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Me and my goldies :3



Hi meet me Karen>>>>>Meeee.jpg <<<<<<Just a little Crazy >:}

I am a strange 21yr old who is crazy about horses and recently about Goldfish <3 I started out with a Oranda named Tommy boy in a uncycled 10gallon tank lets just say things went horrible and he got dropsy :( I found Koko's at this time and so many amazing people helped me unlike other forums who couldn't get past the fact I had only a 10gallon tank and test stripes. They helped me try to save my Tommy Boy but unfortunately it was too late.

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to continue having goldies since I originally got into having fish as a stress reliever (HAHAHAHA) It was the fact I had that I had just bought a 40gallon tank and would feel horrible of leaving all the wonderful people on Kokos that kept me going for another try. (super happy I did) So I did a fishless cycle and had Koko help me every step of the way :D. Once my 10 gallon cycled I got Castor a lovely Calico Lionhead. He started QT nicely besides have some small issues and floaty ones. Once again Koko's was with me every step of the way :heart Once he was done Castor got to go in the 40 gallon all by himself (lucky fish)

I then for the first time say a bubble eye in person and really got to see how beautiful they really are. I tried my hardest to fight the urge to get one since I wanted a break from QT fish (nice try :P). I eventually gave in since all the other bubble eyes past away and the little black and white calico was still there and just couldn't fight it or leave her to the same fate. This little fish is growing fast that is for sure and she has had the most uneventful QT ever ( I love her for this )

A week later I noticed my Petsmart got these wonderful Orandas that were just stunning just........I wish I could say the same for their health:( I told myself no more fish for awhile. .... Well guess my while turned out to be a day when I cam back Prince was the only one out on the floor tank. I asked where the other big ones were and the associate said they were being treated since they were so ill. I asked why the other Oranda (Prince) was still left on the floor since he was just bottom sitting side ways barely moving. She said they didn't have any more room so I told her I would take him. He was bagged up and even the cashier looked at me like I was crazy since he didn't look well. Once we got home I put him in QT with nice clean water and salt. He already looked to be improving. Once I got a better look at him I noticed he had bigger problems than just a bad case of Flukes.....He had anchor worm too even on his fins poor guy :no: I removed them all and next day told the associates what to treat for. There is one amazing associate who took my advice and came on to Koko's to look around and did some reading :) She started treating the fish for Flukes and salted the tank up to .3% salt and removed all the anchor worms. She showed all the other associates as well how to salt and how it can help. Unfortunately though 1 of the fish didn't make but she said that in most cases they would have both died and this is the first time they actually fixed something.

(you guys still reading !!!! I talk to much lol :krazy: )

So after waiting 2 weeks I noticed my LFS got in more bubble eye since I kept talking about them :carrot: That day they came in I got 1 and boy is she tiny only at 4grams lol. She does however have some issues which are being taken care from the help of this amazing forum and the swelling in her belly seems to be going down :) I hope things continue to keep going forward and she can thrive with my other bubble eye and have tons of bubbly adventures lol.

Now some pics of my crew :D

Castor my first thriving finned baby ;) He is kinda crazy lol :lol


My sweet Prince who keeps pushing forward :heart



My crazy bubble eye(still needs name ) ;):tomuch:


Last but not least my 4grams little bubble eye :)


Thanks for reading :clapping::carrot:


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  • Regular Member

Cute bubble eyes.. love my little 3 gram guys too :) I'll be checking for updates. Will this just be a photo/for fun blog?

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Karen, that first shot of your bubble eye is EPIC!!!! :D

I'm sorry to hear about Tommy but I'm glad that you decided to continue having goldfish! :heart we all have bad experiences but it's the good ones that count the most! Your goldies look fantastic :3 And they look like they're thriving in their new home!

Sounds like prince is doing sooo much better in your care too! :) They're quite lucky to have you!!!!

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Yeah this blog is kinda a update on whats going on with my crazy goldies and myself :3 Never blogged before so this should be interesting lol

Thank You ,Lol I know I was super happy once I saw that shot :D I still can't believe how good it came out lol. I am hoping they continue to keep thriving although Castor is kinda floaty today poor guy >_<

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:D I look forward to seeing a lot more blogs that's for sure!

And omg yeah, I have moments like that where I stand back and go 'WOW. Did I really just take that shot?' :P And aww poor Castor, sounds like peas tonight doesn't it?

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Hey! Thanks for replying to my blog! Your oranda is a beauty! I love his tail, it's so full!

Wouldn't it be lovely to have like an oranda pond? I think they are so beautiful from the top view. And every other view. LOL!

I have a suggestion on a name for your yellow and black speckled bubble eye... Peatree

It just looks like a "Peatree" to me lol I also thought of "Tadpole"

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Thank You lol it wasn't that full when I got him sadly he had tons of anchor worms on it but healed nicely :) I really wood like a pond really just need to find a stable place to build one first lol.Oh I really like that name I am thinking of doing a pole on it and I will definitely put that one in the pole :D

Thank You I am trying to get more and they will be going in a 55 gallon with just bubble eyes or a celestiel or 2 :)

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If you ever get sick of Prince you can feel free to send him my way! :P That chubby face is adorable :heart

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Lol Once I get settled into are new place and such you can come visit him ;) It is hard to believe he came from Petsmart.

Lol Thank You Helen :) I can't wait till QT is done with and they can have gorgeous tanks, I am sooo sick of looking at boring QT tanks lol poor guys.

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  • Regular Member

I love when people share their stories :) You are super pretty and your goldies are so darn cute!!!!! Love the bubble eyes..... I want one so badly..... I think you should name the black and white one Cow lol

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Thank You Haley :) I will put that one too for my pole. I need to get up for naming her if I get a chance lol. I do have to say in proper baby proofing conditions they are not as delicate as told. I am really enjoying them and hope to continue to get more :) I think if you can find one maybe give it a go ;)

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