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Old 12-03-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Can you just have males only in fantail gold fish
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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Default question about fantail goldfish

I was wondering if you have to have male and femalel fantails, or can you just have male or females only and if you have females only, can they still lay eggs or not.Idont like to see the chasing when both sexes are in the same tank.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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Default fantailgild fish

I dont know what you mean by saying to lengthen my message to 1 character.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Goldfish don't have to be kept in mixed-sex groups. You can have only one sex of goldfish (fantail or otherwise) in your pond or tank if that's what you prefer. Of course, in order to do that, you have to be capable of accurately sexing the fish, and that's not always easy!
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'm not sure how you go about sexing goldfish. I never had much chasing with fan tails or veil tails. They tend to be very fat and very slow moving. If there were a chase, it would look like a slow stroll.

I never had any fighting, either, so I can't imagine there would be any problem with having a tank of all males.

The thing with goldfish is that they can get rather large,. They need a lot of tank space and they need an extensive filtration system. You have to keep on top of the pH of the water, becasue if it gets off, that damages the tails. There is little point in keeping fantails if you aren't willing to do the work to maintain gorgeous large flowing tails.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I'm not sure how you go about sexing goldfish.
When the fish are in breeding condition, the males develop small bumps (called 'breeding tubercles") on their gill covers and on the front edge of their pectoral fins near where the fins attach to their body. These bumps aren't always easy to see!

There are also subtler clues, but they're even harder to reliably distinguish than the males' breeding bumps.

How to Tell if Your Goldfish Is a Male or Female: 10 Steps

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The thing with goldfish is that they can get rather large,. They need a lot of tank space and they need an extensive filtration system. You have to keep on top of the pH of the water, becasue if it gets off, that damages the tails. There is little point in keeping fantails if you aren't willing to do the work to maintain gorgeous large flowing tails.
This is very, very true. Most varieties of goldfish (although not fantails) are best kept as pond fish, because most people can't give them a large enough tank for them to really thrive indoors.
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