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I recently saw a lemon colored goldfish that was apparently a mix between a yellow comet and a telescope.

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I was wondering if anyone else has any good pictures of this lemon color I've never seen before?

Also, I was unsure about getting a comet/telescope mix because I thought it might be a much faster swimmer than my slow, fancy goldfish and would be able to eat more food faster making it harder for the slow ones to get food- thoughts?

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Chris here... Sorry I a newbie so I couldn't tell you.... But the coloration of this fish is amazing... :)

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Also, I was unsure about getting a comet/telescope mix because I thought it might be a much faster swimmer than my slow, fancy goldfish and would be able to eat more food faster making it harder for the slow ones to get food- thoughts?

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I wouldn't worry. A telescope, even one with a comet body, will naturally be slow to find food.

It's not hard to keep different varieties together and ensure that everyone is well fed.

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Vision does affect getting to the food.  Swimming speed has little to do with it.  When I had an aquarium with some fancies and a couple of comets (all babies still in quarantine) the  the pearlscale -- the slowest fish in the tank -- always got to the food first.  I watched to see how she did this.   When I came to the tank, the others began dashing around in their "feeding dance".  She came to the top and watched me intently.  When I put my had over the tank she moved to my hand and grabbed the food as it hit the water.

 

If you scatter the food through the tank, it helps to equalize the amount fed.  The fish with large mouths who "inhale" the food can't get as much at one time.  

 

Lemon goldfish

 

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-hibuna.htm

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-comet.htm

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-ryukin.htm

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Vision does affect getting to the food. Swimming speed has little to do with it. When I had an aquarium with some fancies and a couple of comets (all babies still in quarantine) the the pearlscale -- the slowest fish in the tank -- always got to the food first. I watched to see how she did this. When I came to the tank, the others began dashing around in their "feeding dance". She came to the top and watched me intently. When I put my had over the tank she moved to my hand and grabbed the food as it hit the water.

If you scatter the food through the tank, it helps to equalize the amount fed. The fish with large mouths who "inhale" the food can't get as much at one time.

Lemon goldfish

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-hibuna.htm

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-comet.htm

http://www.raingarden.us/goldfish-ryukin.htm

Thank you! I really appreciate the links because this one I was looking at was so expensive!

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I wonder why he calls that a lemon/white telescope comet, rather than a telescope nymph.  A comet has a long body, and that fish doesn't.  Nymph just means single-tailed fancy.  In this country, breeders usually cull these when very young.

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I saw these too and I was so tempted!  I think they are so cool looking.

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RainGarden often posts yellows in the "OTHERS AND ODD-BALLS" (my favorite) section too.  They currently have several, check it out!  :D

 

Also, I saw an ebay seller called "lewnews" who had young (and inexpensive) ones for sale a few months ago.  Might be worth a look.

 

Good Luck in your search!

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I've never seen RainGarden sell a fish for less than $40 . . . and I just saw it now . . . there is a yellow listed under "Ryukin" . . .  

 

#2833 tomasaba (single-tail ryukin) (male) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for $10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

WHAT??? 

(head explodes)

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Somebody left off a zero, :)

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I've never seen RainGarden sell a fish for less than $40 . . . and I just saw it now . . . there is a yellow listed under "Ryukin" . . .

#2833 tomasaba (single-tail ryukin) (male) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for $10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT???

(head explodes)

Just found that! Too bad it's probably not like Walmart where they accept the wrong price tags

I will keep checking there, thank you!

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I'm guessing they fixed it or someone grabbed the fish as I'm seeing $70 and higher in that section now :/

I love it when places like amazon botch pricing, I've seen very expensive plant growing LEDS that should be $100+ go for $1.00 (sold out instantly), betting someone got fired for that opps.

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The fish is still there . . . just with a zero added.    :thumbdown 

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