by any chance
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #28
Please post some more pic. I love to see goldfish....
Goldy Goldy
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #29
Hello James, if you would like to see more of my goldfish photos then click on my gallery at the bottom of my signature and it will take you to my fish photos on flickr also you can check out the photo gallery on the forum top left, Have fun browsing
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Re: Sexing goldfish etc #30
thanks man. thanks a lot. All images are really beautiful.