Title: Goldfish Fry With Legs!
Description: Fry developement
Jacqui - August 10, 2012 12:55 PM (GMT)
Hi there, I obviously am new here :) My pond goldfish have spawned twice this year. The first time was April the last time it was beginning of July. Both times I rescued some eggs by putting the water hyacinth in a tank. All was well until about a month or so when legs started to grow. I thought maybe anchor worm so treated the tank. This did no good so I actually got tweezers and pulled a "leg" out of one of the fry from the first batch. The next day the :leg" had literally grown back! I got rid of the first batch just thinking they were deformed with 2 back legs.
Now I have a current batch of fry that grew the back legs and low and behold they have grown 2 front legs as well. The legs look like they have the little cups frogs do, but I promise you they are not tadpoles. I have been all over the web trying to find out what I have on my hands or if it some kind of mutant creature. I have 3 goldfish, i Koi and 2 frogs in 500 gal pond and I know who the parents are due to all the chasing around the pond :)
Please someone tell me I am not crazy!
Robyn - August 10, 2012 06:23 PM (GMT)
Welcome to the forum!
Fish don't have legs. You have tadpoles. You can post photos for more information. Were there jelly-like masses of eggs in the water hyacinth that you removed? Goldfish eggs would be scattered all over and super tiny.
sabrillo - August 10, 2012 10:58 PM (GMT)
PLEASE post a picture! I agree that goldfish do not have legs. It must be frogs.
Broxandval - August 11, 2012 12:27 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (sabrillo @ Aug 10 2012, 10:58 PM)|
| PLEASE post a picture! I agree that goldfish do not have legs. It must be frogs. |
Bit late in the season for tadpoles isnt it August just a thought
DaveandVal Fishiedude Flowersmile
Robyn - August 11, 2012 10:51 PM (GMT)
Dave, my green frogs lay eggs in to September. Most tree frogs finish by late spring but the gray tree frogs here may still lay after a rain in the summer. So, Dave, are you suggesting these are alien fry and not tadpoles?
Rosiemeadow - August 12, 2012 03:24 AM (GMT)
Oh that's so sad you pulled their little legs off. :( Cryerbaby Let them be :)
Broxandval - August 12, 2012 11:01 AM (GMT)
Alien Goldfish m'mmm that would be different, anyway the person posting this thread made an honest mistake which they have learned from and wont make again.
Weve had a bit of fun welcomed them to the forum and say to them please come and learn from us as we all can help you with your pond and on identification .
Rosiemeadow our frogs are a boring bunch breeding only once a year
Daveandval Care2frog Fishiedude Flowersmile
Robyn - August 12, 2012 07:02 PM (GMT)
I found fresh green frog eggs in my pond today so they're still at it here!