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The Fish Lady

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  1. When I got her in December, I immediately noticed the issue, but since then it has gotten worse. Today she was struggling to turn over so I removed her from the tank. Here is a link to a video: https://s.amsu.ng/Iw05QWYqE9yN Any suggestions?
  2. Be on the lookout for eggs! I got one of my female butterfly telescope in January, since then my male has been chasing her! He leaves the other two females alone, he only wants her. They have already given me some babies
  3. Wow 10 years old!? I hope my goldfish live as long. Wouldnt the external factors affect all of them? I think the deformities could have also been from when I transfered them to the tank? Not too sure and I will probably never know.
  4. I am glad I am not alone! I had a lot of fry with crooked spines. I am not sure if they were born that way, or something happened? Another one of my theories is that it happened because their parents are still young? I am not sure. I then had two with bladder issues... Wow 8 years? Do you still have him? That sounds fun! I will check it out My grandmother taught me a few things, I can understand most of it.
  5. Thank you! When I first counted my fry, I thought I only had 50, but then I culled a bunch, did a recount, and still had 50! So who knows how many I really had. How do you cull your fry? I have a few that probably need to go, but they are getting bigger... When they were really small I was placing them back in the tank with the other goldfish... My family is from Abruzzo and Calabria.
  6. I know they aren't perfect (I've gotten comments about their tails), but I still love these little guys. They are from the first spawn between my pair and I have never done this before, so I think I did ok How many do you have? I have considered getting a pond or little pool for my other fry (the ones I should probably cull, but I can't bring myself to do it). My father's side of the family is from Italy, I hope to go one day. Here in California we are supposed to remain at home, we should only leave for "essentials." Luckily, I have most of what I need. There are pet stores that allow pick up or delivery.
  7. How are your babies doing? Here is an updated pic of some of my fry:
  8. My fry are now 7 weeks. Here are some updated pics :)
  9. Thank you! I actually had them in a 10 gallon and had to cull the majority (a lot of spine deformities), then moved them to the 20 gallon they are in now. I know that is still not big enough, so to compensate, I am doing a daily water change. I only have one pair that are spawning, but they have already had three batches of fry. The 35 fry I have now are the first group, I only found one fry in the tank from the second spawning, and 5 from the third. I only used a spawning mop the first time, so Im sure the eggs from the second and third either got eaten or sucked up by the filter. Good luck with all your babies!
  10. I'm sorry I thought I included that! They are 1 month old. 3-2-20. How many fry do you have? How many gallons is your tank? I just found 5 new fry in my goldfish tank...
  11. I have 35 butterfly telescope goldfish fry. They all range in size, some with much bigger bellies than others. The largest are about an inch (including tail) and have a full belly. The smallest are about 3/4" but do not have much of a belly. Are they around the size they should be at this age? I haven't found much about this online, so if you have any information or a source I would love to know about it Here is one of my little fatties <3
  12. Thanks Mikroll. Yeah I knew a 10 gallon wasn't going to be good enough for too long.... I currently have a 45 gallon with 4 butterfly telescope (the parents and two other females), a 45 gallon with tropical community fish, and a 20 gallon with waaaaay too many danio fry, but I guess I will need another tank!
  13. My butterfly telescope goldfish fry are about 2.5 weeks old. I have about 40 ish, not sure, it is difficult to count them. They are in a 10 gallon tank and I am doing frequent water changes, but I wanted to know how many of them I can raise successfully in this size tank.
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