That is the question.
I had a female oranda goldfish quarantined in a sump tank once and found tons of unfertilized eggs in there when it was time to take her out. The females can lay the eggs on their own and don't have to be pummeled--it just increases the likelihood that a given male will be the father if he happens to be battering against her when it's time for her to lay.I'm sure you know this but goldfish don't actually lay eggs. The eggs get pushed out by the male by squeezing the female against a hard surface and then fertilizes them.
I’ve never witnessed spawning behavior, nor have I ever spotted eggs. I just see a few babies every now and then.
Maybe. Our daytime temps are already hitting the 90’s.Seriously?? That's crazy! You can't MISS it when our fish spawn. It goes on for hours, several days in a row. Your fish must be more modest! haha! Maybe in your hotter climate they spawn earlier in the day before it gets too hot?
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