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Finley & Franklin's First Fry


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Thank you all! :)  I had thought of taking them to the AGA show in August, and still might, but I'm sure they will point out flaws and I'm not sure I want to know. :teehee  It would be a cool experience though, so I'm not writing it off yet!

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Thank you all! :)  I had thought of taking them to the AGA show in August, and still might, but I'm sure they will point out flaws and I'm not sure I want to know. :teehee  It would be a cool experience though, so I'm not writing it off yet!

Do it!!

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Oh my gosh Kathleen, I've not looked at this thread for ages, and I just had a quick catch up now and was like  :yikes they've turned into proper fishies!! And incredibly beautiful ones at that!

You've done such a great job with them, you should be really proud of yourself :)

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Oops, I see just now I missed a handful of posts here, I'm sorry! :hide:

 

Hinfin, I'm still only doing 1-2 feedings a day, Omega One pellets with occasional bloodworms or peas.  Do you think I can/should up the feedings now that they're in the 55 gallon tank?  They have not had trouble with floating anymore, but the growth has definitely slowed down.

 

Kate and Kayla, thank you both so much. :)

 

 

And drumroll please... the long awaited (and much bemoaned) color change has finally begun!

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Hinfin, I'm still only doing 1-2 feedings a day, Omega One pellets with occasional bloodworms or peas.  Do you think I can/should up the feedings now that they're in the 55 gallon tank?  They have not had trouble with floating anymore, but the growth has definitely slowed down.

 

 

 

I think its allright to slow them down a bit after fry stage, it seems to me they adjust better to a 'normal' aquarium setup that way. What you could consider is trying to find a growth chart, just to get a general idea what their potential size would be like as an adult. After fry stage i also slow them down a bit, also to deselect those that develop intestinal problems. The final selection will need plenty of space in the growout fase. With last years ranchu i started growout with about 10 gallon per fish but i think i will try with much more this time with the oranda. The growout fase is what will produce the adult size you are aiming to accomplish.

 

Just my thoughts though,

 

Your fish look great and gratz on the colour change!

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That are just fabulous! And the tail of that mostly black one! :thud

 

Thank you :) 

 

I know at some point I should probably stop posting here, but I like having it all together.  :teehee  I guess I could link to a photo or video thread...

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