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  1. Yes I can post a picture, but my camera battery is dead, I have to charge it. It didn't hold the charge last time, so maybe I need a new battery altogether. But I think it will hold a charge long enough to get at least one picture =o) It'll take awhile to charge, I'll post a picture tomorrow hopefully.

    My fish Splash is not as big as yours, and not missing as many scales, but I swear they've not grown back and I've had her a year!


  2. It sounds like your fish is in the beginning stages of dropsy. Do you have a heater for your tank?

    You can try feeding him a shelled pea if you have one. I have never had any luck with dropsy, not even using metro meds, so I'll leave this for someone else.

    Good luck, =o)

    :heart Jessica

  3. I'd say it's a comet.

    I have a comet the EXACT same colour, I got it out of the feeder tank about a year ago, it was missing scales then, and it still is! About 5 or 6 on each side. They are not matte, they are missing lol, so I am very interested in this thread. My water parameters are perfect, and I don't want to highjack the thread, so I'll leave it at that.

    Your fish is really pretty I think =o)


  4. I agree with what Daryl said. I have a big pentagon shaped tank, and I LOVE it! I have a Black Moor and a Lionhead in mine.

    It is a very tall tank, and I can barely reach the bottom standing on the top of my step stool I had to buy LOL! I am barely 5 foot though. Sometimes the fish root up plants, and I don't bother fixing them until tank cleaning day because it's such a bother to get in there. I practically have to go swimming. I have to wear a tank top and get in there up to my shoulders to reach the bottom.....that said, I would buy another in a second ;)


  5. I might be able to talk my husband into taking me there on a road trip ;) I don't drive. I so need my lisence! What am I waiting for :exactly

    I just figured shipping would be easier, then my hubby wouldn't see what kind of $$$$$ I was spending on fish :yeah: He doesn't get goldfish, they all look the same to him I think. I showed him one of Andrews $650 fish (not that I will ever be buying on of those I don't think lol) and he said it was "ugly"!!!! It was a beautiful fish :rofl

    Squeeker, your fish are beautiful!!! I really want to go now. Time to butter up hubby lol lol. Does he have a lot of Ryukins?


  6. How big are these fish? If they are 3" or bigger you can tell from their anal ports. You can tell when they are smaller, but it's tricky if you've never done it before. It's hard for me to even tell on a small fish, and I"ve been looking at fish butts for a long time LOL!!

    Girls have an outie anal port, and males have an innie.

    Also males that are mature and ready to spawn will have breeding spurs, you'll see little white specks on their gill covers and along the leading ray of their pectoral fins.

    No your fish is NOT blind =o) Many calicos have a black eye, it's just a big spot on the eye, I have four calicos with the one and two have two black eyes!

    What kind of calico is it? Is it a fantail, or a shubunkin or what? It could be chasing your other fish because it's a brat, or it could want to spawn.


  7. About getting a fish. I emailed him actually heehee.

    Anyway, he said he'd find out about shipping to my door, usually they ship to the nearest airport, but thats kind of dumb to fly the fish an hours drive away, and then have me drive an hour to get it LOL!! SO I think shipping to my door will not be a problem, I only live 2.5 hours away.

    He also said he could meet me halfway because he goes to that town regularly, so that would be cool!

    He is expecting more thai Ryukins in the spring, which is what I *think* I want, I might have to wait till spring though =o(

    BUT he also is getting albinos from the Tung Hoi Aquarium mwhahahahahahahahah I have never even spent a fraction of what they cost on a fish, but I might have to take the plunge, they are too cool!

    I'll keep you updated =o) Maybe you guys can help me decide when I figure out whether it can be shipped ground to me. I think I might be too impatient to wait till spring.

    :heart Jessica

  8. Sorry, that's not an albino =o(

    It's just a white fish, with red around it's eyes. It was probably red and white, or all red and turned to white, which is why it still has the red around the eyes.

    I'll post you a picture of an albino.

    Albino Oranda

    Trust me, white goldfish and albino's are my passion ;)

    :heart Jessica

  9. I have two Weather Loaches. Why did I get them? Because they are hilarious! They are way funnier than any goldfish I have ever owned, they crack me up 24/7. They are really cool pets, that's why I have them. I have snails because they are neat, I think they look cool, and I like how happy they are when I chuck a piece of cucumber in the tank, they make me happy.

    I'm not sure I understood your original post in the context you meant, it seemed kind of harsh!

    :heart Jessica

  10. You never know with petstore fish =o)

    I bought a blue fantail, that was actually an Oranda. He grew a big high top wen starting the day after I bought him.....

    I bought a fantail that grew into a Ryukin hump and all....

    I bought a Ryukin that was actually a fantail......

    I bought a lionhead that doesn't have a wen yet.....

    I bought a calico oranda that I am pretty sure is actually a fantail.....LOL

    They really do not know what they are talking about usually. I saw a bunch of fancies that were all mislabeled just this weekend when I was looking at fish!

    :heart Jessica

  11. I used to have two goldfish in a bowl :ignore I am just glad that I have the internet, so I figured out pretty quickly that they needed a fish tank! When I first had the fish I didn't even know they made medicine for fish. I thought they just died and you buried them and bought more.....scary!

    Thank doG for Koko's!

    :heart Jessica

  12. I don't have one.

    It's funny though, because a year or two ago, everyone wanted blue or chocolates, and now all I hear about is lemonheads LOL!

    I used to see lemon heads all over the place, but it's like anything else, as soon as you decide to get one, you never see them =oP

    :heart Jessica

  13. They never agree because there is no "perfect" temperature for goldfish as far as I am concerned. As long as the temp does not fluctuate wildly it's not really a problem, most people just have them at room temperature. My tanks are about 76 right now. I have heard a cooler tank will keep blacks blacker though, not sure if there is any truth in that. My blacks never faded because of my temps though.

    In the summer, my tanks are even warmer!


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