Sexing Goldfish

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Justkeepswimming01

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Just wondering if anyone with a more trained eye can tell me if my goldfish is a male or female? I haven't seen any breeding stars but it's not in with other goldfish.
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Also just to be sure it's an Oranda? My family got it from the pet store years ago and it hasn't grown and it's wen hasn't grown larger.
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I'm subscribing to see if you get some useful advice on sexing goldfish... I was about to post about that too, since I just got 2 of them! Definitely looks like an oranda to me, lfs recommended HikarI Lionhead to promote wen growth... mine loves it.
 
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I watched a few YouTube videos on sexing goldfish that lead me to believe its a boy but I want to see what others say
 

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Good idea, I'll check YouTube. The photos where you are holding "him", zooming on "his" vent, did not load last time I saw this post... so invasive hahahaha! I can almost hear "him" scream; moooooooom! LOL! :hilarious:
 
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lol yeah it is invasive but he's got such a large tail the only way I could see it was to hold him.
 

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Oh thank you so much for this post!!! I have same question sorta, I think I have the shape of vent figured out but really need someone to confirm....The darker orange - a male? ...Lighter orange a female?
 

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Rayann said:
Oh thank you so much for this post!!! I have same question sorta, I think I have the shape of vent figured out but really need someone to confirm....The darker orange - a male? ...Lighter orange a female?
HI there!

Your photos didn't load!
 

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Hmmm weird I'm seeing them on my side....Ill try again ...Thank you
 

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Hahaha! I was going to guess the other way around! Dark orange - female (outie) and lighter orange - male (innie).

 

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I agree with you 100% I have been all over the place looking at photos and I had a feeling I got it backwards ...Also lol it helped when I turned the photos around so they were all going same way. The video that you shared I have watched that one about a million times It was a huge help this pic I found helped a lot too....
 

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One sure way to sex goldfish is if you do happen to have multiple in a tank that the male will push nose into the analfin area of female ( kind of like a dog sniffing another dogs butt lol) and push the female around/ follow her very closely in this position. Solid Gold said that this is the male trying to push female into plants to encourage her to drop eggs for him to fertilize.

My black moore and calico fantail both did this to my big gold fantail.
 
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I haven't had any fish in my tank chase yet the two new ones are young though. I'll post another picture here of another goldfish I can't tell if it's male or female
 

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The only way I could figure it out - was when mine dropped eggs last week. Then I knew for sure.

Good luck - hope you can figure it out!
 

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VioletSS said:
The only way I could figure it out - was when mine dropped eggs last week. Then I knew for sure.

Good luck - hope you can figure it out!
Hahaha that's one way
 

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Girl???!
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That's not the part you're looking for it's down below the tail a bit
This is it but I can't tell from the picture
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****! I've been looking at the wrong place this whole time!
 

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Better?! Please tell me it's a girl! Jane sounds weird for a boy
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Just by that it looks like a boy. Does it stick out at all? For girls it's barely noticeable and sticks out a little bit. For boys it looks like a crater and is inward
 

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Yeah, crater is more like it... I guess Jane will be James! thanks though!
 
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