Goldfish, the seldom-amongst longtimer fish
Well, I don't see a place for these colourful little guys. Since I began having pet fish, I always went back to "goldfish".
They are my favorites, they have a lot that tropical fish don't-I think-for one, a lot of tropical fish look the same, I like a tank of colourful individuals. Nothing against any of the others, I think all fish are cool (though I'd never feed a goldfish to anything, I don't like the whole "feeder fish" thing).
right now I have 10 fish in my new tank, and named them all (with somewhat silly names)
Dennis – Rosy Red Minnow
Donny – Mosquito Fish (thats what the site said-he was sold as a Rosy Red)
Dave – Rosy Red Minnow
Amoeba – Comet
Montreal Waters – Comet
Phil Collins – Shubunkin (I think, that's what they said)
Lenin – Shubunkin (I think, that's what they said)Biggie Smalls – Comet
Lt. Orange – Comet
Nightfish – Betta
Well obviously Nightfish is a Betta and not a goldfish, but does very well with them (can't keep him with them when changing the water or something of the like, he gets mad)
But the other fish get a long with him and its a great set up.
anyone else have any "goldfish" ?
I have watonai, oranda, ryukin, fantail and pearlscale. Used to have shubs, comets, bubble eyes, etc a few years back.:wink:
i used to keep commets,however a change in things,the pond was dismantled
and i donated my fish to the cematary,where some of my family are laid to rest,
they have lovely ponds there,and i get to see them.
apart from a beautiful white female,who was eaten from my pond by a heron.
I'd have shot that Heron lol (though it would have been only with a pellet or a paintball gun-canada has some pretty "uncool" gun laws lol)
Ive never had goldfish but I deffinitly would if I had a bigger tank. HOw did you go about getting a betta to live with them, dont goldfish need much colder water.
I could just be lucky
I have one Ryukin and one black Moor. I'm going to get a few more as soon as I get a 55 gallon tank set up and cycled.
I think goldfish are my favorites (Hmm, maybe after sharks...) I just wish they were smaller. It takes a HUGE aquarium to keep goldfish. Or, well, a pond. But that's too much money and work for me right now.
There is a thread in the Cyprinids and Atherinids forum just for goldfish pictures. You should put yours up.
odd thing happened today-one of my fish vanished...no body, no trace (eg no body or splashes if he jumped out, which I never heard a minnow do-its a rosy red)
its all just goldfish in the tank (some big some small) nothing would have eaten him-even if the betta attacked it there'd still be a corpse
and no other animals are allowed in the room...
***well I found him, stuck in "Biggie Smalls" mouth, he couldn't spit it out so had to get the little thing out with some tweezers, that was tricky to say the least***
so I gotta get a new Rosy Red-these things happen-seems 1 in 3 goldfish you get from most anywhere dies within a day or two, really sad
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