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  1. I think the only thing I would be careful about is making arches in your setup. If the arch winds up not being wide enough when the bubbles grow, then they could get stuck. Judging by a few recent bubble eye videos I watched on YouTube and your awesome keeping skills... you could have a fish as wide as it is long! :o

    This is something I have indeed been keeping in mind! I'm going to be making sure everything is safe, don't you worry.

  2. Hahah yup I shall certainly give it a go!! I don't expect it to go perfectly and I do expect it to get tricky when the fish are added. If all else fails I can move the fish out and get some more suitable ADA fish ;D

    I have a few months to research plants and layouts while I wait for money to happen.

  3. Hi guys.

    I've got this grand idea to start an aquascape in my 40gal for 2 bubble eyes. Somehow it's got into my head that because bubble eyes are a bit handicapped, they're not going to be as destructive as an oranda or ryu. If someone could let me know if that is the case or not, I would be most grateful.

    Obviously I'm going to be limited with the hard materials I can use, but was thinking something like this where everything has plants for padding. ;Do8p9.jpg

  4. Redcap died today, and the moor and orange fan don't look that good. 3 hours after a water change and start of round 4 prazi + salt, doubt that's a coincidence. QT is going on hold and tank's getting multiple fish-less water changes. Seriously pissed off and wondering why I even bothered. x____X

  5. Thanks guys!!!

    The tails on your fish man. THE TAILS! Also I'm very jealous you were able to dig your pond into the ground, it looks lovely. :heart

    I love me some long flowing tail ;D

    Thanks! It took me several weeks and much messing around to get it sitting well, and it's still wonky :P

    Why can't you put yours in?

    You shall send Fili to me, thank you very much.


    They all look incredible! How many gallons does that pond hold? It looks quite big!

    Hahahaa he's a bit of a bossy britches, that okay?

    It's 200 gal, so not too big really.

    Really nice! What's your pond container and where did you get it?

    It's a local made brandless product from a town just 30mins away. I found it on trademe (like craigslist). Very helpful, I know.

  6. Tiny baby Lucifer! Whom I bought on a whim from the LFS hoping he'd be a comet. No such luck. Still a cutie! And it'll be nice to have a common to see how giant they really get.




    Henry!! I was a little anxious putting Henry out as she's pretty (for lack of a better word) dumb, and I could see her getting into trouble. But no, she's doing just fine. <3





    Ghost. Grew too fast to stay inside any longer. :P As it turns out though she loves pond life, all that algae to eat! Omnomnom

    She has the coolest tail ever. Sadly couldn't get a clear photo, but the top 2 lobes on her tail have crossed and fused, then twisted so she has both a comet tail and a fan tail.





    And last but not least, the baby! I didn't know my fish had even spawned til I saw this little flash of white one day. I have no idea who the parents are, though my guess would be one of the chus and maybe Fili?? I would have guessed Ghost, but she wasn't out til later. It still amazes me that of all the fry that there might have been, the one the survives has a perfect split tail...





    And that's everyone!! Thank you, VERY MUCH, for looking. :D

  7. Where to even begin...

    I've been away from Koko's for a while after losing my orandas, been focusing on my birds and ducks instead. But I'm back now, so this is just a general update for all my current fish, excluding the new babies

    I don't know whether to include the before&after / growth etc here or on a new thread... D;

    I only have one inside tank running at the moment, which is my 200L/40gal. Only two fish in there at the moment - Tywin the veiltail and Ben the black moor. Unfortunately I have a stubborn green dot algae issue and can't take in-tank photos just at the moment... The fish weren't happy about the little tank I had to put them in.









    The rest of my fish live in my 750L/200gal pond, which is doing very well now it's got itself probably established. Hoping to get a waterfall or fountain set up for the opposite side to the filter, as well as a few marginal plants for more nitrate control. When I have money and time that is.

    So we have, my ranchu Sei and Minke, Sam and Dean's baby Damon (oranda), Fili the shub, Ghost the fantail/comet mess, Arry the pearlscale, Luci the common, Henry the blue tele, and a little mystery fantailed baby who has no name.


    First off, Damon. I am SO so glad I kept HER (!!), especially since her parents are gone now. She's super cute and has Dean's amazing tail. <3





    Minke. She's doing really well. and I'm very happy with how she's turning out. Finally getting a wen ;D




    Sei. It was touch and go for a while there - she didn't seem to like tank life very much, but she's thriving in the pond :D




    Arry is the most recent fish to go out to the pond. After the initial settling down period, she seems to be doing just fine.




    Fili! When I bought Fili and the the rest of his group, I didn't actually want any shubs and before they arrived was even considering euthing them! D; But luckily I fell in love with him as soon as I opened the box, and here we are today. He grew a wen, really really cute. <3





    I'll continue with the rest in a new post :D

  8. Might have noticed I vanished for a while there, this would be why.

    My beautiful oranda Doc passed away last year despite our best efforts. A week after, I lost Jack to the same thing.

    A few months later my gorgeous girl Sammy went the same way, and just last week, Dean went to join them. ))):

    I suspect that whatever the incurable issue that had been causing them all to bottom sit 24/7 for the last 2 years finally caught up to them. Rest in peace my beautiful babies, we had a great three years. Miss you all. <3

    Captain Jack Harkness



    The Doctor


    Baby Jack, Doc, and Castiel from their auction listing.


    Dean (aka the Dean Bean). I am so going to miss that tail...



    Sam (aka Sammy Whale).



    And a mention of course must be made for poor little Pod, who passed away some time after Jack. Poor special creature had a deformed mouth and a missing pectoral. He did very well considering <3.


  9. That would be sooooo fun to get that many new fish at once! What a gorgeous bunch! I love the variety of breeds and colors! :clapping:

    Makes it a bit of a mission finding names for everyone. ;D But yes it's super fun!

    Yay! New fishies :wub:


    Your pics are great :) I live the shubunkins! :)

    Thanks, haha. I love em too. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

    They are all soooo adorable! :D:heart


    Lovely fish, Shu. :D

    Will they be going in the pond?

    Thanks! The shubs and fans will be going straight out to the pond after QT and the orandas and moor are staying inside for a while at least. :)))

    Me want! Me want! Me want! Beautiful fishies!

    They're miiiiineeee, you can't have em ;P

  10. They are so cute!! :heart

    Yes they really are :DDD <3

    What fun to get to unpack that box!!!!

    It was! I was tearing into it in the car ride home, which was tricky since the packer had used huge amounts of tape.

    What an adorable group of little fish. Congratulations, I'm jealous. :P

    Thanks very much~! :D

    Awww! They're adorable! They're so teeny now but before long I bet they'll be little monsters :teehee

    Tell me about it. The tiny babies I got last year are huuugeee already.

    Very cute little guys! :)

    Thanking you!

  11. Oh my gosh so many cuties!! I love the white or and a and the coppery fantail!! Congrats on the new cuties :)

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    Thanks!! Fan aren't my favourites, but they're still super cute!

    Awww, they're so teeny and cute! Love the redcap and the moor. :heart

    I knowwww right. Me too ;DD

    Nice. Wish my pictures were that crappy. lol

    Lmao xDD

    Cuties all!

    Yes indeed! Thanks :D

  12. Hiya guysssss~! <3

    I have a few photo loaded threads to make over the next few days, but thought I'd start off by introducing my new fishies which arrived on the 26th of March.

    These chappies came from the same breeder that my last group came from, all of which are happy and growing well. Mostly I was looking for a white oranda to complete my tank, but who could resist 2 shubs, 2 fans, 2 oranda and a black moor for the same price as one oranda would be at the LFS??



    Waiting to be weighed and measured 8D

    Aren't they just adorable?







    This guy is just beautiful, the photos don't do him justice at all:



    I think both these guys have great potential for massive wens, yay! ;D


    Aaaand here's the little guy I really wanted. His cap is near perfect, and he has red lipstick ;DDD

    My friend named him Cupid, and it will probably stick.


    And the moor. :3


    Besides Cupid, they don't have names yet. I suspect they'll end up with Hobbit or Game of Throne names, hah.

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