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Goldfish floating 45 degree angle indicates a female impacted eggs. Females develop eggs with or without the presence of males, however, they often have trouble releasing the eggs on their own. Males play a very important role. This is why goldfish and Koi should not be kept alone, or even in low numbers; narrowing the odds of a mixed gender house

When you see a goldfish floating nose down at a 45 degree angle, there’s a very good chance she’s impacted with eggs. The eggs are buoyant, causing the back side of the fish to rise. As the situation worsens, she may eventually end up in a verticle position; nose down

With the rise of the water temperature, goldfish spawn

Goldfish swollen one side

Older females may stop emitting hormone that encourages the males to pursue, however, they sometimes continue to develop eggs. Without the help of the males, she’s unable to release the eggs

In most cases, one side of the fish bulges due to the increased amount of eggs she carries. Healthy females with eggs seldom show obvious bulging

Goldfish are often kept in smaller houses, causing the temperature to fluctuate more often than larger bodies of water. Females spawn as the water warms; causing eggs to be produced over eggs that haven’t been released, or have become impacted. Fish impacted with eggs become infected with bad bacteria

Goldfish floating 45 45 degree angle 

The ecosystem in your goldfish or Koi house should be a healthy one. Healthy fish live in healthy water

Keep water temperature as consistent as possible. Create a balanced mixed gender in every school of fish. Females do not live as long as males due to these types of issues

KH 120 ppm
pH 8.0 to 8.4 ppm
GH 300 to 400 ppm

Goldfish nose down

Goldfish and Koi houses should have one or more pond pumps included in the set up. The jets of the pumps create the right kind of action for oxygenating water, however, they also offer female fish the added pressure she needs to release eggs. You may see fish hovering over the jets, and this could be the reason why

goldfish floating 45 degree angle

Goldfish floating 45 degree angle nose down

 

Refer to:

Goldfish Impacted with Eggs

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Author: Brenda Rand