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  1. Callisto looks more like a British style fantail to me: http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/goldfish/fantail/fantail.htm I don't really think Callisto or her lil neigh dos look much like wakins but her lil neighbors look a bit closer with their tail set https://thegoldfishcouncil.org/wakin/ Do you know what standards the Atlanta show are judged against? We're going to a show put out by The Goldfish Council in Richmond VA today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You're going to want to start culling soon for "drooping" tail shoulders. You want to see strong tails that don't look collapsed otherwise the fish will struggle to swim later. Also $20 is for USPS priority which takes 2-3 days to arrive depending on where the seller and buyer are in relation to each other. The standard $50-75 shipping a lot of fish vendors use is for FedEx overnight shipping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Interesting. I was going to do it this way, but got a word of caution from another breeder that this could damage tails on such young fry. Sounds like you haven't experienced this issue with netting them everyday once they're a few weeks old? Mine may be smaller than average too since this is my first time raising fry. When I got them, I estimated them to be about a week old. This weekend they will be ~3 weeks old and they're only ~1/2 inch. Yeah we haven't tried doing it on itty bitties. If things are looking foul too soon I did once hand scoop out with a coffee cup about a third of the water to buy us a few more days. The things you'll do for some fish.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. We do water changes by netting out babies into a bowl of the water they were in (usually go ahead and cull at that point) then replace 100% of the water in the tub then net the fry back in. Thus we usually don't do big water changes until they're about 2 weeks old. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks! This guy actually lives in a tub outside so I'm sure the pea soup colored green water and sunlight has helped the color. We actually have good experience improving the coloring of indoor goldfish using UVB turtle lamps (which mimic sunlight) and have a video about it in terms of some black telescopes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. We also have a single tail yellow tele from DO. He's quite the lil weirdo and so fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Next time add a pinch of baking soda as well as leaving the lamp going all day and night. For an upgraded container we raise most of our telescopes to juveniles in 20 gallon cement mixing tubs. http://m.homedepot.com/p/Plasgad-Black-Large-Concrete-Mixing-Tub-887102C/205451585 They take up a decent amount of floor space but for $12 it's great because it's a lot of surface area to move around in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The Goldfish Council shows are not only a great place to see goldfish of all types but also to buy goldfish direct from breeders. I got some really awesome juvenile broadtail telescopes last year 6 fish for $5 total! The same fish can be bought direct from the breeder for $10 a piece plus shipping. So if you don't have fish to show it'll still be a great opportunity to really enjoy the goldfish fancy. My partner Chris and I will actually be doing a one hour seminar on how we got started breeding. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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