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Fishy Growth!


tithra

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I decided to try measuring the fish tonight. I taped a ruler to the front of the tank and attempted to hold them against it (easy with Puff, not so easy with Edie).

I am really surprised at how little they have grown in length! According to the Rain Garden site Edie was 6.7 inches and Puff was 4.9 inches when I bought them in August. It was difficult to get a very exact measurement but Edie is maybe 6.8/6.9 and Puff is just about 6 inches. Which is just so odd because all this time I have felt like Edie has grown a ton and Puff hasn't grown at all! :blink: Perhaps Edie has done her growing width wise!

I wish I had taken weight when I got them, but I didn't, so here are the measurements I have:

Puff:

1/17/12 = 59 grams (before starting MMs)

2/2/12 = 63 grams (after finishing 2 weeks of MMs)

2/26/12 = 74 grams (after about a month of Jump Start)

Edie:

2/2/12 = 95 grams

2/26/12 = 103 grams

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  • Regular Member

Oh yeah, Edie is pissed. She hates it when I stick more than a finger in the tank let alone touch her! :P

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  • Regular Member

Oh my goodness! Edie looks like "LET. GO. OF. ME. NOWW"

lolol ;) but WOW does her color look amazing in that picture!! She is crazy gorgeous! gotta love that tail!

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  • Regular Member

How did you catch them like that?? i just tried. I got bert, after like 10 minutes, but there was no way i was gonna catch ernie! ;)

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  • Regular Member

Edie probably has done a lot of her growing width wise, as you say. I look at my siggie picture of Goldeen (and everyone, actually) and think they look like different fish. But there's been more filling in that growing longer, I'd say.

Either way, they look great. :)

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  • Regular Member

Nice work. What % body weights are you feeding?

I have been aiming for 1%, but I am sure some days Puff was getting closer to 2% since that stupid auto feeder would pour out so many at a time sometimes. Edie has been getting 1% the past month.

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  • Regular Member

How did you catch them like that?? i just tried. I got bert, after like 10 minutes, but there was no way i was gonna catch ernie! ;)

I'm sure larger fish are much easier to catch than smaller fish :) I just back them into a corner with my hand and grab them, they aren't that quick :D

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  • Supporter

LOL Eddie looks like she wants to cut someone. Is Puff changing colors? Looks yellow, is it just the lighting in the pic? Very pretty. Congrats on the weight gain.

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LOL Eddie looks like she wants to cut someone. Is Puff changing colors? Looks yellow, is it just the lighting in the pic? Very pretty. Congrats on the weight gain.

lol, Edie would definitely stab me if she had pockets to carry a knife. Puff has gotten lighter since I first got him (the white on his belly has been creeping upward), but other than that no big color change, he has always been bronzy/green, I hope he will change colors some day though :) (I love his color now, but color changes are always fun)

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  • Regular Member

Wow! They sure have bulked up, even if they haven't gotten longer.

I love seeing the progress that everyone's fish are making.

mj

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