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Old 06-05-2014, 05:41 PM   #21
 
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Keeping the hobby fresh with new color\fin morphs is a great thing to keep doing for the fresh water community,it gives a sense of accomplishment as well and for good reason.

Whats the cost to ship some of these amazing live bearers towards Oregon?
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:11 PM   #22
 
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Keeping the hobby fresh with new color\fin morphs is a great thing to keep doing for the fresh water community,it gives a sense of accomplishment as well and for good reason.

Whats the cost to ship some of these amazing live bearers towards Oregon?
It depends on how many. 3-4 would typically be $5-$10 for shipping. Larger packages can be anywhere from $10-$20 though. Depends on the weight, but my smaller packages usually are about eight dollars to places like NY from Colorado, that's what I've had thus far, haven't shipped to Oregon before but I imagine it's about the same.

I don't have any black gold dusts or yellow-tail marbles right now though. I might, I have a bunch of youngsters in right now who haven't gotten in colors yet but look like they may become yellow-tails. I just sold my last adult/sub-adult black golds and yellowtails. Unfortunately I had tried a new packaging thing someone insisted on and they all died, I had some bad feelings about it and shoulda known better! I haven't had any other shipments that died aside from someone claiming it with one package that arrived late. I have pretty good luck with it, it was a bummer to lose those though. =( The rest I've gotten good messages on including a pair of oranda goldfish I sent to Illinois.

I'm about to get in some more of those creamsicle mixes and some silver lyretails I'm trying to get the yellow-tail gene in on, but no guarantees of course. lol I have been trying to mix ones I've raised that seem healthy and long-lived and so far have had some good luck with it. I have some lovely fourth generation gold dusts.

I do have some lovely swordtails for sale right now though. My ebay is Sylversaquatics. I am...unsure about selling and setting up sales in places that don't just do it for you, I have no idea how to do it. LOL Right now I only have a female gold gourami and my swordtails, waiting on the babies to mature a little more for the mollies because there are a couple I am debating on keeping and breeding. Some of my babies came out with very interesting markings this time that I think are yellow-tail marbles mixed with gold dusts. My gold dusts are typically either calico-like or just orange with a few black streaks or spots. They're pretty neat usually, though some come out a bit odd. lol

This is the link to my swordtails. I need to update the photos as they're all much bigger now, video is about valid though! Still considered fry. I sent 35 of these to Peurto Rico a couple weeks back and they all arrived alive and healthy according to my buyer. :3 They're nice and tough little fish, and are rather pretty. Not mixed, but are home bred and raised. The calicos are especially(except those may be mixed with my brick orange male, they're extremely, EXTREMELY bright red with black spots on the tails and I did not have a male calico...so either my bright orange, or my solar flare males bred with her, they came out more red than mom and she's pretty bright herself).
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This is their mother. The white male swordtail hasn't been in there long enough to breed, about two days at this point and you can see mom when she was pregnant...and though still young herself, is much bigger than the boys. LOL She was born New Years Eve year before last, she's just over a year and a half old. I am wanting to breed her with the white one though...I'm curious how they will come out.


The possible fathers of the babies are either this guy, Solar Flare Twinbar:


Or this guy, who I think is called a brick orange, but I'm not sure. Sorry, terrible photo of him! You can see his color though. That was "Big Red" he passed away about a month ago or so. He was an oooooolllld man. =) I'm almost positive this is the father of her babies though, he's the oldest male unlike the young solar flare, and he's been with her since she was big enough. This was her first brood though.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:26 AM   #23
 
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This all sounds\looks impressive and if the 12 pack is still available I would take it off your hands.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:19 AM   #24
 
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This all sounds\looks impressive and if the 12 pack is still available I would take it off your hands.

It is, it's up for bid for almost four more days. Someone has bid on it already, you'll have to fight them for it. Though if I have enough left I can put up another later on. I was curious what they'd go for so it's a bid. lol
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:59 PM   #25
 
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Some of those swordtails are up for bid now, if anyone is interested. Two females and a male. Male is a twinbar solar flare, females may or may not be, one looks like she's getting in the bars but eh, they're really pretty anyways. They're old enough to breed, but are only a few months along so probably wont. lol They have some growing to do, but are far from considered fry. Sub-adult, juvenile maybe. =)
Bid starts at $8, ends in one week. I did a week long one because I don't want people witing too long after buying and I only ship Monday through Wednesday.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:44 PM   #26
 
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My silver butterfly popped this morning and looks like she's got a second brood growing. I call her a silver butterfly because she's silver and is the exact shape of a creamsicle or yellow butterfly but is pure silver. She doesn't look like the silver lyretails or sailfins. =) She's pretty cool. Unfortunately I only got one baby. I had moved her to the large planted net this morning, but she jumped out! Meh. I hope to get some from her, there was one in the net at least. lol I think the father is my silver sailfin/creamsicle mix. At least I am hoping. Otherwise the only males are gold dusts, but there was a black gold dust before.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #27
 
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This is one of my Blue Tuxedo, Tiger/cobra crosses. He's pretty, got a few like him. I have them in a jar to take photos of since I'm selling some on ebay. =) Well, several of them, the male in here with the tux look and tiger markings is gorgeous in my opinion. The female in back had given birth, so she's a little skinny. She's good now though. lol And one female is absolutely massive. o_o; Not sure how that happened, but she's really, really big. Was raised in a 73 gallon pool, maybe that did it, she's the oldest one in there, really hard to catch she was. I've been trying to catch her for weeks, finally got her. ^_~


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Old 09-17-2014, 02:38 PM   #28
 
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Finally found my camera, I got some pretty good photos I really wanted up!

First up, you can see my black and gold beauty with my silver, also can see a marbled gold dust, normal gold dust and a calico(he's not a very good calico, but he's a nice little fish so I kept him). You can see my gold and black boys real colors, I love this camera though the gold is brighter than it is a little...well no, more shiny, I can't get good photos of any of them without the flash, and in this case the scene button:
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Couple of my swordtails hanging out:


My resident dominant male:


One of the kids from my white swordtails:


I love those gold ones with the black fins. Flash made the fins look gold in some photos, but they are like...gold wags. lol I have no idea what to call them, thinking harlequin or just random shortfins, though they do have that lyretail, it's not as prominent as most, and I like it that way since it's less likely to be bitten off.


One of my pretty endlers mixes showed for this one:


My black bars and crayfish in another tank, one of my girls popped last night too. :3


I love that boy, he's so pretty.


Now, I have some random platies I rescued in a nursery tank, along with some guppies I raised in there(yes, these are my clones, for those of you who remember my girl with the curved spine who cloned herself). They look good, eh? But that platy, what color is he even considered? I'm not sure if it's one of mine, or if it's a rescue...The ones I rescued should all be orange MMs. He's like a really pale gold/red platinum color. Could be one of my blue mixes I suppose.


Some of my guppies:


Guppies again, my tuxedo is still nursing that tail, he lost it a while ago. No rot and it's coming back, but I don't think it ever will fully. He's lost his tail a couple times before, I now keep him fully away from my red tux, who loves to chew on him:


Well, they're not fish, but I have my baby crayfish in my endlers tank with my beauties, slowly moving the crayfish all out. It takes forever, I've moved about 20 or so out to the 73 gal pool, but they just VANISH when I go to catch them. You can see one of my red swortail fry too, I only have two or three in there, I moved the rest out, I want it just my one female crayfish and the endlers:


See mama and my endlers girls and one swordtail fry:


And my newest additions, two female and one male bumblebee platy. They're in QT, yes it has plants. lol The male had some nipped fins with a bit of rot, and my female gourami does on her tail so I popped them into the medicated tank. The male is doing good now, I am hoping to breed them. They're very hard to find here, and healthy ones are harder. My girls look great, the only pretty male they had was chewed up in the tail and pectoral fins real bad though, but being in a tank with some antibacterials and anti-fungals has fixed him up. This is three days later or so, he's looking good...but I don't have high hopes, every time I get bumblebees they don't seem to do well and I am not sure why, but the shop got a new provider and their fish looked great so I thought I'd go for it.


And now for my painted swordtails, the older batch of babies, and some orange MM swords, I popped them into a jar for photo purposes.


I just love those painteds, they're gorgeous. Especially that bright one with the most black on the tail and orange spots.




An endler again and a gold dust:














And finally my black gold dust and my solar flare swordtail. :3
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #29
 
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Very nice, as usual. The mostly black gold dusts are killer.
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Very nice, as usual. The mostly black gold dusts are killer.

Thanks. The black gold dust is a marble gold dust mix. As with the half and halfs(who very rarely produce them like that), the darker marble gold dust mixes have the potential to make those. I sent you a couple that looked like they might be black gold dusts, or like the darker marbled gold dust I have in a few of those photos. I have found they produce black golds far more often. However, it's impossible to know if they will go the way of a marble or gold dust until later. Hopefully you'll have some in the batch I sent you. =) I sent an extra that looked promising and I hoped you'd like that. The black golds often come out black as fry, with what looks to be a tad of silver around the gills and see-through end of the tail. Or so I've seen, but I did still have a few pop out marbles. They're quite pretty, I'm very fond of that mix. I've had a certain someone pestering me for my black gold male. I am hoping to breed him with a nice black molly and MAYBE get more like him later on...however, as with bumblebee platies, the ever common black molly is very hard to get when healthy here. But since the LFS here changed providers, I am hopeful I can find a nice girl or two for them, I have too many boys and maybe three or four girls, two very young, bleh. x.x
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