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Little Ryukin has joined the clan


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So today I got a new job! Working in my lfs at weekends :)

My sisters friend told me there was another fish shop nearby, so I forced him and my sister to help me find it haha.

Obviously I was straight over to the goldfish section haha. Initially I fell in love with a tiny baby Sakura ranchu, I was determined to take him home. But my sister pointed out that he had a slightly bumpy back, and I noticed 3 sick ranchus in the tank with him, and then I noticed he was a bit floaty.

I moved on to the next tank and saw my new boy. He was in a tank with a random bunch of other fancies, turns out someone had decided they didn't want goldfish anymore and had brought them all in yesterday. I had to have him :heart I'm still kicking myself a little over the baby ranchu, but I don't know, I'm hoping I've done the right thing by not getting both.

He weighs in at 21g :)

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Here he is in his QT tank with 7 anubias I also bought (they were less that £3 each so I didn't mess about, just bought the lot :rofl ). Cutiebean has moved in with Cloud and Oogs. I know that tank is now over stocked, but the new tank arrives in June, so I figure if I just increase the number of water changes done weekly, it should be fine :)

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Fantastic, lis!!

His shape is so beautiful already, that when I first saw the pics I thought he was fully grown!! 21 grams?! :o

Soooo so cute :heart

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Very cute.

Thanks Dawn :)

Fantastic, lis!!

His shape is so beautiful already, that when I first saw the pics I thought he was fully grown!! 21 grams?! :o

Soooo so cute :heart

Thank you Jenna :D

I know, he's a good looking baby isn't he :rofl he's really chunky, he's so funny to look at from the front, he's clearly been a well fed fish :)

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Beautiful goldie and I love calicos too :heart

Nice score on the anubias to :thumb:

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Congratulations Lis! Great choice! Wonderful Ryukin!

I'm impatient to see your new tank interior with all of Anubias plants and your gorgeous Goldfish.

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I clearly would have taken this guy home too. Nice stout body, cute fins, and calico is ALWAYS a great choice. 10 points and a :thumbup2: for getting this guy!

Thank you! :D it's nice to hear that I wouldn't have been alone in struggling to resist him haha :)

I like the new fish Lis.

Congratulations on the new job.

Thank you! :) I'm very happy with both :D

Beautiful goldie and I love calicos too :heart

Nice score on the anubias to :thumb:

Thank you ;D I couldn't believe how cheap they were, and they're decent sized plants too. The girl who was serving me tried to persuade me to buy the ones in the pots...I didn't feel willing to spend an extra £1 each for the pot though :rofl
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Congrats! He's very cute.

Thank you Bronwyn :(

Congratulations Lis! Great choice! Wonderful Ryukin!

I'm impatient to see your new tank interior with all of Anubias plants and your gorgeous Goldfish.

Thank you! :D not as impatient as I am haha, I want it NOW! It should be finished and delivered sometime in June, and there will be lots of pictures :D

Nice fish Lis!! Congratulations!! :-)

Thanks Steve! :D I hope your guys are continuing to get better!
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Stunning little Ryu! That baby has so much potential. I can't wait to see how big and bulky he gets as he grows!

Thanks Chelsea, I'm glad that you think so :) if he grows anything like how Cutiebean has been growing whilst in my room, it shouldn't take long for him to chunk up haha.

Oh he is adorable!!!! Love his chunky body!!

Thanks Haley! :D

love love love !!! :heart

congrats on the newbie and the new job Lis :D

Thanks Elisa! :) congrats on your new job too by the way!
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I love him!! :wub: He is so gorgeous and chunky!

:Congrats:

Thanks Georgia :D

:o how have I missed this? :o

He is absolutely irresistible! :heart

Congrats! :D

Thanks Lisa! :D I've told myself 'no more fish now!' :rofl

He's such a cutie, Alicia! :D

Thank you Dan :D

Fabulous fishie, Lis.

Thank you Susanne :) he seems to be settling in well this morning, though he's absolutely terrified of me haha :)

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Aaaww! He's cute. I love the shape of his body! :):Congrats:

Thanks Becs! :D

Wow Congrats on the new job,new fish and new plants :) you have been very busy!!

is that his long white poops?? hope he feels better asap!

Thank you! :) it was a very long white poop, yes :( right now I'm putting it down to stress (he only went into the lfs the day before I picked him up). I'm keeping a close eye on him, and I'm going to start treating him for flukes today :) he does a lot of fin flicking. I may make a thread for him if I get worried :) Edited by Lis.
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