Well, to answer your questions: My ex and I were still married and had aquariums and aviaries and outdoor fish pools, so we got males and females together and the healthy goldfish spawned in the 55 gallon aquarium. Eggs everywhere! By the HUNDREDS! They stick on the glass and when they hatch the babies do too, they look like glass slivers. In a few days they become free-swimming and turn pink as they feast on newly-hatched brine shrimp. A few weeks later they start to look like fish, haha.
But that's another forum. Tell us more about your beloved piggies. It is SO hard to lose an animal. What happened then?
Here are the girls: