Do goldfish eat their babies?

Will baby goldfish survive in a pond?

Under ideal conditions, goldfish can live for decades, and they can grow to 8 to 12 inches in their first few years of life. Goldfish, even baby goldfish, can live in outdoor ponds in most of North America, Asia and Europe.

How many goldfish babies will survive?

Of the eggs that do hatch, do not be surprised if only about 30% of the fry live long enough to become adults.

Do pond fish eat baby fish?

Fish will eat any eggs (and fry) they find. There may be others, but if you’re just now seeing this one, it may be the only one. Depending on the size of your fish, I think a 1″ baby will be fine — made it this far.

How do I protect my baby pond fish?

Floating nets work good for the babies. They let the little ones in and out but bigger ones can’t fit. Just watch out for any fish that might think they fit through and then get stuck. Just take some black tubing, stick it together at both ends securely and zip tie some netting all around.

Do goldfish eat each other when dead?

As soon as a fish dies, the other fish in the tank will begin feasting on their former friend. It’s not personal; it’s nature. Don’t assume they murdered their former tank mate. … If the dead fish isn’t found soon enough, the entire body may be consumed, leaving no trace of the missing fish.

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Do baby goldfish survive winter?

At anything smaller than 2 inches in body length they will struggle to survive over winter. If the fry are Koi, the same applies, but you wouldn’t want to keep as many because of the size they grow to.