I took a video of my green sun fish eating crickets, and of him just swimming around. the fourth cricket was 1 too much, he didn't swallow it for 20 minutes because he had no room in his stomach. http://youtu.be/I9TjpCZhR8U
I'm sorry about your fish :(
Shipping is hard on the fish, but sometimes if you wait to long they are all picked over. Whenever I bought fish I would buy them the day after they came in the evening. That usually gives enough time for any fish that won't make it to die off. When I had my African butterfly I actually took him home in his shipment bag lol
@copperarabian, yup learned my lesson hard way, have 4 fish left..so watching and seeing how they do, meanwhile set up a 8 gal hospital tank just in case. Its killing me, I want to get more fish, but not gonna yet :)
Like your video thats cool....hearing the birdie, I miss birds too, used to have yellow crested cockatoo (baby) and blue font amazon a long time ago :D
One year later, the koi and the comet goldfish after today's big pond cleaning.
The one who started it all, Koichiro. He's grown to roughly 9-10" since I got him Halloween 2011. Notice that the orange blotch on his nose, the blotch that made me fall for him, has faded. Koichiro, 4-13.jpg
I then got Saiyo the sarassa comet goldfish on Valentine's, 2012. She's only 7-8" and hasn't grown much, which is a bit concerning. Saiyo, 4-13.jpg
Finally, around May 2012, I got Tanko from Petsmart. He is the biggest at 10-11" or so. Tanko, 4-13.jpg
Considering that for much of the year, I battled nitrates as high as 80ppm and over in their pond, they look quite healthy. Koichiro, being a butterfly koi, has a bit of damage to his dorsal and his tail but it's clean and no signs of infection.
Fishy, they were all around 3-4" when I got them. I was surprised that Tanko grew the most. Maybe all that extra white adds to it but he looked like a giant compared to the others.
Goldfish experts, is a comet goldfish supposed to look kinda of . . . yellow? I am a bit concerned for Saiyo. Both Koichiro and Tanko have such nice white scales but Saiyo is kind of off-white/yellowish.
Thanks, Izzy. :) They really owe you a lot of thanks since you helped me set their home up.