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  1. Great pics! I love the calico oranda, but they're all beautiful.
  2. Both are beautiful fish. I'm a big fan of both blue and calico orandas so I'm quite jealous. Best of luck with them!
  3. Super cute! That's one I'd like to steal.
  4. Thanks for the nice comments everybody. Max is really a "no fuss" fish. He hoovers up all the food that he can get and just swims around minding his own business.
  5. This is MaxFli - Max for short. I took all of these shots this morning except for the first one. It was taken in Feb 2013 right after I got him. As you can see he's gotten quite a bit bigger in the 2+ years that I've had him. I don't know how much he weighed when I got him; he was really small. I'm sure it was under 10 grams. I weighed him about two weeks ago and he weighed 315 grams.
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    My Tanks

    Beautiful tanks and I love the fish! Well done.
  7. Update on a few of these guys. The ryukin with no name I named Telstar. He's now about 6" in length and weighs 268g. Maxfli the pearlscale is still my heaviest fish. He's at 315g now. And Hubble who weighed 9g a little over a year ago weighed 148g this morning!
  8. I've always had a soft spot for Orandas. I bought these two guys at the local PetsMart about a month ago. I haven't had a chocolate Oranda in at least ten years and I thought the orange one had really nice body shape and finnage. The goal here is to raise these two hoping at least one is female and then breed them with my calico telescope.
  9. Thanks. I'm not too happy with those pictures. I'm trying something different and it's not working like I want it too. On the plus side, they are fairly sharp and the color is good so it's not all bad. The fish (haven't named it/don't know the sex yet) is right at three inches body length. About five nose to tail.
  10. The babies are about seven weeks old now, I thought I'd post a few pics. They seem to be doing great; they're growing nicely. They are getting Hikari baby pellets exclusively now. I can't wait for these guys to get big!
  11. Plus one more of Hubble. This isn't a good photo but it is a good representation of how he really looks color-wise. I thought in the pictures above his coloring looks washed out.
  12. Hubble's babies... seven weeks old. I've got a thread about this year's spawning over in the breeding section but I thought some of you might like to see them here too.
  13. Both parents are shubunkins that I got a couple of years ago at PetsMart. I'll try to post a pic of the parents if I can find a decent one. Out of last years spawn there were calicos, mattes and mettallics which is what I thought was normal for offspring of two calico fish. Is that not right? One interesting thing I noticed was that all the metallic ones turned out wild colored. No orange ones at all.
  14. Thanks to all of you for the nice comments.
  15. HaHa, good point. Both parents are shubunkins so I've been calling all the babies shubunkins whether they were calico or not.
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