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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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what if it was a cometxfantail mix and their fry had a fantail belly with a single tail? lolol. Im making all kinds of guesses here
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I don't think they can breed...

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I don't think they can breed...
All breeds of goldfish can breed with each other. Goldfish are egg-scatters, so even though they may look different the males can still scatter their sperm on the females eggs. But a male common might beat up a female fancy pretty badly. Goldfish get rough during spawning.

Two comets in a 50 gallon pond would probably be stunted. In a pond that small regular water changes should be done. Without those, there is probably some stunting due to an excess of hormones and nitrate.

It appears there can be single-tail fancy goldfish. I asked my goldfish breeder friends and they told me about a very rare breed from Japan called Sabao (or sometimes tamasaba). They basically appear to be single-tail ryukin goldfish.


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Oh, okay. Thanks for telling me. Poor female Goldfish...

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If Sabao is a breed, I doubt that what this is.. If it happens as a fantail mutation, then maybe.
I don't know, I think it's a comet.
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My mom said she changed some of the water every two weeks. but the fish is largely unfed. just did a real measurement of the tank it's a 100cmx80cmx40cm. which worked out to be roughly 75 gallons. minus a few gallons for plants gravel and what not, I'd say it's maybe around 65-70g @_@

for now I'm going to call it a single tail fantail. My grandma's tank is about a 200+ gallon giant pot with 6 fish in it about twice the size of our largest one. I'll take a closer look at them the next time I visit since ours are her fish's offsprings.
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Maybe it's a strange fantail/comet hybrid....or a mutated fantail...

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mutated oO
I went to my grandma's house today and got a picture of mom/dad....


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They look like comets with some sort of genetic problem. Well the first one does, the second one just looks small.

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Hmmm ur right about the second one lookin small :/ they should be around 3 years old and I just read that they should be anle to reach 4 inches in 1 year, so this one probably should be tripe its current size by now. My grandma loves her goldfish, The top fellow might be the food hogger. When I showed my grandma that photo she was like " oh my goodness, why's she so fat?". lol
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