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jackie
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)16:53    Post subject: a goldfish question Reply with quote

My small goldfish is laying eggs even though she is alone in the tank Confused
is this normal? she did have another goldfish with her, and she did release loads of eggs (which they ate), but he died about three weeks ago. has she just been storing these egss inside her since then or what?
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Huntress
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)18:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Female fish will lay eggs even if there are no males present. If they didn't release the eggs they would become eggbound. In some cases the fish will reabsorb the eggs rather than drop them. Think of them like the eggs that chickens lay that we eat. They aren't fertlized, but are laid just the same.
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Cichlid man.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)15:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Female goldfish sometimes lay eggs on a regular basis, and as Huntress said, if there is no male around to fertilize her, then her eggs would just get eaten or reabsorbed back into her system.
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PostPosted: 2005.01.07(Fri)22:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

When do goldfish reach breeding age?
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