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Post  jikin junkie Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:16 pm

Had another spawn two weeks after the last one. If anyone wants to try hatching goldfish eggs, I have some to spare.  Laughing 
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Post  twocat Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:08 pm

I would like to try.

Let me know when I can pick them up.

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Post  jikin junkie Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:57 pm

Today, after 5pm. Sent you a PM.
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Post  twocat Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:16 pm

Well, I do not see any fry however my eyes are not the best so I added some green water just in case.

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Post  twocat Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:57 pm

Well, I can see a few slivers moving. If you have some of your other goldfish spawn let me know I will try my luck.

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Post  jikin junkie Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:15 pm

If you see a few, you probably have more than that. Throw in some microworms and then brine in a couple of days. I'm hoping for another spawn later next week or the week after. Finally seperated the different types so now I should have pure bristols and pure wakins if they spawn again.  Razz 
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Post  twocat Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:14 pm

I am feeding them microworms in addition to the green water. They are so small so I thought I would wait with the bbs.

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Post  jikin junkie Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:48 pm

From a happy accident I added myriophyllum plants to my goldfish tub. Had another spawn this weekend and there were much more eggs on this plant than the old standard anacharis. The fine leaves seem to catch and hold the eggs better.  Laughing  Makes sense when I think about it, just never really gave much attention to spawning medium.
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Post  twocat Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:33 pm

If you have any extra eggs I would like to try and hatch some more out.

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Post  twocat Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am

I can count at least 15 fry with the second batch of fry. I put them in the tank with some newly hatch angel fry.

I have my first batch in a tank of green water. I will see how many I have in this tank this weekend. I am thinking that there are only3 or 4 but we will see.

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Post  jikin junkie Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:10 pm

They seem to have slowed finally. That last batch was productive, I have hundreds of fry.  Shocked 
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Post  twocat Sat May 03, 2014 9:27 am

Any chance of selling me some fry?

At what size can I put the fry outside?

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Post  jikin junkie Sat May 03, 2014 7:58 pm

They are still quite small yet but you can put them outside. I would put them in a 20 gallon tub for now to grow them out a little more and move them out in a week or two.
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Post  twocat Sun May 04, 2014 6:56 am

Is there a general rule about how old goldfish need to be to spawn?

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Post  jikin junkie Sun May 04, 2014 1:53 pm

Usually it takes a year for them to reach breeding age. Spawning is usually in the spring after their dormant period, you can induce spawning with some techniques and sometimes with older fish, you can get a fall spawn if you bring them indoors. You get the best spawns from 2-3 year old fish.  Very Happy 
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Post  Katnapper Sun May 04, 2014 1:56 pm

You mean legally?
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Post  twocat Tue May 13, 2014 2:58 pm

My fry, 20 or so are looking nice. They are starting to get that third fin tail on them,

I will be putting them in a 150 soon.

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Post  twocat Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:52 am

The eggs have hatched and the goldfish are starting to grow, they are about a 1/2 to 1 inch long. They have not started to color up yet but they are doing well.

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Post  Katnapper Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:21 am

Congrats, Mark. I hope they continue to do well for you.
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Post  twocat Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:17 am

At what size do goldfish start getting their color, other then gold?

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Post  jikin junkie Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:05 pm

Mine are starting to color up about now from the spawns this spring. They usually start coloring up at about five months. If they are outdoors and warm temps, they will color up quicker than goldies kept inside. Some are quick to turn while others can take up to a year. Enjoy the process, it's fun to see what you'll get. I'm starting to see a lot of yellows in mine. I was hoping for red and whites but I still have a lot of dark wild colors that haven't changed yet so we'll see. Keeping my fingers crossed. Calico can be seen right away, they are always white or light in color to begin with. You might have some of those also.  Wink 
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Post  twocat Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:29 pm

What are the names of the type of goldfish that laid the eggs?

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Post  jikin junkie Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:12 pm

The first spawns were from wakin goldfish, they are some of the largest goldfish. Nice pond fish to keep with koi. Should have a long body with a double tail, sometimes you get single tails out of spawns. Here is a link to what a show winning wakin should look like. http://www.samurai-goldfish.net/kingyocatalog/wakin.html
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