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Pics From Melbourne With Mads (tosakin In Oz)


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Here are some goldfish pics (and a few about Melbourne in general) from my trip there. Madeleine (Tosakin in Oz) had graciously showed me to her two favourite LFS: Subscape Aquarium in Richmond and St. Kilda Aquarium in St. Kilda. Both LFS has some very nice fish and generally are very neat & ordered.

Me and Mads at Subscape Aq. You can clearly tell what kind of personalities we got from the pic :D

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Very nice broadtail ryukins and calico ranchus. Mads was VERY tempted by the ryukin on the left. I said to her "It's only 250 bucks" lol

Don't be fooled, the second one from the left is not a tosakin. The upper lobes are just fused.

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Some junior Thai orandas. Their deep, short bodies just screamed "Hi we're from Thailand!"

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VERY cute tikus pearlscales! Oh if only Virgin Blue allowed me to bring fish into the cabin, I'd get one of these guys in an instant.

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Subscape's goldfish section

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The following pics are from St. Kilda Aquarium:

They got very nice broadtails also. The top right one is gorgeous, but got no anal fins. The bottom one is an ideal looking young male which the one of the staff there just adores.

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Oh I looove these guys. Very nice short-tailed ryukins.

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They got some great-looking metallic and calico wakins, but this comet got my attention because of the unique markings on his head.

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Here are some pics of Melbourne in general:

Melbourne city from my bro's apartment

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Currently Melbourne's tallest building, the Eureka apartments. They said that the golden thingy at the top is real gold!

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The famous Luna Park entrance gate.

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Chinese New Year festival in front of Crown Casino. Lots of yummy food on sale :druel

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One of Australia's biggest freshwater fish, the Murray Cod. This specimen is about 1 m long and is only above average.

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An Australian native, the short-beaked echidna at Melbourne Zoo enjoying his sweet meal.

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And lastly, my absolute favourite pic of the trip :rofl

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I wanna be a wombat!

Hope u enjoyed them ;)

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:D What lovely pics Riz.I only wish I had even one goldie like the ones you showed ,in our Pet stores.

You and Mads looked like your typical crazy goldfish people. :rofl

And those darn Wombats were so funny-even their name is hilariuous!

Good pics!

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Thanks for sharing your trip pics Riz. Some nice looking aquarium fish and interesting to see some of Melbourne. I like the name Eureka for that skyscraper Lol! That Murray cod gets my vote :heart

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Great pictures! Looks like you had a great time. Wish I could visit the fish stores there; do you think the Pacific Rim (?) is more goldfish-savy?

Well, australia's closer to the asian countries then the us, so in theory we should be able to obtain those high-quality fish more easily. Trouble is that there are not enough people dedicated to goldies to keep the demand up. We need somebody with lots of money to campaign for us lol :D

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LOL. I finally get to see what "fishwife" looks like :D

Nice goldfish selections they've got down there. Waayyyy too pricey compared to what I'm used to in here though.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the "tikus" tank, I could have sworn only the fish in the middle of the photo and the one in the center bottom(partially covered by another fish) were the only true tikus in the batch. The rest look like the standard pet-shop short-finned pearlscales I usually see at pet stores here... Then again, the pic is all angled and distorted so I can't see what they really look like from the proper perspective.

Also, the "broadtail ryukins" at St. Kilda's? They struck me more as being actually veiltails.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the "tikus" tank, I could have sworn only the fish in the middle of the photo and the one in the center bottom(partially covered by another fish) were the only true tikus in the batch. The rest look like the standard pet-shop short-finned pearlscales I usually see at pet stores here... Then again, the pic is all angled and distorted so I can't see what they really look like from the proper perspective.

Most pearlies in that tank is rounder than most pet store pearlies here in Oz, can't be compared to the ones in your country lah. I agree though that only a handful can be clasisfied as "tikus", but they're all better than the standard pearlies we get here.

Also, the "broadtail ryukins" at St. Kilda's? They struck me more as being actually veiltails.

Hmm not really leh. If u see the veils at BAS website and pics of Philly Veils, their tail lobes are much more "pointed" and there's no forking at all, while these chinese broadtails have much rounded lobes and still have slight forking. Veils' caudal is also quite vertical, whereas broadtails' have some degree of horizontality to it so the tail seems more fanned out when seen from the top.

But yeah quite similar indeed on first glance.

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Oooh... oooh.... if I were rich I would go and visit all aussies, Jen, Fishmerised, Luvmuhfred and all of them... and then I would go to Japan... I'm soo jealous... beautiful pics... all those fish!

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Bummer! I tried posting a reply to this thread yesterday... I'm having trouble with my connections at the moment, I thought this one had gone through..... argh...

Hmmn, my reply went something like this...

Thanks for posting the photos Riz, it's great to see pics of the fun day we spent together. as for me 'graciously' showing you round, there ain't much grace to a heavily pregnant woman lumping around in 35degree heat (about 90-95farenheit)!!!!!!! But cheers anyway, it was a pleasure showing you round my stoming ground.

There were some great photos' of Melb in there too!, you know, I'm not sure whether the top of the Eureka tower is really made of gold, but when the setting sun reflects off the top it really does glow!

Love the pic of the wombats, lazy little so n sos...

And those Murray cod are fantastic huh?! I used to go checkout Melbourne Aquarium, just to go say hello to him. Y'know, those fish will snap up waterfowl from the surface of the water for a snack!! :o

And yeah, if anyone ever decides to come to Melbourne, I'm always happy to show people the fishier sites of melbourne! :D Always happy to meet other goldy enthusiasts!

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Very Nice pictures it is kind of neat to put faces to posts... I love seeing fish pics in general and the other animals are so cool! I look like the wombats most days!! :blink::rofl3

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:heart Oh, I want to meet you guys there next time. How much fun you must have had. :exactly

The pics are great, I enjoyed them alot. The pic of the two of you together is wonderful! :heart Thanks for sharing some of your trip with us.

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