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How Do You Tell The
Difference Between a Male and Female Goldfish?
Everyone sooner or later wants to know do I
have a male or female goldfish and how can you tell
the difference. Here I am going to show you simple ways in
determining the sex of your goldfish.
- Females are generally bigger then the males and are
they're more plump. The reason for this is that there
abdomen is all full of eggs when it comes time to breeding.
- Females abdomen is also more soft and squishy then of
- They also have rounded and shorter pectoral fins.
- Females also have a larger rounder anal opening with it
slightly protruding as well.
- Male fish develop
breeding tubercles on
their gill plates which are most commonly mistaken for the
goldfish disease commonly known as Ich. They also get these
small white pimple like spots on their outer ridge of their
pectoral fins as well. These breeding tubercles appear
during spawning time showing they're ready to breed.
- Males also have larger longer pectoral fins as well. The
pectoral fins are the ones right underneath their gills.
- They also have a much firmer abdomen then the females.
- Males have a smaller more oval anal opening then the
- Males are more torpedo shape then females.
These are some simple ways at telling the difference
between a male and female goldfish. Through observation you
can determine the sex of your goldfish.
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