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What Do You Call A Pregnant Fish? – Pregnant Goldfish Name

We have received many questions on what to call a pregnant goldfish, so we decided to create a quick guide on what to call a pregnant goldfish! 

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So, the reason this topic came up is because someone submitted a question saying their goldfish was recently pregnant, and was wondering what a name for a pregnant goldfish was. I thought to myself, wow, even I don’t know what a pregnant goldfish is called.So, I decided to do some research on what to call a pregnant goldfish.

After some research, I found out what you call a pregnant goldfish.

What do you call a pregnant goldfish?

There are many rumours that a pregnant goldfish is called a twit or twerp. This is the ‘unofficial’ name for a pregnant goldfish. 

But in reality, there is no official term for a goldfish because female goldfish do not get pregnant. Rather, female goldfish lay eggs and the eggs are fertilised by the men outside the body, so goldfish do not get pregnant, which in turn makes it impossible to name a pregnant goldfish.

How long are goldfish pregnant for?

Goldfish will lay eggs, then the eggs will normally hatch 3-7 days after being fertilized. If the eggs aren’t fertilized, they will not hatch, which can be a reason many goldfish eggs do not hatch.

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What time of year do goldfish lay eggs?

Goldfish are called “batch spawners” meaning the reproduction for a goldfish will take place in the spring and summer. The reason for this is goldfish eggs need a suitable temperature of around 61 F. So that’s why they normally lay eggs in the hotter season of the year.

How do goldfish eggs look?

If you were wondering what goldfish eggs look like, they actually look like small bubbles, and they are clear in color and there will be a dark spot in the middle of the egg. Many goldfish eggs will be attached to a leaf or a plant.


There you have it, our guide on what to call a pregnant goldfish (which is a pregnant goldfish twit), we hope we were able to help you answer any questions you have. Thank you for reading, and have a great day!

About Ava Wellington

Hi, my name is Ava and I am a editor for GuideYourPet. I love pets, and am the owner of 2 horses and 2 dogs! I have loved pets all my life, and have owned everything from bearded dragons to snakes! I am excited to help you take the best care of your pet!