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Oranda Lou

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  1. Haa saying that...my oldest 2 fish were Commons and died at age 12, and funnily enough like those two stories I got them from a Fair ground whenI was little (thankfully now banned)

    They lived a good 2 3rds of their lives in a Bowl (100% water chances daily, no pump, filter ect) until I moved out and took them with me and they both went in to a proper 3ft Tank set up for the rest of it.

    They only died because of an infection and me at the time not being knowledgeable enough to know about it and to have caught it properly in time. And they were beautiful Shiny Orange large Fish.

    I do agree with that it seem that the Commons/Comets are the hardiest of the lot and yeah even with Kristi somewhat that it may even be to do with the better breeding/stronger fish back then.

    Certainly not saying its ok though. Id never keep any Goldies in bowl now I was only little when they were.


  2. Hi.

    Yeah its looking that way..... Its looking a lot more noticeable now. Before you could only see it in a Picture.

    I was going to post some more pictures of him but think I'll keep them and post them all once he has done his change

    Chu and Orey have their own tank now

    (Red Cap, Moor and Calico FT in their own)

    Just two pictures I took yesterday that I like........

    Orey has really pronounced cheek/nose Wen but you cant really see it in the pic.

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    Wish this pic hadnt come out so dark, I do like it.

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  3. I'm a bit 50/50 with my local one.

    The tanks and fish arent really that bad and they close off tanks that have sick fish in and treat them.

    I went in for some Neon Tetras onceand the tank was closed off just because the other breed of Tetras they came in with were unwell,so they were just making sure to speak.

    All bar my Blue Ranchu came from P@H and Iv had no trouble (touch wood)

    BUT could be A LOT more knowledgeable about the fish and tanks though.

    I was in there the other day and herd one of the assistants advising a customer that they only need to have their Tropical tank set up for 3 DAYS!!! b4 adding fish.

    ANY experienced fish keeper, especially Tropical would know that for optimal conditions you add at least a 0 behind that 3 for a proper cycle, you cant even call 3 days a cycle even with added "treatment"


  4. Had them since last Summer, when they were bubbas and not more than an inch

    I must have taken a zillion pictures but the little blighter's don't stop moving about, LoL

    and I only have my 5mp Phone cam at the moment too.

    But you can get the jist....

    Red Cap Oranda

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    I love this Guy

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    This Guy has a un split tail and its wonky too.

    As you can see the one side lays normally but the other side is always held up at over a 90 degree.

    You can just make out the other side in the pic above him.

    Just one of those quite Gene things that can happen.

    And the black blur is my Moor, LoL

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    And then this Guy. Who is a lovely Blue colour but I feel a colour change coming on

    because to look at normally you can just see the very very very slightest tint of dark gold

    up top but you get a pic' of him it really does show through

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    I gave up trying to get a decent picture of my Black Moor, LoL


  5. The oldest Goldfish I had were both 12yrs old.

    I got them from a fair ground as tiny teeny babies When I was young.

    They lived the 1st fare few years of their lives in a generic plastic bowl.

    You can still to this day buy them now :(

    Bit of gravel, no filter or pump, daily 100% cleaning out.

    Until When I got my 3ft tank when I was about 18 they came and lived with me again (moved out when I was 16)

    They had the tank, a couple of inches of gravel and some ornaments/plants. I used an External Filter for that tank and an air pump.

    They both caught an internal infection which I just couldn't get hold of and to be honest I wasn't as experienced and knowledgeable then, and they both died with in months of each other.

    Ok so dont know if its just because its late and I'm tired, LoL, but cant see an edit post button......

    They were both Common Goldfish btw, LoL


  6. The oldest Goldfish I had were both 12yrs old.

    I got them from a fair ground as tiny teeny babies When I was young.

    They lived the 1st fare few years of their lives in a generic plastic bowl.

    You can still to this day buy them now :(

    Bit of gravel, no filter or pump, daily 100% cleaning out.

    Until When I got my 3ft tank when I was about 18 they came and lived with me again (moved out when I was 16)

    They had the tank, a couple of inches of gravel and some ornaments/plants. I used an External Filter for that tank and an air pump.

    They both caught an internal infection which I just couldn't get hold of and to be honest I wasn't as experienced and knowledgeable then, and they both died with in months of each other.


  7. Aww I have a Calico Fantail with a 3 pronged un-split tail and its lob-sided and shorter than normal.

    It is a Genetic thing.

    One side hangs down but the other side is always held up at a 90 degree angle to his body and when he swims he has to wiggle his body a lot more than normal....

    I got him as a little tiny baby so didnt notice it then but to me its apart of him being him and his little character now. :)

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