Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Befriend a feeder! Flaringshutter's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Last Activity
    07-28-2012 1:47 AM
    Posts
    1,870
    Blog Entries
    20

    Sexing goldfish (with photos)!

    At about two years for males, and three years for females, goldfish begin to show signs that can help identify males and females. My darlings started to show and I was able to get a few good shots, so I thought I'd post them.

    Males develop tubercles, white spots on gill covers, as Napoleon, a comet, shows here:




    And as my little fancy shows here:




    However, Upstart, a female, has compeletely smooth gill covers:




    An excellent site with more photos can be found here:

    http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/...%20/sexing-fs.htm



    If anyone else has photos of their goldfish mating or showing tubercles, feel free to add them.





  2. #2
    Global Moderator Dangerdoll's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Global Moderators
    Real Name
    Cori
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Roselle Park, NJ
    Last Activity
    04-19-2014 6:52 PM
    Posts
    11,733
    Blog Entries
    5
    invaluable post, thanks!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Reefscape View Post
    Completly agree, DD......and yes, that hurt me too say



  3. #3
    Befriend a feeder! Flaringshutter's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Last Activity
    07-28-2012 1:47 AM
    Posts
    1,870
    Blog Entries
    20
    Short update- I have a new photo of the tubercles visible on the male's fins. Check it out.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	napoleontubercles.jpg 
Views:	108 
Size:	607.4 KB 
ID:	20596  



  4. #4
    Unregistered User BrkD's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, N.Y
    Last Activity
    08-25-2010 8:02 PM
    Posts
    563
    cool, at what age will they show signs of their sex?
    http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...d.php?t=103267
    ^ 55g Planted tank Journal - Updated 8/15/07



  5. #5
    Befriend a feeder! Flaringshutter's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Last Activity
    07-28-2012 1:47 AM
    Posts
    1,870
    Blog Entries
    20
    between two and four years, depending on conditions. most show signs at two and a half, but can't actually breed until about three.



  6. #6
    Unregistered User BrkD's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, N.Y
    Last Activity
    08-25-2010 8:02 PM
    Posts
    563
    thank you.
    http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...d.php?t=103267
    ^ 55g Planted tank Journal - Updated 8/15/07



  7. #7
    Comet with an attitude problem. Buckdog's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    So.Cal. Inland
    Last Activity
    04-12-2013 4:41 PM
    Posts
    191
    Yeah, thanx. I think now one of my Shubs is male. But my two Wakins and the "Halloween" Shub are blank.
    "Life without passion is a thorough waste of time."



  8. #8
    Yup.... caitylee's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Last Activity
    03-14-2011 4:59 PM
    Posts
    484
    How do you know how old your goldfish are? I have 6 goldfish and I have no idea how old they are.
    --Cara


    Love my goldies, bettas and cats




  9. #9
    i eat rats like you for breakfast! jaysen's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    long island, NY
    Last Activity
    11-11-2013 12:24 PM
    Posts
    1,676
    thanks for sharing! amazing info. i hope people dont confuse the tubercles for ick.



  10. #10
    Extinct? Since when? DAVIDFBT's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Definitely not David
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Great Lakes, Illinois
    Last Activity
    04-28-2013 6:52 PM
    Posts
    3,584
    Quote Originally Posted by caitylee View Post
    How do you know how old your goldfish are? I have 6 goldfish and I have no idea how old they are.
    how big are they?
    Join the dart side!

    My Tank



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Goldfish Article
    By reptileguy2727 in forum Freshwater
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-30-2009, 6:16 AM
  2. The Goldfish Bowl
    By Maj0rFiSh in forum General Chit-Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-22-2005, 11:01 PM
  3. sexing goldfish?
    By jenbet in forum General Cold & Temperate Water
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-03-2004, 7:20 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •