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ninjablackghostknife 09-16-2012 01:40 PM

oddball goldfish are hard 2 find
 
so i'm looking for a celestial or bubble eye goldfish, and can find exactly 1 store that sells them, but the store supports puppy mills!:evil::evil: My parents won't let me buy from online, and i just have no idea where to go (i live in sf) Please help!!! :cry::frustrated:

Chesh 09-18-2012 09:47 PM

Dunno man, to be honest I kind of feel the same way about the people that keep breeding celestial and bubble eye goldfish as I do those that run puppy mills. . . and just as sad for the poor creatures that are the end result. . .

ninjablackghostknife 09-19-2012 08:32 PM

Thx i had no idea but do u think i should rethink the kind of fish i get?

thekoimaiden 09-19-2012 10:29 PM

Ya. While I love goldfish I kinda feel sorry for the show goldfish and the extremely modified ones like celestials and bubble eyes. They also have a much reduced life span. I like to stick to hardier breeds like ryukin and oranda (again not show-grade fish). Even ranchu fare better because they don't have deformed eyes, but they do still lack the dorsal fin if that is what you like. They also seem to be a bit more common in pet stores.

Chesh 09-19-2012 10:40 PM

Ninja, I realized after I typed my reply that it sounded kind of harsh, and was a bit worried you'd take my comment the wrong way. I'm very glad that you didn't!

I really do think that you should look into other types of goldies, or at least, I know I would if it was my tank. :-?

I am in complete agreement with Izzy here - and SHE is a real goldfish pro, so you can trust her on these things. . .

Good luck making your decision, and finding the right Goldie for you! :-D

ninjablackghostknife 09-22-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by thekoimaiden (Post 1249420)
Ya. While I love goldfish I kinda feel sorry for the show goldfish and the extremely modified ones like celestials and bubble eyes. They also have a much reduced life span. I like to stick to hardier breeds like ryukin and oranda (again not show-grade fish). Even ranchu fare better because they don't have deformed eyes, but they do still lack the dorsal fin if that is what you like. They also seem to be a bit more common in pet stores.

Omg ranchus look so cute! But where can I find 1?
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ninjablackghostknife 09-22-2012 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Chesherca (Post 1249440)
Ninja, I realized after I typed my reply that it sounded kind of harsh, and was a bit worried you'd take my comment the wrong way. I'm very glad that you didn't!

I really do think that you should look into other types of goldies, or at least, I know I would if it was my tank. :-?

I am in complete agreement with Izzy here - and SHE is a real goldfish pro, so you can trust her on these things. . .

Good luck making your decision, and finding the right Goldie for you! :-D

Lol I get it when I get annoyed about some animal cruelty thing people have to tell me to quit being a pit bull... ��
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thekoimaiden 09-22-2012 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ninjablackghostknife (Post 1252481)
Omg ranchus look so cute! But where can I find 1?
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Ranchu are adorable!! And they're pretty easy to find. A lot of local pet stores will have them. I've even seen them at Petsmart a few times. Depending on what kind of pet stores you have in your area, you might be able to find some without having to order them online.


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