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  1. You may have seen my earlier thread about 2 lovely new fish I bought today,a white oranda with lovely finnage and a red/white veiltail. They are currently in quarantine but I am already thinking what beautiful babies they may make,I believe they are both male. So here are a couple of my best girls, a calico ryukin who some of you will have seen before and a metallic ryukin who has lovely finnage. I have a nice orange oranda too who could possibly go with the white male - although her finnage is not so good. I have a few other females who are very different varieties,lionheads,telescopes,bubbleyes etc. but I'm not considering them really. What do you think?
  2. I know,when I asked the guy how much he must've seen my face light up when he told me lol! I'd already said to my husband that they were worth between ?30 - ?50 each,based on other fish I have seen for sale online. I was tempted by one more which was a lovely solid red metallic,not quite as big but still nice (in fact I may go back in a few days for another look).The other 2 were both red/whites but looked a bit battered and one had only one eye.Still probably worth the money but not out and out bargains.
  3. It wasn't just a heater,the guy just said they were swapping to trops so traded them in so they could get the right equipment to get them started. I paid ?14-99 each for them which is an absolute bargain I felt,but they don't usually have larger fancies in,they are a pet shop really with a few ?3-99 littlies usually.So they probably only gave the previous owner a few pounds credit per fish. I don't know whether you can recall I picked up some albinos a while ago quite unexpectedly,that was the same shop.You can go in 100 times and there is nothing worth having then next time just hit the jackpot.
  4. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and today was one of those days. I often spend Sundays browsing shops in the hope of finding something nice but today I scored a hat-trick A customer had converted their tank to tropical and handed in some very nice goldies to swap for a heater etc. So there were 6 decent sized,good quality fish up for grabs - I came home with 3! They look like three little boys to me,hope you like them
  5. Thanks Hidr. I must admit I wasn't sure what to expect because I bought them without seeing them first but I have used this supplier before and he knows his stuff so when he said he had got some in from a good bloodline I took a leap of faith.Later in the year he is hoping to get some calicos in too,fingers crossed.
  6. They're here! OK I was wrong they are definitely not ugly ducklings - they are CUTE!! I ordered 6 and the supplier very kindly sent an extra one free,so I now have the magnificent 7 (or maybe the 7 dwarves) They are in a tub being acclimatised at present so just a few photos for now: Firstly,the very exciting box shot lol Then a couple of babies chosen at random and popped into a tiny tank of 3" x 1" for a quick photo Finally a couple of the whole group in the acclimatisation tub
  7. I'm sitting here waiting impatiently Camera is charged up so I'll post photos soon.
  8. I'll happily take some of my usual rubbish photos tomorrow when they arrive but I am not expecting anything too exciting - my understanding is that the finnage can take some time to develop so these little ones probably will be more ugly duckling than swan at this stage. Watching them grow up will be the fun bit......
  9. I am expecting 6 baby veiltails tomorrow morning They are tiny,between 1/2" and 1" length and are still uncoloured and probably won't look very exciting yet but they are from a good strong bloodline so I'm hopeful they will develop nicely. It's very difficult to get veiltails in the UK these days so I'm quite excited at getting my hands on these babies - are they readily available in the US?
  10. I use an algae magnet,a floating type so if it comes apart in the water it doesn't sink all the way to the bottom
  11. Everyone is doing really well http://www.youtube.c...h?v=hVKGzlpd4KM
  12. They are both very nice fish. As to a name,how about Precious as in precious metals,because they look like they are made of gold and silver
  13. jayne

    Big Tank

    Thanks for all the lovely comments folks. We have calculated the gallonage to just under 600 gallons,that includes the sump of course. I just wish I could take some better shots of it lol
  14. jayne

    Big Tank

    I have an 8' x 3' x 3' tank with an undertank sump for filtration of approx 6' x 2' x 2' so altogether it's quite substantial. It has always been tropical in the past as I had a giant Mbu puffer named Douglas. Sadly Douglas died a while ago and the tank looked a bit empty with just his pals in it - rainbows,angels etc. So the decision was made to rehome the trops into two 4 foot tanks and the giant tank is now a fancy goldfish tank It is very hard to photograph it in one frame but I hope you can see the goldfish 'mansion' on these shots - There are 38 goldies in there btw lol!
  15. He looks great Becs,glad he's settling in well
  16. Thought I'd post a quick update.They are all doing well so far,eating anything and seem to be alert and healthy (crosses fingers) They don't have names although I have been collectively calling them the three blind mice. Thanks for all the positive responses,they are not the best quality specimens,tripod tails,single anals etc. but they are very sweet in their own way They are quite elongated at the moment although they are still tiny less than 2" incl. tail,so it'll be fun trying to fatten them up lol!
  17. Seeing you good thoughts for lots of fertilised eggs Parents to be look stunning.
  18. They were very lethargic in the shop so I was a bit concerned,the shop does not really look after their fish that well and under normal circumstances I wouldn't entertain buying a fish there. But since being placed in the QT tank they have been grubbing around heads down and have had a few frozen bloodworm so hopefully they just needed some decent water and a bit of flow and oxygen The tank has a black background and a very thin sprinkle of black gravel so they really show up well,I'm a bit smitten
  19. I wasn't going to buy any more goldfish for a while,as I am concentrating on the fish I want to breed with at the moment.But some of you will remember that I have wanted an albino fish for a long time so when I was browsing today and came across three little ones in a local shop I just had to bring them home. They were the last three of a large batch that the shop had had in,and to be honest they are not great quality at the moment,but hopefully they'll fill out and blossom in time I have taken a few photos but they are hanging out at the back of the tank so they are mainly bum shots lol! These are the best so far:
  20. She's very pretty,I've never seen anything like that in P @ H, lucky you!
  21. He looks lovely,well done Sarah
  22. jayne


    Lovely little chubby cheeks
  23. We often have second hand tanks etc. in hubbys shop.If you can travel to Dudley to collect I could keep an eye open.What size,price etc did you want?
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