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Old 10-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #71 
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Woah! Lotta things happened today while I was fish shopping! (But you guys will have to wait a bit for pictures... he's a wiggly one!)

I think the largest I'd do for a goldfish tank would be a 90 gal and mostly because I don't want too many monster tanks. But I would be willing to do a goldfish pond one day. I always feel so bad for the comets I see in pet stores. Most of them really have no chance.

Ya... this thread isn't to talk about eating goldfish. Some people eat horses, but you don't go to a horse-lover thread and talk about recipes.. :/

Congrats on getting your goldies to eat veggies, LBF. The idea that goldfish won't tear into anything that could be considered food is so foreign and funny to me!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #72 
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Okay guys, I have a problem. But the tank is done now so I'm good with these.

Pascal:



Parker:


Penelope:


Paisley:


New unnamed:



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i thought ranchus and lionheads had to be kept in variety-only tanks since they're weaker swimmers than even other breeds of fancy.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #73 
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Not true. 1- they're all hand fed. 2- I honestly can't tell that they are weaker swimmers than the others. I feel like the ryukins are the slowest actually.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #74 
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Not true. 1- they're all hand fed. 2- I honestly can't tell that they are weaker swimmers than the others. I feel like the ryukins are the slowest actually.
huh. that IS interesting. i would have thought the downturned bodies and lack of dorsal fins would hamper their swimming abilities significantly.

i've only ever had ryukins, and they've varied greatly in their swimming speed and agility. some of them like to shoot across the tank like fat little bullets, while others prefer to just bumble along all lazy-like. one, however, has an enormously fat little belly, but a very stunted tail (he's golf ball sized, but his tail is barely bigger than a betta's) and he actually WADDLES through the water. it's so cute to watch!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #75 
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Heehee! I really need to get a video, I know! They're quite funny in motion.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #76 
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When hand-feeding food competition isn't as great, so you can combine some of the more fancy varieties. It's when you get into types like the celestial that you really need them in breed-only tanks.



These little derps need their own tanks. Same thing with the guys who have bags under their eyes.



You also gotta be really careful about the decor with these guys.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:20 AM   #77 
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STORY OF MY LIFE!

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I could waste a 200 gallon on them. lol I am now known as the "fish nazi" by my friends, because I harass them about how they should be doing more water changes.
So am I but around here in my area people know not to argue with me.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:46 AM   #78 
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Izzy we need photos of your new guy here!
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Agreed goldfish are my second favorite carps after WCMM.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #80 
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I have a goldfish question. My daughter has kept bettas the last 4 years (she is 10 and inherited a betta from school in grade one)
Anyway her betta just died and she would like to try a goldfish. She has a 2.5gal tank (Aqueon mini-bow) with added heater. Could she keep one goldfish? Any breeds recommended? She likes the ones with the "bulging eyes"
Thanks for the info put.
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