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New Choco Oranda!


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I got a new baby choco oranda! Sort of an impulse buy... I had sworn not to get any more fish (yeah that always works right?) but I was bored last Saturday and decided to stop at my LFS and saw this little cutie. I was actually good, coz I didn't buy him right away. I somehow tore my face away from the tank and willed myself to walk out the store empty-handed. I told myself I'd come back the following week and if he's still there, then maybe I'll get him. Well whataya know, there he still was 4 days later. So of course I got him and took him home.

I seem to be collecting one of each kind of fancy goldfish, lol. Wonder what the next will be, celestial, pearlie or bubble-eye?

Name suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I was thinking Twix, to go with Oreo my moor.

Here he is... so tiny in an already tiny QT tank. He's just an inch long (body only).

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/G...ix/IMG_6055.jpg

"where's the food?"

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/G...ix/IMG_6058.jpg

close up side view

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/G...ix/IMG_6056.jpg

I wanted to get a frontal face shot, but it was just impossible. Oh well.

Here's a pic too of my overly stocked 10 gallon. Not to worry, the commons are bunking with Appa only temporarily. I've got a 30 gallon tank that I need to set up, although I really don't plan on keeping the 2. So if anyone lives near my area (hampton roads, VA), and wants to give em a nice home, maybe a pond, that'd be cool.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/G...ix/IMG_6063.jpg

I have a video too, it's currently uploading and taking it's sweet time... hehe

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Thanks, yeah I like his wen too, one of the main reasons I got him. Nice and compact, not too big (yet).

His choco scales don't cover his whole body, about a third of the way up from the belly is silvery-white. I know it's early too tell, but do you think the choco color will spread downward, or the other way around? Or stay the same? Ah, no point in asking, I'll love him regardless what happens.

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I told myself I'd come back the following week and if he's still there, then maybe I'll get him.

Sounds like myself! My family makes fun of me when I develop little fish obsessions, and keep going back to check on the ones I want. That's how I got my pearlscale Fredrick, and Elaine, my lionhead. I had gone to the lfs for supplies in each case and the fish caught my eye, so I kept going back to check on them and then of course, I had to take them home!

Your fish is beautiful, I think Twix is a good name :)

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Thanks Sam n Chrissy... Yeah I think I'll be going with Twix... easy to remember and that's already what pops in my head whenever I look at him.

I just realized that Twix looks a lot like the fish in your profile pic Dan, hehe. You managed to get the photo that I wanted to take! :)

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