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post #11 of 61 Old 05-17-2009, 07:40 PM
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Beautiful fish, Lupes. I'm really glad to hear you're not giving up on loaches. I know I'd never part with mine either!
I'm going to be attempting to finish my pond by mid June. Is it crazy for me to think that I could also keep some dojos with goldies? I'm in Southern California...maybe our summers are too warm for a "pond" dojo(s)?
I'll be lucky to find fish half as beautiful as yours!

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Beautiful fish, Lupes. I'm really glad to hear you're not giving up on loaches. I know I'd never part with mine either!
I'm going to be attempting to finish my pond by mid June. Is it crazy for me to think that I could also keep some dojos with goldies? I'm in Southern California...maybe our summers are too warm for a "pond" dojo(s)?
I'll be lucky to find fish half as beautiful as yours!
How warm does it get? Dojos will be fine but not most goldfish.

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Puff and Bubbles.

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Our normal summer temp is 78. Every once in a while during the summer it seems we have a hot spell where the temps hits the upper 80s for a few days. I'm only a mile from the ocean so it never feels that hot to me. I would be purchasing my goldies from the local pond store, which is just blocks from my home. They have a number of outdoor ponds with lots of koi & goldies.

That last photo is cute. Who is that imitating the blowfish mouth??

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Our normal summer temp is 78. Every once in a while during the summer it seems we have a hot spell where the temps hits the upper 80s for a few days. I'm only a mile from the ocean so it never feels that hot to me. I would be purchasing my goldies from the local pond store, which is just blocks from my home. They have a number of outdoor ponds with lots of koi & goldies.

That last photo is cute. Who is that imitating the blowfish mouth??
Ahh...Should be fine for dojos.

LOL! That was Bubbles.

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post #16 of 61 Old 05-21-2009, 03:07 AM
I haven't had any luck finding goldfish around where I live, at least not ones that I like. I stopped at Wal-Mart and fell in love with this little thing, though.

I introduce Coffee:







His set-up until he is healthy: (poor guy)


I can't get a halfway decent photo of him, partially just because the little quarantine tank he is in is really scratched and scuffed.

He's a bit ill right now, but provided he lives, I'll have more photos later. I'll also eventually (hopefully) have two gorgeous goldfish friends for him. If I ever find anything I like...
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post #17 of 61 Old 05-21-2009, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Lovely fish! They'll grow prettier under your care. You'll notice a big difference after a few weeks.

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Here are the goldfish in my pond. Sadly, I haven't named my fish yet. The white one on the top and the one in the center are wakins, who are the largest and most mellow of my fish. They usually swim at a slow and relaxed pace but when it's feeding time, they zip around matching the speed of the single-tailed goldies.

The one nearest the bottom of the picture is a common goldfish. He's the smallest, but also the most voracious eater. (though it seems he's caught up in size with the shubinkins) He loves green leafy veggies the most, agressively ripping them to shreds.

The on on the left not fully in the picture is another common. As the first goldfish I bought for the pond, he used to think the whole pond is his. This led him to severely harass the wakins when they first arrived. This forced me to put him in the 15-gallon and make him stay there for three days. I rearranged the plants before I put him back in the pond and it did wonders for his temperament, probably because he thinks he's the new fish now. He's now more mellow, but he still shows his bossy side every now and then, but it's not as bad as before.

The other one on the left is a shubunkin. Well, he's one of the "normal fish", though when I took out the agressive one for a while, he seems to have climbed up the pecking order, being another old-timer. But his chasing is much more tolerable, since it's not that persistent.

Not in the picture, is my other shubunkin. I think it's female since it doesn't chase the others at all. Her scale coloration is similar to the other shubunkin, but I consider her more beautiful, since there are more black and "blue" scales and the tail is somewhat longer, already similar to a comet's. She's the shyest fish, rarely hanging out with the others except during and a little after feeding time.

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Folks, I think it's time we have a thread just for goldfish photos only. I'll give a start.

My fantails under quarantine at the moment.

Here's Felix. He's 4 inches I think excluding the tail which is 2 inches.
I had to reexamine Felix's body structure and finnage. He didn't look close to fantail and thought he must be a watonai due to the more streamlined body appearance almost similar to comets. Someone else in another forum guessed watonai as well and watonais are hard to come by.

Finally got Leviathan.

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Here are the goldfish in my pond. Sadly, I haven't named my fish yet. The white one on the top and the one in the center are wakins, who are the largest and most mellow of my fish. They usually swim at a slow and relaxed pace but when it's feeding time, they zip around matching the speed of the single-tailed goldies.

The one nearest the bottom of the picture is a common goldfish. He's the smallest, but also the most voracious eater. (though it seems he's caught up in size with the shubinkins) He loves green leafy veggies the most, agressively ripping them to shreds.

The on on the left not fully in the picture is another common. As the first goldfish I bought for the pond, he used to think the whole pond is his. This led him to severely harass the wakins when they first arrived. This forced me to put him in the 15-gallon and make him stay there for three days. I rearranged the plants before I put him back in the pond and it did wonders for his temperament, probably because he thinks he's the new fish now. He's now more mellow, but he still shows his bossy side every now and then, but it's not as bad as before.

The other one on the left is a shubunkin. Well, he's one of the "normal fish", though when I took out the agressive one for a while, he seems to have climbed up the pecking order, being another old-timer. But his chasing is much more tolerable, since it's not that persistent.

Not in the picture, is my other shubunkin. I think it's female since it doesn't chase the others at all. Her scale coloration is similar to the other shubunkin, but I consider her more beautiful, since there are more black and "blue" scales and the tail is somewhat longer, already similar to a comet's. She's the shyest fish, rarely hanging out with the others except during and a little after feeding time.
Nice collection!

I am tempted at the moment to get some more orandas and then ranchus but the selection is rather depressing although I sent Carlo of Heavenly Angel a PM and see if he will ship orandas assuming his orandas are still available.

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