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  1. Cool pics!! i like the betta setup, and there are some cool bettas in there!
  2. After finding goldfish heaven, I stopped by a smaller store that had some okay stuff (I'll be going back for a black ranchu) I found lil Tilly. She's my first pearlscale and is just perfect! She's platinum white with a pink hue, has blushing cheeks, and solid black lil eyes!! I love her! On top of all that, she is showing early signs of a crown! She's got the blushing cheecks and solid black eyes on both sides: You can see her budding crown in this shot:
  3. So today I was hanging out with a friend of mine. We're both into the aquarium hobby, and we became friends because of our interest in polypteriids. We had lunch at a chinese restaurant, the beef curry ramen was delish! Anyways, I mentioned my interest in goldfish, and while I know he thinks they're too azn, or too girlie, he respects that I'm super into them hahah We decided to hit up some local LFS's around his side of town and we went to one called "KC's aquarium". That place was awesome!!! Outside the main store front they had goldfish in glass aquariums under a large tarp so that there was plenty of greenish water to go around. The selection of fancy goldfish was amazing!!! I saw some butterfly tail demekins, some chocolate orange pom pom orandas, black ranchu, lionheads of all colors (plenty of lemon heads and a few blue calicos!), a super nice veiltail ryukin, black, orange, orange/white bubble eye's, etc... etc... etc..... I can't wait to move the tropicals and go back and stock my 180g with these awesome fish they had!!!
  4. I hate to admit it but I see some cool goldies at wal mart too! Now that I'm keeping them again, I may have to do a rescue. I've never really been into lionheads, but seeing your collection has piqued my interest. I recently got a small orange guy with a yellowish blotch on his side. Thanks for the inspiration Heidi!
  5. The angle of the pic is just right for hiding the barbels, but not to the trained eye. Because the fish is moving (probably quickly) the barbel is level with it's face, rather than hanging down. I've yet to see a comet with all of it's fins long and flowy like a butterfly koi. Notice how the tail fin is almost veiltail in appearance, where as comets have deeply forked tails. The body shape is exactly like koi, not comets.
  6. Yeah looks like he has a lot of potential to be one! Spooks is an awesome lionhead, don't think I've ever seen a lemonhead one!
  7. It's a butterfly koi. I can see a tiny whisker near it's mouth.
  8. hahah yup, I didn't know how to say 'aquarium' so 'pool' had to do. you for got "je suis francophonie" it means "I am a french speaker". Poisson rouge translated literally means 'red fish' but that's how the French refer to goldfish hahah
  9. Cool looking forward to that Daryl as I'm planning to order some soon, but my goldies are all tiny juvies. Don't want them choking on food.
  10. I'm sure he'll forgive you as soon as you feed him... or give you squinty eyes and then a reluctant fishy kiss
  11. hahha I looove that pic of them hiding behind the shell~! Like a pair of sweethearts that need their privacy hahah
  12. I'll help you with a crash course: "J'ai un poisson rouge dans ma piscine, il est tres petite! Je suis francophonie!" Now go take more pics of your cool trio!
  13. one thing you learn when keeping goldifsh is it seems almost anything is possible! I hope it grows a super huge crown for you! It'll still be a hella nice pearlscale without one though
  14. hahah good idea! would be nice to see mr. muggles in all his 'clear' glory!
  15. Oh I see yeah they are, they look like this red/white telescope I just got that has clear skin around it's eyes. They look the same from above. I have a shibby camera too so I feel your pain Heidi :alc
  16. Dude I loooove your lionheads!!! I can see Mr. Muggles huge wen, it's all over his face! Those telescops look tiny, can I have em? hahah uber nice goldies!!
  17. Yeah they have such a cool shape, hah they do look like puppies. Gah, I'm off to bed, I work early tomorrow. Nice meeting you.
  18. Exactly! Goldfish are super peaceful, graceful (well... most species hahah, not sure how 'graceful' a bubble eye is hahah), and I really love the way their traits can be mixed and matched to whatever you're looking for (I saw a telescope with a wen in the photo gallery here!! that's crazy~!) I was surprised that the recommended minimum is 10g per fancy. I thought they all got to 12+" but that was a noob misconception.
  19. Thank you for the kind words BeancurdTurtle! Especially for the welcome. Dream big, live big! I needed a biiig tank for the tropicals, but I kept trading fish, changing setups and getting restless. Goldfish have always been itching in the back of my mind, but Im really really into polypterus, and they would shred goldies apart. I've recently sold most of my polypterus because I moved and thought I'd have to get rid of the tank, but last minute my aunt said she would love to watch over the tank for me. So, now that I have very few polypterus left (only my super favs) they are manageable in a smaller tank, I just have to find a home for my RTGG sadly Thank you Andy! Well, there's tooo many cool strains of goldfish out there, I may even have to setup a second one! Oh, I picked up the tele and the red cap! It's hard to get good pics of them, but I'll keep trying. I told myself I would 'ease into' keeping goldfish again, but looks like I dived into the deep end with full scuba gear :alc
  20. wow! good growth on him! I bet he loves you for it.
  21. I look forward to updating when they've put on a few inches! haha glad to see koko's got some fellow night owls!! I only name my goldfish, the tropicals get traded and I have too many to name them It's running right now haha just not with the goldfish. It still has my bichirs in it, but they're getting bumped to a 75g, and I have to sell or give away my cichlids. Here's a pic of what the goldfish will soon inherit: 6' X 2' X 2'
  22. When I use my API kit everything is fine, but the red sea kit I have has A LOT of fumes. I always get a little light headed when I use that kit; I would never test more than one tank at a time with it.
  23. Must.... fight... temptation.... ah22 give in!!! Or to temporarily satisfy the itch, buy a small 5g or something and setup a betta tank! Though... I suppose you would still have to be cautious and not trip into the world of super high-end betta strains. Some of the halfmoons out there are simply awe-inspiring!!
  24. haha that's exactly what I was thinking when I saw him! I've never seen a moor like him, so I couldn't leave him behind. He'll probably end up fading to all red though. Thank you for the welcome and words of wisdom Fishy! I'm not that great with a camera, but I try haha! The substrate is eco complete because that tank used to be a planted tank, but now it's a QT tank for the goldfish. I was worried about keeping them over it, so I only used a thin layer. I left that side of the tank bare so that when I do water changes, I wont kick up the gravel and possibly get any of the finer particles in their eyes. I've been debating whether or not I should just go bare bottom? Thank you, the first pics with the island background were a 6g I was using to photograph them. The second set of pics (where you can see the eheim filter intake) are in a 20g long QT tank. All the kids will eventually go into my 180g tank that's being converted from tropicals, to goldfish only THank you Chickey! That would be lil Cambria, she only hasthe dark buttom eye on her left side, just like Elisina. The other side is dark with silver outline. btw, that's an awesome celestial in your avatar!! How big is it? Looks huuuge!
  25. Thanks for the welcome Luv! Miranda sends you a wink! Thanks Callie! I looove your telescope!!! I'm going to stop by an LFS in a few minutes to pick up a red/white one I saw yesterday. Not as nice as yours, but they're not too common around here. Think I'll swoop up a red cap while I'm at it Again, thanks for the welcome and nice comments ladies
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