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2 New Fish! (because I apparently want to drive myself nuts!)

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So I went to check out a local fish breeder with the intention of scooping out a new potential addition to my 55 gal. I was thinking of getting a smaller guy since I feel that the younger you get a fish the better but I ended up getting a big guy! A red/white butterfly tail ryukin.

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I just couldn't say no to this fish so I had to get him. I am a bit concerned that he's so large (I'm intimated by his bulk!) but I'm hoping he'll be ok. He seems healthy enough, not a scale out of place. He was trying to eat my dad's shirt through the plastic bag on his way home so we know he's got a good appetite!

He's currently in my 18 gal QT with an airstone. I added prime, baking soda (I've got pH issues) and .1% salt. I'm thinking of fasting him a few days then starting him on peas on the 3rd day. I'm debating start the prazirpro on his 3rd day too, don't want to stress him out too much.

On our way home we decided to stop by PetSmart and I ended up falling for this tiny oranda. :doh11: We justified it since we've got a 20 gallon sitting all empty like and since we needed a place to store our router cables and the tank stand just happened to do a good job of it. :whistle He was also extremely lively and cute... we just couldn't resist!

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Here's hoping their QT goes smoothly! (Not that the little oranda will be going into the 55, just the ryukin!)

Edited by GoldieNewb

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Well, if you've got the room and the right fishes find you :heart you gotta gettum while the getting is good :thumb:

They're both adorable :clapping:

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Thanks guys! :) So far my ryukin is hanging out in a dark room to get her more acclimated. She was raised in a pond with lots of plant coverage so I think being in the QT might be a bit stressful. My oranda on the other hand could care less! He's a speedy little thing! XD

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Great fish.

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Congratulations, love the ryukins tail :)

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Congratulations, love the ryukins tail :)

Thanks! That's one of the reasons I couldn't resist her! :)

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Your ryukin's tail is gorgeous. I love the pattern of colors.

Congratulations on your two new fish. :)

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I love them! I also love the Ryukins color patterns, Congrats!

Fish are like potato chips, you can't have just one LOL

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That ryukin looks little to me! :rofl2:donthit:

Congrats they're cuties! :nana

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:Congrats:

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The red/orange color on the ryukin is stunning! The little one is a cutie!

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Very nice, they are beautiful! How big is that ryukin?

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Congrats! They're beautiful!

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Thanks guys! :) Just weighed her and she's 60 grams! That's 3xs the size of my second biggest fish! In other words, huge to me! XD She's doing really good, I'm hoping to start prazi on her soon.

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Very cute!!!!!

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