Goldfish babys

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    Tracimc123

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    We have a fancy tail goldfish and a sharbunkin left in our Pond. We have had koi in the past but these are the two remaining. I went out to feed them and noticed tiny babies swimming all over. My question is do I need to separate these babies from their parents? I don't want them to eat them, from what I've seen they are coming existing but I have no idea how old they are.
     
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    depends on if you want to keep them and how big your pond is and can it handle all the new additions
     
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    Do you want more fish? I think the danger to the fry would mostly be from the parents eating eggs. And they might not be GF. Sometimes birds will transfer babies or eggs.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! I don't separate my babies from the parents. Population control is a good thing.
     
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    usually goldfish will not eat fry in large place , they can only eat eggs , koi can eat fry some times. so they must be safe in pond . koi are voracious egg eater too , they will eat most of the eggs but if u raise only gf , u will have so many fry . might be reason ur seeing fry for the 1st time as ur koi used to eat the eggs before but now they are gone . show us pics we can tell u more
    interesting to see how they grow up as they are cross of shub and fantain !
    if they r like eye lash size then under week old
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    annoys me so much when someone makes a thread with a question, then the op never replies again...
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Same here. I'm sure sometimes people get busy, or forget, but it is annoying.
     
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    I always figure even if the OP gets nothing out of the response, another person seeking an answer to a similar question may be helped.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Agree
     
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