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The whole family! *IMAGE HEAVY*

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Hi everyone! I know it's been such a long time since I last posted anything besides sick fish, but I've finally got a few free minutes to show you how the tank has been doing over these past few months! As many of you know, I had to euthanize Speckle in November. She was suffering from issues related to her swim bladder, and her abdomen had become soft and swollen :( I was very sad to see her go...she was my very first fish and I had a great attachment to her. In addition, I had to euthanize my ranchu Dorito in December also due to swim bladder issues. Dorito had been a sinker for months, and was at the point where he (found that out towards the end) could no longer move up from the bottom of the tank. He had developed lesions from sitting on the bottom for so long...I didn't think it was right to let him live like that. He went peacefully and let out a big sigh as he fell asleep. I knew I had made the right decision. 

I got another fish in December - Chai, a pompom oranda from Dandy Orandas! What a pleasant company to deal with :) Chai has thrived with her new tankmates, and holds her own against Mr. B!!! My tank dynamic feels "just right" now with 2 females and 3 males. My nitrates have been high lately, so I'm doing some more frequent water changes. All in all...despite the tragedy of losing two fish so close together, things seem to be going well *fingers crossed*

Without further ado, pictures!  

 

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Chai! Isn't she pretty?

 

 

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Clem says hello :) 

 

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Before Dorito passed...you can see where he would sit. Anyway, Mr. B, Clem, and Chai dancing!

 

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Pickle, Chai, and Marshmallow (foraging)

 

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 Mr. B!!! Everyone's fave.

 

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Marshmallow :) What a pretty little chu! 

 

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Mr. B getting some booty - Chai's tail is a bit nipped up here. It has completely healed since I took these photos :) 

 

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Last but not least...Clem getting a yawn in! 

I'll be sure to post more often with photos, everyone. Thanks for all your help and love!  :whistle

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I love happy updates :clapping:

Chai is amazing :heart don't see Pom Poms too often :)

Your other goldfish are beautiful too :wub:

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The tail on Clem! :thud

Wow, they are all gorgeous! A beautiful bunch indeed. And those pom-poms are just :wub:

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Awesome fish you have! Chai is terrific, she is my other dream variety of fish that I'd love to have, a Pompom :wub:

 

Oh yeah I forgot to say that I love your glass snail too! I have a glass Crocodile/alligator in my tank ;)

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They all look great!  That is a nice looking Pompom  :clapping:

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I didn't think I liked Pom-pom's, but I think Chai :wub:  has changed my mind! :yikes

Really nice to see your guys/gals! :heart

I really like your snail too! Where'd ya get it? gimme.gif

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Wow, they are all so adorable! Marshmallow is my favorite.

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They are all gorgeous! I love those pom poms on Chai! The glass snail is beautiful, too.

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They look great!  I agree, I never had a real sense of pom-poms until I saw your photos.

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They look great! I love your glass snail! :D

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they are all so beautiful :wub: congratulations on your humble goldfish community :)

 

say, are they snail eggs or goldfish eggs? there are hundreds :yikes

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Thanks so much, everyone!!! I'll tell Mr. B that Chai has given him a run for his money in the favorites department  ;) It's funny - I actually didn't even get a sense of the pompoms until Chai arrived at my door! They don't really photograph well, and are even prettier in person! I'll try to take a video sometime...it's a bit hard with my iphone camera. These photos were all taken with a DSLR. 

 

As far as the glass snail: I wish I could tell you guys where I got it!! My mom brought it back for me probably 10 years ago from a trip to Bermuda, and it had just been sitting around my house until I decided to add it to the tank one day. I really like it and will probably try to find some more glass animals to add someday :) 

 

The eggs: those are from my ONE nerite snail!!! She's by herself, the only one left out of 5 that died 2 years ago. She just keeps laying and laying...everywhere. She's even laid eggs on TOP of the mystery snails! I'll have to get a pic of that sometime :P 

 

The fishies humbly thank you for all your kind comments!!! 

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:heart they look amazing!! Great job with them!!! :wub:

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I'm in love with Chai, what an adorable face she has !  :heart  Good luck with all your fishies !!!

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Aww... Chai has such cute pompoms. Your fish all look great!

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This was a wonderful update to see of your fish.  Congratulations on your new fish, Chai.  They are all beautiful, as always.

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Very nice! Awesome pompom goldfish! One of my favorites.

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Thanks everyone!! :) 

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