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post #31 of 416 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 09:57 PM
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Took some nicer photos of my three goldfish. The bigger two are around 6 inches head to tail, and the orange one is slightly smaller. Ignore the random clay pot, it is only in there until I put it in another tank.











Unfortunately their tank is only 46 gallons so I compensate by over-filtering and doing two water changes a week. We just don't have room for a larger tank and there is no place to put a pond in. Hopefully in a couple of years when we move I can get them a bigger place.

They are happy since I chucked a whole handful of hydrilla in for them to snack on. They spent the whole afternoon yesterday trying to tear chunks off it.


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post #32 of 416 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 06:30 AM
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LBF - Are they shubunkin? What is the difference between them and comets?

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Yeah they are shubunkin. I am not a goldfish expert, but according to Wikipedia, I believe the calico colouration is what separates them from comets. They do not tend to get as big as common goldfish do. Mine are probably about half the size they should be, although the biggest one had a growth spurt after I got it out of the 10 odd gallon tank they used to be in.


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If we're just looking at pet store goldfish, the difference between comets and shubunkin is the coloring. But looking at show goldfish, there are more differences like shape and size of tail fin as well as body shape. Bristol Shubunkin Gold fish This is a place that lists the show standards (and some pictures!) of shunbunkins.

That first shubunkin has some nice blue color, LBF!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeypO...feature=fvwrel
I thought you guys would love this. :) Happy ending!

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taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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As promised, I finally have some pictures of my new goldfish aquascape and my newest addition to the family.


After I took this photo I realized I didn't have the floating plants in there, so it looks a lot brighter than it actually is. Also, if you notice, there are no fish in there! I didn't overlook that fact. They were being acclimated to the water when I took these.



My new baby goldfish! Well he isn't that new. I've had him for a few months now, but I haven't been able to get a good photo of him. If you notice the substrate is not the sand in the first photo; this is because I took these shots in the day before the re-'scape.

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I deleted those photos because they were of terrible quality. Here are some better ones:


I put a mirror on that side of the tank, so he doesn't feel so lonely.


He's much easier to photograph than any of my other fish, but he's still a little shy.
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Is that all his poop?!
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Haha! Yes. But that's a picture of his favorite corner. There is practically no poop throughout the rest of the aquarium.
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