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Jun 8th, 2008 at 1:22pm
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I have had an outside pond with normal goldfish for about 4 years.  One of my fish is very fat and I assume with eggs, but she is now lying on the bottom of the pond in the string algae the last 3 or 4 days.  The other fish used to chase her around like they do when they are trying to help her expel her eggs but they are now just leaving her alone.  She is normally a pretty fat fish--wider than any of the others--but now she is almost round.  What to do??
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 8th, 2008 at 6:43pm
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I would get in touch with your local tropical fish store and see if they can give any suggestions.  I know the place where we buy our fish is very informative and have helped us so much with our tank of fish.  I don't think I would ask your local pet store, like Petsmart, go to an actual tropical fish store that deals only with fish and see if they can help.  Otherwise you could go on line to a web site that deals with goldfish  I don't know what else to tell you.  Hope all goes ok with your goldfish.
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 6th, 2008 at 2:07pm
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What type of goldfish do you have? Some are supposed to be egg shaped, others are supposed to be streamlined.

I feed Hikari to all my goldfish (I have ryukins - supposed to be egg shaped), and they have always done well on this. They do best if fed small frequent meals throughout the day rather than one large meal. Just keep feeding them appropriate amounts and keep the water clean and your fish should grow just fine.
  
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The goldfish, Carassius auratus, was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish and water garden fish. Goldfish can grow to a maximum length of 23 inches and a maximum weight of 9.9 pounds.
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Re: VERY fat gold fish
Reply #4 - Oct 16th, 2008 at 2:01pm
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well i think you need to transfer the fish to be sure and check if she is almost time to give birth.
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2011 at 4:52am
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Thanks for nice information. I like it. Nice post. They do best if fed small frequent meals throughout the day rather than one large meal. I will regularly bookmark of your website.
  
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