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Re. Goldfish gender - Today's Suprise #1
Hmm... I think Deeda is not a girl... I noticed some tiny whitish dots on the fish's gill covers and pectoral fins today...
When do goldfish actually reach sexual maturity? I did not expect it to happen so soon...
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Re: Re. Goldfish gender - Today's Suprise #2
Goldfish usually mature at about a year old.
Read this link Pixie as it explains everything on how to sex and breed if you want http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/goldfish/info/sexing-fs.htm
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Re: Re. Goldfish gender - Today's Suprise #3
Goldy can you put that link as a sticky as that is the best site i have seen - very clear pics

I think others might be interested to see to
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Re: Re. Goldfish gender - Today's Suprise #5
Cheers, I think I am actually going to breed if I am successful enough to select a female for him.
By the way, he has been renamed for Deedoo.
I would like to 'home make' Deeda 3 one day.
I hope I will have something to say when it comes to breeding as my previous fish (years ago) decided to do it whether I wanted or not... I thought that all eggs would be eaten but one day... suprise, suprise!
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Re: Re. Goldfish gender - Today's Suprise #6
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Goldfish usually mature at about a year old.


Deedo does not look 1 year old and the guy in the shop said he was about 6 months old when I got him...
Maybe he is just getting ready and it is his way of telling me he would welcome a companion