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A Really Lucky Find Today


jayne

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Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and today was one of those days.

I often spend Sundays browsing shops in the hope of finding something nice but today I scored a hat-trick smile.gif

A customer had converted their tank to tropical and handed in some very nice goldies to swap for a heater etc.

So there were 6 decent sized,good quality fish up for grabs - I came home with 3!

They look like three little boys to me,hope you like them heartpump.gif

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Oh wow at that oranda! The fins! How big are they?

Your orange guy, he's not a veiltail by any chance? Those fins look pretty squared off at the ends. :heart

Then again its 3.10am here and I could be imagining things! :rofl

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I really can't see why someone would give them up for a heater....the shop must be laughing! How much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?

It wasn't just a heater,the guy just said they were swapping to trops so traded them in so they could get the right equipment to get them started. I paid ?14-99 each for them which is an absolute bargain I felt,but they don't usually have larger fancies in,they are a pet shop really with a few ?3-99 littlies usually.So they probably only gave the previous owner a few pounds credit per fish.

I don't know whether you can recall I picked up some albinos a while ago quite unexpectedly,that was the same shop.You can go in 100 times and there is nothing worth having then next time just hit the jackpot.

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I know,when I asked the guy how much he must've seen my face light up when he told me lol! I'd already said to my husband that they were worth between ?30 - ?50 each,based on other fish I have seen for sale online.

I was tempted by one more which was a lovely solid red metallic,not quite as big but still nice (in fact I may go back in a few days for another look).The other 2 were both red/whites but looked a bit battered and one had only one eye.Still probably worth the money but not out and out bargains.

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Tbh Jayne amazing find and I DEFO think you should give the other 3 a chance! One might be missing an eye but I bet he has character and I don't think anyone will want him poor fella. I am sure they would love your TLC (you can always haggle on them anyway if the shop don't have a clue on price worthiness!) :D

Hope you give them a chance to go with your lovely finds :)

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They are ALL so beautiful! Can't wait to see them swimming in your tanks, can you do video clips???? :please

I was mentally planning a "fish napping" when I saw those flowing white fins & the veiltail....then I saw you are over seas...........DARN IT! LOL!!

Hope the very best for your new babies!

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:krazy: Oh my goodness, I wish I could kidnap those fish! That was an extremely lucky find!

They were also quite lucky to go to a new home with you! They'll be in heaven! :D

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