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Everything posted by FishyMandy

  1. They definitely look well loved!
  2. The new tank looks great! I picked these guys up off someone on next-door. They had outgrown their tank. They said their son had wanted fish but they didn't realise how big they got. They are quarantining in my old small pond that I no longer have running full time, and will eventually go into the big pond. I'm sure they will love it. The tank they were in was probably only about 30 litres or so. They already love the small pond which is about 600litres. The big pond is 1500 litres so will be paradise for them.
  3. I hope the new one does better! It sucks to pay a lot of money and get sick fish. I paid a lot for two nice looking orandas, one completely pineconed and died within 2 weeks and the other ended up with issues that lead to a 5 month long QT!
  4. I think it's just because they love to eat though some fish do seem to prefer some foods over others
  5. I find my fish do better in an overstocked pond than an overstocked tank. I don't know if the natural sunlight, bugs, algae etc have anything to do with it. But until last year when some mystery disease killed 3/4 of my pondies I didn't have any big problems with my them even when overstocked. Strangely enough all but one of the survivors were fish that were born here. Most of them hatched in the pond. So maybe that was something to do with it too, but I did lose a lot of the fish that were born here as well.
  6. Some quick phone photos of my pondies. Computer problems make it hard to upload nicer photos from my computer at the moment. Water is very green but they like it. Everyone except for Herbie (Comet covered with tumors) and Arty (Colourful Shubunkin) were born here
  7. You don't need to be sorry! It's expensive to send stuff outside of Australia now too, even within Aus is crazy
  8. Congrats Acro! I wanted to enter but shipping is too expensive for me and I wouldn't expect anyone else to cover it so I sat out lol
  9. I love how goofy they are when looking for food
  10. Me too, the wonky ones tend to be my favourites!
  11. Yea, I've had ryukins that looks more like fantails but produced nice ryukin looking babies too. But honestly don't care about labels/pet quality/show quality etc. I just look for something that attracts me. I'm never going to show my fish or anything, they are just for me to enjoy 🥰
  12. I definitely have a lot of experience with fish with swimming issues so I'm sure we will be able to work out anything that comes up The Nymph label made me laugh lol, I knew Jeff was Ryukin but was debating between fantail and Ryukin for Gemmy.
  13. I went to a LFS that I've never been to yesterday. It was a tiny little shop, but clean and tidy. They had a bunch of goldies labelled as nymphs, they aren't nymphs. But it honestly doesn't bother me what they are called Their goldfish section was quite small, most if it was saltwater and tropicals. But i did leave with these two calico "nymphs" (Lol). My friends 6 year old son named them, so they are named Gemmy and Jeff. Jeff makes me laugh so much. Such a random name for a fish. I love it. Gemmys photo is blurry, photos were taken at the shop. I'll get better photos sometime soon! Its a bit hard in the QT tub.
  14. that sounds like a great idea!
  15. haha I think he has a good start on it!
  16. Yea! They are teeny at the moment so I'm excited to see how they grow and develop! There were better examples of bristols in the tank but these were the ones that grabbed me. heres a few other pics from around the store
  17. Yea they were labelled as bristol shubunkins but yea
  18. These two snuck home from the fish shop with me
  19. Glad you got them into the new place! I lost my black moor Nymph Muddle today, he had a few issues lately and this morning I found him just drifting around in a C shape with his fins looking all shredded (He looked fine and was acting fine last night) so i decided it was best to let him go
  20. Hey! Its good to see you xx When I had a tank in my bedroom, the first morning I woke up after moving the fish into there one of them was staring right at me. I'm sure he was wondering why I was just laying there and not moving around and feeding them 🤣
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