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Old 08-28-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Goldfish fry

Hey I'm just new here but had a little question,

I found eggs in my tank and removed them in to their own 15l tank, they hatched after 4 days and I think there's about 100 fry.

Their now 7 days old but yesterday and today I've found 5 dead fry (2 yesterday and 3 today) I do a 50% water change daily and feed them liquifry, water is filtered. Yesterday I gave them egg yolk for the first time, they seem to love it but could that be anything to do with the 5 fry dying?

Is there any tests for the water or anything I should buy from pet store? As you can tell I'm new to this as didn't mean to breed them. Thanks.


Also how long should I leave egg yolk I'm before trying to remove?
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Gold fish fry or carp in general have high mortality rates due to high amounts of genetic issues that arise from their high spawning numbers. I honestly have never removed fry from their parents because of the number of fry they produce, way to many gold fish and no place to put them. I get about 1 or 2 survivors a year.


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Thanks for your reply, maybe 5 in the week isn't so bad then. Wondered if it was something I was doing wrong but the rest seem fine. Is it likely a few more will die then?

I maybe shouldn't have removed them but when I first saw the eggs and saw the goldfish eating them I thought I was best to. Luckily we have 2 more spare tanks so going to set them up for them. Some friends family etc have said they would like a few too so hopefully they will all have homes.

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Goldfish fry

I don't remove the fry from my pond and get anywhere from 10 to 20 fry each year. Probably just adding a lot of floating plants and putting them back in the tank would be substantial for them (I would think a new tank would be a bit stressful for their fragile developing bodies) This will ensure your goldfish population isn't overwhelmingly huge and you still get some new goldfish. survival of the fittest.


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