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  1. I got a gift card from my parents to our awesome local fish store, and I couldn't resist this lion head. Here is Jelly
  2. So last Saturday I got 2 new goldfish from Pets@Home and they have been in a small 15 or so litre quarantine tank ever since and I can't let you guys not have pics so here they are (I wasn't gonna get them but those 2 picked me ) Red and white oranda: My favourite pic:
  3. Hi guys, So as some of you know I got two new fish a couple of weeks ago, an oranda and a ranchu. They were in a qt tub for just over a week at 0.3% salt. Whilst they were in there I noticed some white poo and one SUPER long white and grey and orange poo. Here it is: A few days ago I put them in the main tank to do their worming treatment in there, as it was empty anyway so I wasn't endangering other fish, and the qt was uncycled so couldn't really have done Kusuri and left them for 4 days without a water change. Anyway they were super happy to be in the big tank with all that swimming space I started Kusuri treatment the next day and also started a course of Melafix, rather than salt, and they have been fine. However I continued to see white poo and the other day I saw another super long poo, all white: I initially thought it was the oranda doing these crazy poos, but I now think it's the ranchu. I've seen the oranda doing normal colour poos, and today I've been watching them and have seen the ranchu doing white ones: I have been feeding Tetra 'Gold' sinking pellets while I've been waiting for my Repashy order, so for the past couple of weeks they've been having those and a few peas here and there. Today my order came so I've just fed them some Reapashy Soilent Green and they loved it (although they would probably love anything remotely edible ). Both fish are super active and eating well - the oranda is a breeding male (lots of breeding stars), so he is probably a bit more active than the ranchu. He does chase the ranchu a little bit, but the ranchu knows how to stand his/her ground so I don't think its going to be a problem! I put this giant white poo problem this down to stress and poor diet, and many of you agreed, and I'm hoping that's true, I just wanted to start a D&D thread to make sure I'm doing the right thing. I am concerned that it could be something more sinister and I could be dealing with an internal bacterial infection. I don't want to lose another fish so soon, so all of your expertise and advice is always appreciated. Here's the form, I've filled it out for the main tank, which they're in now: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Don't know, will test later* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test Kit (drops) * Water temperature? 25-26 degrees celsius at the moment. Warmer than I would like it but its quite hot here at the moment (yes, England does have nice weather sometimes ) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 220l/60 US gallons. Running since February. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval FX6. Circulates and filters 3500 liters (925 US gallons) of water an hour * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% once a week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 100% wc before I took them out of qt and put them in the main tank, so that was on Tuesday, so about 4 days ago * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API Stresscoat (dechlorinator + aloe vera) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Was feeding Tetra 'Gold' Goldfish Sinking Pellets and peas. But just started feeding Repashy soilent green today. * Any new fish added to the tank? Err yes, these two * Any medications added to the tank? They were at 0.3% salt for just over a week in qt. Dosed Kusuri in main tank on Thursday, and have been dosing melafix each evening since. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. As above. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Just white poo and super long poo, as described above. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, really active and eating well
  4. Hiya guysssss~! <3 I have a few photo loaded threads to make over the next few days, but thought I'd start off by introducing my new fishies which arrived on the 26th of March. These chappies came from the same breeder that my last group came from, all of which are happy and growing well. Mostly I was looking for a white oranda to complete my tank, but who could resist 2 shubs, 2 fans, 2 oranda and a black moor for the same price as one oranda would be at the LFS?? Floating~ Waiting to be weighed and measured 8D Aren't they just adorable? Fantails: Shubunkins: This guy is just beautiful, the photos don't do him justice at all: Oranda: I think both these guys have great potential for massive wens, yay! ;D Aaaand here's the little guy I really wanted. His cap is near perfect, and he has red lipstick ;DDD My friend named him Cupid, and it will probably stick. And the moor. :3 Besides Cupid, they don't have names yet. I suspect they'll end up with Hobbit or Game of Throne names, hah.
  5. Hey everybody, I've acquired a new tank as the one I've got isn't big enough to keep my comet goldfish. The new one I've got is 14 Gallons (about 50 Litres) is there any other small fish I could add as well as my comet GF?? He's only about 3" and had him for about 8 months. Thanks, Graeme
  6. So, as some of you know I recently had a moment of weak-will this past weekend and impulse bought one of Ken's 'scratch and dent' orandas ..... With the newbie coming in the mail tomorrow I've been busy making preparations- setting up the 20 gallon QT rubbermaid bin, sorting out heaters, fitlers, and food etc; All with Mochi watching me and doing his excited wiggly- pay attention and feed me dance ! He is just so darn cute Soon I am going to be the proud mama of two of the most darling orandas in all of New Jersey Some pics of the big-brother to be: "hrmmmmmm I dunno how I feel about getting an impromptu sibling...." "mom, you're still gonna love me the most right?" "I'm not gonna have to share my giant algae wall....am I?" "I'm too speedy for the camera ! " Gahhhh I can't get over how much little guy has grown in just two and a half months !! I can't wait to show his 3 month update because he really does look like an entirely different fish I am so proud of him and could not be happier A a big thankyou to everyone here at kokos for helping me keep him happy, healthy, and thriving oh....and a sneak-peak of the newbie they are certainly going to be quite the pair !
  7. Hi guys…I hope you are all well. I’ve not posted for a while due to my new found passion of guitar lessons taking up most of my time and finances, along with my normal and loved routine tank maintenance. It’s been a few weeks now, but back in February I sadly lost one of the “Odd Couple”….the fantail Shubunkin (See image below). He has now been added to the fishy graveyard plot, part of our rear garden flower-bed, along with “The Pink Lady” and “Gentle Wen” to name a few. I debated what to do, should I get a new mate for “Nelson” the one eyed fantail, or just abandon the cold-water aspect of the tank, and set up a new tropical community? I decided to place Nelson in with the other three established guys (The Codfather, Marty, and Rocky) in the kitchen tank, but leave “Mick Jagger” the Chinese sucker in the second tank until I made a decision regarding new stock. I introduced all these fish in my article….http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/106352-my-fishy-family/ I decided to re-incarnate my passion of many years ago for the tropical varieties, less work in the long run. Since then I have bought new heaters and re-stocked the tank with some new inhabitants, namely… 12 Neon Tetra’s. 6 Harlequins. 2 Dwarf Red Gourami’s. 2 Dwarf Powder Blue Gourami’s. 6 Platy’s. 3 Panda Corydora’s. 3 Five Stripped Barb’s. I know what a lot of you will say, but I kept the Chinese sucker (Mick Jagger) in with them also……I don’t know if it is the higher temperature (I keep it a constant 80 degrees (80 °F = 26,7 °C)), or the fact that none of the new family are considered a threat, but I never see him during the day. He shuts himself away in his ornamental ship, coming out only at night. In the two months since I started the new community, I have not lost a single fish (Touching wood), and without wishing to tempt fate, all seems well at the moment. Here is the new tank…. In the several weeks since the set-up I have also had some new arrivals…..Platy fry, about 6 of them. I managed to capture one on film…. Here is Nelson in with the “Wild Bunch”… I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress, and status of the new community soon…..
  8. Alright, So basically what I want to do is get new fish. I was thinking about making my aquarium a freshwater tropical, although i'm not certain at this point. I was wondering on what I should do? Should I bring them back? Should I keep them and just get more? If I do that then I will have to get a bigger tank and I can't do that. Help!
  9. Hi all Just wanted to give an update on day two of Mochi's quarantine ! I was able to go out today and buy him a heater, so it is slowly bringing up the temperature of his rubbermaid to an acceptable level lol And with the slowly warming water, he seems to be much more active- which is awesome I also started him on his salt regiment.... we are currently at .01% kosher salt concentration Hoping to eventually bring that up to .03% after two more 12 hour intervals..... I also overnighted prazipro so he should be started on that tomorrow ! .....not sure if this is the right board to post this on, but it is titled 'quarantine'....so it seemed apropriate? eeeeeep I am a bit of a nervous fish mom- although i did finally see the little fishkin eat some hikari pellets so that's good ( i've been leaving them in the tank for only 10 min periods and today he finally ate them lol )......
  10. Test Results for the Following:* Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 68 degrees F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 15 gallon rubbermaid tub, 5 days * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? marineland 100 gph * How often do you change the water and how much? 90% w/c daily * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 90% two hours ago * How many fish in the tank and their size? one 1.2 inch oranda * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? saki hikari pellets once a day * Any new fish added to the tank? just the one * Any medications added to the tank? .3% salt concentration * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. .....just the current salt treatment * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?at first i thought his fins were frayed, but upon closer examination he is just so white/see-through that it looks like his fins are frayed.... his belly looks swollen to me also, i can't tell if he has ich, or if it was just dust on the outside of the bowl i put him in to take pictures? however, he has been having normal and healthy looking poops....and i would think the salt would have destroyed any ich...by now? this is day 4 of salt.... ***also, he was much darker in color when i brought him home....and has quite literally 'turned white' since being with me....is that bad? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? he's pretty active, and has been eating like a hoover...
  11. Hey all ! So I am ashamed to say that upon my visit to my lfs yesterday (Pet Shanty on route 22, for my fellow New Jersians ).... I made a bit of an impulsive decision .....After picking up some extra filter media for my cycling 20 gallon, I wandered over to the goldfish section. Now, I usually avoid doing this as this particular pet store always has GORGEOUS goldies, and I am a weak willed individual when it comes to self control lol Anyways, a super tiny lavender and yellow oranda caught my eye. I pointed him out to my boyfriend, who immediately responded with; You should totally get him! He's only like...what? 4 dollars? Of course, that was the only convincing I needed to quickly call over a sales associate to snatch him and bag him for me.... I know I may have jumped the gun on this one, but I figure I would have wanted to quarantine him anyways right? And he's probably much happier in the spacious 15 gallon rubbermaid than his previous overstocked petstore conditions.....right? Anywho, I spent most of yesterday running about my house like a crazy person in order to put together a makeshift QT environment lol He's got a cycled filter from my beta tank and an airstone..... planning on doing 80% water changes every day until his quarantine period is over. I was hoping to pick up some prazi pro, but the pet store didn't have any (i will be overnighting some from amazon hopefully...) Also, because he is in a rubbermaid.... I didn't put a heater in with him, so the water dropped to 60 degrees last night Does anyone have any experience using heaters in food safe plastic bins? I was afraid it would melt the plastic... He seems a bit sluggish today but I think that's due to the cold water.... Anyways, I snapped some shots of the little cutie Introducing Mochi !!! .....I named him due to his likeness to the yummy asian desert setting up his QT tub..... the little boogle is just over an inch long !!! (soooo tinyyyy :heart ) With the makings of some beautiful finnage if i do say so myself
  12. Given some recent debates elsewhere in the forum, I thought I would start a thread here, to start another discussion on QT and QT practices. We have had a lot of threads on this, but because the topic is of great importance, it's worth bringing up periodically. 1. There are two types of QTing: for new fish and for sick fish. - For new fish, the fish is placed in QT for numerous reasons: a) to give yourself time to observe the fish, b) to give the fish time to de-stress and familiarize itself with the new environment c) for you to do any necessary/appropriate treatments, such as flukes, other external parasites and de-worming - For sick fish, the fish is placed in QT: a) to prevent/minimize spread of disease to other fish in your main tank b) to prevent bullying of the sick fish by healthy fish c) to isolate and treat only the sick fish (healthy fish do not need to be exposed to meds unnecessarily) d) to save on costs of treatment. QT tanks only need to be 10 gallons in most cases. e) to better monitor sick fish's behavior and other things such as poop - Note: new fish can/do become sick fish, and for that, all the reasons why we QT sick also apply to new fish 2. Vets recommend that QTing is necessary (for the reasons presented above, but not just those), and the time recommended is 60-90 days. KGF mods recommend 4-6 weeks. Why such a long time for QT? - preventative treatments can take a while to finish, such as that of praziquantel for de-worming and flukes treatment. - illnesses sometimes take a while to manifest. This is the case with ich, anchor worm, and other intestinal worms. 3. Why treat at all? - it's almost a given that flukes is a fact of life for goldfish. It's virtually impossible to eradicate them, and the goal is to keep numbers always low. 4. What should I treat with? - salt and praziquantel for de-worming and to deal with external parasites. You should NEVER treat for bacteria or fungi, unless you see actual evidence of infections. 5. My LFS/breeder is very stringent. Why do I have to QT? - unless you know specifically how the fish are kept and/or treated, you actually don't know. I bought fish once where the supplier laced his water with copper but did not tell the buyers. When I got the fish, they develop ich two weeks later in QT, because copper is no longer there to suppress the parasites. - if your fish are shipped, then all bets are off. The stress of shipping can suppress the fish's immune system and cause subclinical infections to become clinical disease. - it's worth being cautious. While many times you are probably OK, but it is never worth contaminating your main tank, and cause diseases or deaths there. This has happened, and happened too frequently, unfortunately.
  13. Here's my new shubunkin , well new to the forum http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=22AFdqvfp3A name suggestions please he is 20 grams 5 inches , and helped me find out that Fred is actually a girl
  14. I'm having a little issue in regards to finding the right fish to add to my tank. I got two new fish the other day, I find they are really aggressive always picking at my old gold fish bellies and tails. Is there a specific way I should pick my fish, if I have older fish do I need to purchase older fish so they aren’t so hyper and freaking out my old friends?
  15. Where do I begin? I really wanted a ranchu and had asked jmetzger (Jared) at one point where he got his gorgeous fish in his signature and avatar. He said he has a couple of fantastic local fish stores near him and said he'd keep his eye out for a nice ranchu for me. A month or two went by and I kinda forgot about it, thinking I'd have an all ryukin and fantail tank . . . as usual. Then about 3 weeks ago, I came home to a thread in the subbies section "Oh Lisa . . . Look What I Found For You". He had found an adorable ranchu and brought it home. and I was fully stocked AND we were heading on vacation for about 10 days about 5 days from when he picked up the fish. I saw the pics and of course I wanted him, despite the fact I'd either need to upgrade or set up a tank of his own for the new fish. Not to mention I wouldn't be home for a while to care for a new fish. Jared graciously offered to keep him until I could go get the fish from him. He even QTed him for me! I was really hoping to drive to Chicago and pick up the fish but, unfortunately, it didn't work out. (I'm very disappointed and have warned Jared I'm hunting him down next time we are in Chicago!! ) Soooooooooooooo, Jared shipped the fish to me yesterday and he arrived this morning! He is even cuter in person! We named him Waddles, as the title says, cuz he waddles through the water. I've had him about 3 hours and he has already perked up and is swimming waddling around the tank like he's been here for weeks. So now the pics!! I was literally shaking when I saw the UPS truck. This was the first time I have gotten a fish through the mail. Riley had to check out her new competition. She approves. Floating in the bag while I confirmed what my next move should be (thanks Alex and Jared). Hi! I'm Waddles. I love his tail! Sorry. Not the best pics but I don't know how to upload pics using the "good" camera and my husband is out of town again. I wanted to share Waddles with you!! A HUGE thank you to Jared, not only for picking out the most fabulous fish I've ever had (Shhh, don't tell the others) but also for taking such excellent, excellent care of him until I was home. And for all the pics and videos along the way. Thank you.
  16. Hi All, I am interested in starting a tank with Black Moors. I have only ever kept comets and commons. I have a soon to be empty 39 gallon tank and am planning on stocking it with two moors. I want to be very prepared with a cycled tank and the quarintine process and I want to ensure that I buy healthy fish. I was at Pet***rt and a few other fish stores and have been lurking at the black moor tanks. They seem to have great personalities! For some reason the chain store seems to have the healthiest looking fish. All the rest I detected varios illnesses in thier fancy goldie tanks (one was so aweful I amost cried over the poor sick goldies.) I was wondering if anyone had advice on what is better, buying the very small size moors or the medium size moors. I think with the older fish it is a bit easier to tell if they will stay really velvety black which I like but what is more important is a healthy fish. Are larger (older) fancies a better bet in terms of overall health when faced with the stress of adjusting to a new tank? ORrshould I pick the little guys? Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated!
  17. I have a 10 gallon with one fantail goldfish, Blub, young, about 1.5 inches. Healthy, eats all the time. Water parameters good and stable. 55 gallon just finished cycling. (fishless cycle with pure ammonia to 1-2 PPM) If I put Blub into the 55 gallon alone, can he produce enough ammonia to keep the cycle going equal to roughly 1-2 PPM, as it has been during the fishless cycling? If he cannot, will the "excess" bacteria die off but adjust to his bioload? Second question: If I add ammonia to the 10 gallon after Blub is out, to maintain the cycle, will the absence of host (Blub) cause the entire die-off of at least some protozoa that may be present? Can't I leave the 10 gallon fishless for a month, with a heater and then water change and then use it as a quarantine for a new fish? Thanks!
  18. Hi guys I'm not sure if this is posted in the right place? I've just impulsively purchased a blue Oranda and put him in a quarantine tank with an air stone and some water from my main tank. I have two filters in my main tank, a Fluval U2 and an Aqua One 103f, I was thinking of putting the U2 in the quarantine tank and leaving the Aqua one in the main tank as it has a hight LPH, however my Fluval has been in there the longest and has ceramic media which I presume is where most of my beneficial bacteria are harboured? I was going to stuff most of this media into the aqua one and leave a bit in the Fluval for the QT. I'm going to start with Prazi in the QT tomorrow, is it correct to stick one of my filters in? Or should I just be doing regular water changes, or - of course - both? Would appreciate any advice. Here is the - as yet named - fish
  19. I never could connect properly with the seller of that lovely 26 bow front tank I wanted from Craigslist, unfortunately. Flakey guy, just was always "too busy" for me to pick up the tank, and kept asking me to call back again the next day. After nearly two weeks of that (!), I gave up. I was bummed to let that tank go, but it apparently just wasn't meant to be. After more time spent scouring Craigslist, I came up with a lovely second choice, and the price was right, so I picked it up on Saturday. I was definitely limited by space when choosing a tank this time around, because I have a really particular spot where it has to fit and it also has to be small enough for me to maintain easily. So basically, narrow width and nothing over 30 gallons. I wound up with a 30 gallon extra high with stand. I'm the first to admit that, on paper, an extra high tank isn't ideal for goldfish, as I know they theoretically need more horizontal than vertical swimming space and good surface area. That said, I've had a tall goldfish aquarium before (I can't believe I've been keeping goldfish for almost 25 years now!), and to be honest, they always did equally well for me in the tall tank. As a bonus, I love the way it looks; a tall tank really makes a statement. So, is it perfect? No. But is it good enough? Certainly. The price was excellent, and it came complete with hood, light, and a nice black stand. It fits into the space I designated for it perfectly, and it's right next to my bed, so I can watch the fish when I'm lying down. I'm really digging this aquarium a lot more than I expected to -- it's looking really good! I spent hours cleaning it up, though. It was pretty disgusting. Once I'd gotten all the algae soaked and scrubbed out, I was left with hard water stains the likes of which I've never encountered. I expected my usual white vinegar scrub to clean those right off. Wrong. They were the nastiest, most stubborn things I've ever seen (and I've dealt with some pretty rank used tanks in my time). I soaked paper towels in vinegar and left them stuck to the tank glass to try to "soften" the crud, which helped to a degree. But even that didn't take care of all of it. After much elbow grease was employed, I got it to the point that you could no longer feel the hard water just by running your fingertips over the stains, but you could still see them. I had a few more goes at it, and finally just had to call it quits. You can barely see the stains anymore, but I know they're there and it still irritates me. Deep breaths. Let it go. The tank's basically set up and ready for water now. I'm going to be able to insta-cycle it (I hope) by adding media from my old ranchu tank. I had those two canisters crammed full of all kinds of stuff, so my plan is to snag some of the bio-rings and a couple handfuls of filter floss from my friend's house and hope that does the trick. Now comes the part I love more than anything else: Choosing fish. I want to keep things affordable this time (I'm still not working full-time after my surgery, so am trying to rein in my spending). I also want to start with smaller fish, so that they don't immediately outgrow the tank or feel crowded. So while I've been drooling over the online auctions of late, I'm going to stick with the local LFS. Fortunately, my fave LFS has had some pretty nice goldies recently. I honestly don't know what I'm going to end up with, because I feel open to just about anything after years of only ranchus. There are some good-looking crown pearlscales, a handful of butterflies, some nice young ranchus (if I decide to fall back on old habits), and some pretty adorable bubble eyes. Bubble eyes never used to appeal to me, but they've really grown on me lately after seeing some of the beauties kept by other members. Their fragility still freaks me out (I'd be so worried about those sacs!) but I just might end up with one after all. We'll see! I'm going on a reconnaissance mission to the LFS after work today to see what's still there, what's gone, and what's new. Ooooh, this is gonna be fun!
  20. I haven't had goldfish for a couple of years, but I started to get all wishy washy and reminiscent about them the other day. I decided that I would start looking around, and if any cuties struck my fancy, I'd get them. Well the very next day I took a peek at the tanks at one of the big box stores, and they had a bunch of adorable little lionheads which are my absolute favorite fancies! It's literally been about 5 years since I've even seen any for sale locally so I took this as a sign and got 3 of them. There was one left that I couldn't get off my mind so I went back for him, and now I have 4 new little lionheads! They're in a cycled 10 gallon right now for salt + prazi and they will be moving into my 46 gallon when their quarantine is up. :newfish :newfish
  21. Hello! I have a question about quarantine tanks. I currently have 1 oranda in a 20 gallon and I may get another one sometime. I have had 2 goldfish before in that tank. While I enjoy having more than 1 fish, my frustration is when one of them gets sick. I find myself rushing to start my quarantine tank to protect the other fish, but I also worry to stress the already sick fish by setting up an uncycled tank. I have considered keeping a quarantine tank running for such emergencies. Do you keep a quarantine tank running all the time so you are prepared for a sick fish? I do know how the tank stays cycled if there are no fish in it most of the time. If you do not keep a quarantine running, is it okay to just set up a quarantine tank when a fish gets sick? This is what I used to do. I've also tried to ease the stress of being in an uncycled tank with some Tetra Safe Start and using water from the old tank. What are your thoughts on Safe Start? Thank you very much!
  22. Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, I mentioned seeing a beautiful fantail at a lfs. I called Molly, and she came to see him, but she fell for his friend, a beautiful black moor with huge fins. They were trade-ins. Well, I couldn't just leave the fantail alone, could I? Meet Seaking. He looks like a comet with a double tail because his body is long and slim, but his tail and pectoral fins are big and flowy. His pecs stick out and he looks like a swimming airplane. I think he's gorgeous. Right now he's in the bottom-sitter tank, but I will be making some adjustments soon. Do you think he's a fantail? Thanks for looking!!
  23. Hi everyone! We were at Petsmart recently, and my daughter was just wild about this fish. I think he's pretty cute too. She begged and pleaded, and that's very unusual for her. Well, it's her birthday today, and well, mom was feeling a little guilty since I had just gotten a new fish, so here he is. He's a "medium" (according to Petsmart, anyway) calico ryukin. We love his tiger stripe on one side and his mustache and angry eyebrow on the other. It makes him look especially upset that I was holding him for the pictures. Look! I'm a tiger barb! No, I'm an angry man! Medium - ha!
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