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Yikes! We have BUBBLES!



So I had completely decided on a new fish: a lovely calico butterfly telescope with fantastic oversized eyes. When I went to pick him up, though, I kept getting pulled as if by a magnet to the bubble eye tank, and came home with one of them too. Oops!

This is the first time I've ever had a bubble eye, and I've been keeping goldfish since the late 1980s. I think it's probably the only commonly-available variety I've never kept before. I've had ranchus, orandas, fantails, ryukins, teles, pearlscales, and even commons and comets. But never a bubble eye.

Why? Because I've always been convinced their sacs would deflate on me within 5 minutes of arriving home.

So now I'm running to the tank every few seconds, it seems, terrified that I'll find the new guy's bubbles in tatters. I thought fish keeping was supposed to be a relaxing hobby?

I do have gravel, which I've read isn't ideal for BEs. I'm minimizing the tank decor, though, and pulling out a couple beloved pieces in the interest of eye sac safety. I put a sponge on the filter intake too. So I've got my fingers crossed that this will work out OK.

He's so adorable I can hardly stand it:


Those ridiculous bubbles just slay me.


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Oh my he looks like quite the character! :) lol My LFS keep their bubble eyes in tanks with gravel and i have never spotted one that was damaged, so i think it might be fine. i dont know about your tiki's though i read your other blogs and your tiki ornament may be too sharp, unless you have already pulled it out. I hope you post some pics of your whole tank, would love to see it

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