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Help needed #1
Hello i have fancy goldfish, nomal goldfish, comets, coman carp and orfe, there are 49 all together, how do i tell if they are pregnant i have a mop head in there and an upside down flower pot is this any good.


Also I have just filled a 8footx7footx2footdeep the (depth is approximate) I have filled it up half way about 2 or 3 days ago now and also put in the gravel and oxygenating plants and have set up a fountain so is nearly ready, what is the ideal temperature to transfer them, to there new bigger pond. Thanks
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Re: Help needed #2
why the gravel? it just traps poo and mainly bad things

and its not going to be anywhere near big enough TBH and the fancys will be best in a tank indoors
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Re: Help needed #3
Hi there When a female fish becomes a bit plumper, that means she is full of eggs and you will see the males start to chase her. Goldfish are egg scatterers so the eggs will go everywhere and stick to the first thing they hit (unless it's a fish) so adding some soft plants like elodea will help. To be honest though, with the 49 fish you already have your pond is a bit overcrowded so I wouldn't recommend breeding any more. You should allow about 1" of fish per 10 gallons as a general rule.

Also, fancy goldfish do prefer slightly higher temps (about 24C) so they are not really ideal for ponds How long have they been in there?
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Re: Help needed #4
they have been in the pond for two years i haven't seen any eggs in the two years we have had them. i have also got a pair of orfes they 42cm haven't bred yet. They will be going in to a bigger pond soon, 8ftx7ftx2ft the fancy goldfish have been in the pond for 2 years.
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Re: Help needed #5
Maybe they're not spawning because it's too crowded. I don't mean to alarm you or anything but I entered those measurements into the PFK website pond calculator and it reckon you can keep 7 goldfish in a pond that size.
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Re: Help needed #6
Quote:

get1956 wrote:
Hello i have fancy goldfish, nomal goldfish, comets, coman carp and orfe, there are 49 all together, how do i tell if they are pregnant i have a mop head in there and an upside down flower pot is this any good.


Haven't we already covered this here

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... 58&forum=8#forumpost34569

and here to recap

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... 89&forum=8#forumpost38165
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Re: Help needed #7
If the fish do lay eggs what will they look like and what colour will they be. Thanks
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Re: Help needed #8
If they do lays eggs they will be off-white and about the size of a pin head, though I seriously doubt your fish will spawn in such a crowded pond, they need top conditions to breed.
Can I ask why you want to breed more when you already have 49 fish?
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Re: Help needed #9
Hello i have just counted them and there are only 27 sorry, my family are starting new ponds and want some fish so im starting them off. And we are splitting the 27 fish into two seperate ponds in our garden.
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Re: Help needed #10
Well it might be a good idea if you give them some of your fish since 27 is still too many for a pond that size. If you look on the PFK website there is a pond volue calculator in the tools section. I entered the measurements of your pond yesterday and it said the pond would support 7 goldfish. Don't forget a fully grown goldfish will be like a foot long. If you overcrowd your pond they will get stunted.
Plus you need loads of room to raise fry and it'll be a while before they are big enough to give away.