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Bubbleeyes W/ An Oranda?


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Guest Morten33

Hellooooo! :D

I have three 3inch BubbleEye fish wich I LOVE ofcourse. Morten,Bob & Sofi...i can't wait untill i get a digital camera so i can add pics with my posts. Anyway, i am getting ready to get a 50gal tank wOO hOOO! I only have a 10 gal now...i got the three fish before i knew you needed 10 gal per fish min. Anyway i love BubbleEyes and thought i would never want any other kind of fish. But for the past month or so i have reeeeealy been wanting an Oranda. I think they are so cute, their faces remind me of tweedy bird (not sure why). So i am wondering if i can get one to put in my new tank with my bubbles? I know that BubbleEyes are supposed to be "handycapt" and swim slow. But mine don't seem slow at all. I haven't spent a LOT of time watching Orandas, but every time i go to the pet store i check them out for about 5 min at a time. They don't seem to swim faster then my bubbles do. Are there any other reasons why i shouldn't mix the two?

Any info would be great!

Thanks bunches!

Emily

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Guest Morten33

I AM SO EMBARESSED!

I ALWAYS do a spell check before adding a new post and I forgot this time! I am not retarded, it just seems like I am by the way I spell?sorry :blink:

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You could scoop the bubble eye into a bucket then feed him seperately in there and then feed the oranda seperately...

Handicapped fish are slow in finding their food (not swimming slow), Example: You drop a sinking pellet in and it sinks the normal eyed fish will see it quicker,while the handi cap eyed fish don't even know what's going on.

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When you pick your oranda, you could try and pick one with a lot of head growth and then he would be rather sight challenged, too :)

I have my bubble eye, Casey, in my 66 gallon tank along with a lionhead, a pom pom, and a small calico fantail.

Casey does have a harder time finding food, so I hand feed him. He has gotten very good at taking food out of my fingers :D

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Guest Ianthe

I am having the same dilemma, but in reverse!!! In my 55, I have one lionhead, one Oranda, and one Teeny tiny common that ijust HAD to save. :rolleyes: I have wanted a bubbleeye forever...but am wondering if it would work or not......as long as I made sure it was eating, would it e OK???

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Guest Ianthe

Thanks!! :D He is LOVING it so far, having so much room to swim and play. I just love it when I get a new fish from some cramped tank at the pet store and bring him home to my 55 gallon. They seem so relieved. :)

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