(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions: How do you remove the eggs? The eggs will be STUCK on the plants real hard. You remove them gently with your fingertips. It's a bit hard at first until you figure out the exact power and pressure needed to remove an egg from the plant. You will break few eggs at first but eventually you'll get it right. Do you use the same water in the tank? You don't have to use the same water of the tank especially if the water was not clean. The only reason for you to use the same water in the tank is to have the same water temperature but if you had water in the same room temperature it is ok for you to use it. Do you need to feed the fry? You don't have to feed the eggs and when the eggs hatch the fry will eat their eggs because it's very healthy for their immune system and growth. After 3 days you can start feeding the fry with fry food 6 times a day. The food is available at the pet store. What are white eggs and transparent eggs? After you collect all the eggs and put them in a different container, they will all look transparent in color. After the first day, some of the eggs will turn white. That is due to being unfertilized. The unfertilized eggs are most likely to get fungus and that's why they turn white. The fungus will infect the healthy eggs (fertilized eggs) if you didn't throw the white eggs out as soon as possible. The easiest way to do that is to have the eggs in a flat container with a black sheet of paper beneath it or anything else that could give you a dark background to see the white eggs easily. **White eggs: are infected with fungus. **Transparent eggs: are healthy eggs (fertilized eggs). What kind of breeding tank do you need for breeding? The one I have is 50(width) x30(deep) x35(height) in cm. The tank is made of glass with artificial plants made of silk. The plants are very important for the breeding. How do you sex goldfish? It's not that easy really but once you get it you'll always know. The male is smaller in size although this is not the perfect way to indicate a male. When it's time for breeding the male will get tiny white dots, like bobbles, on its cheeks. Its front fins will also have white edges, also tiny dots but they look different than the ones on its cheeks. The female usually has a belly and it looks bigger in size.
Spring is on its way! The black butterfly and orange/white butterfly are males, and the red butterfly they're chasing is the female. In goldfish spawning, the males chase the female while bumping and nudging her. When she releases her eggs, the males release their milt to fertilize the eggs. There is also a male veiltail telescope in this tank, but he wasn't interested in spawning at all. In fact, he went around eating all the eggs that were released!
F- filtration. In a bowl there is no room for filtration, and goldfish require powerful filtration. O-oxygen. The round shape of bowls causes a lack of oxygen, and goldfish require a lot of oxygen in the water. E- ethics. Would you keep a dog in a room the size of a small bathroom its entire life? No? Then why keep a goldfish in a tiny bowl? S- space. Goldfish are not small fish! They may start out small, but they grow very big very fast! Such a big fish requires a lot of space.