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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxW_e...eature=related

LOL. This is a champion goldfish? I don't think I'd want it in my tanks. xD

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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That is one fat fish! poor thing! looks like a puffer crossed with a gold fish! lol!

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That is really gross to breed a fish into that :/ It can't move at all.
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That poor thing. I don't care about stupid show standards - breeding them like that is absolutely barbaric.

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That poor thing. I don't care about stupid show standards - breeding them like that is absolutely barbaric.

I agree 100%

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
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I don't even want to know how uncomfortable that fish must be for 100% of it's life.

I saw a documentary on Manuel, he actually got much better without getting lipo surgery done, and got married. :)

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The goldfish in the first video is a pearlscale. Yes. They are actually breed to be inflated like that. Not exactly to my taste but some find them endearing. I actually find most show-winning goldfish to be unattractive. Ryukin are my favorite, but I don't like the huge hump that a lot of show fish have. I'd rather mine have just a little bump.

Most of the pearlscale I've seen aren't that inflated, but they still have a golfball-sized (and shaped) body.

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I like goldies, but looking at these ones I prefer the "pet store quality" ones lol. This little guy looks like he's blind from his head.. thing..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPwhn...eature=related
I really just find it crazy how people have managed to take the breeding this far.

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The wen on that little guy is a little too large. I've seen orandas that had the wen actually grow over the eyes. A vet had to go in and cut some of it out. I'd like to get a redcap oranda, but I'm afraid of the wen getting too large and holding the fish back. Even the ones in the pet store can have huge wens if fed right.

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