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Lupin 01-13-2010 02:38 AM

Siamese Doll and Calico Oranda
Just wanted to share Cash, my Siamese doll has filled out a lot and gained another inch in just a month stay with me. I was wrong to guess her Yep, Cash is a lady. Just waiting for the male doll to arrive at my door.

Pic taken the day I bought her. Red streaks on the fins show she was weakened a bit but was the healthiest I could find.

More recent shots. I took them posthaste so I didn't bother cleaning up the diatoms quickly. She fattened a bit since I bought her.

My calico oranda, Donna in quarantine. She moved to main tank last night after 4 weeks of isolation. She quickly acclimated in my main tank. I seem to have great luck getting my goldies to acclimate fast in their new homes.:-D

And for my rant, I am getting impatient with my shipping transaction of blue orandas and some calico telescopes. My Siamese doll and possibly another two orandas haven't arrived yet.:-(

Oh well...There's enough time I guess before I renovate my pond which will house at least 20 more orandas and some telescopes.;-)

Jill0 01-13-2010 08:34 AM

Lupin, they are beautiful!!! Goldfish are my faves!!! Jill

adiumroot 01-13-2010 11:15 AM

Wow Lupin, the fish just keep rolling in! hehe. Your calico oranda is cute!

As for me, I've stopped adding fish to my pond. I think 11 goldfish is enough and they don't look so crowded while swimming around nor does the pond look empty. My latest addition was a large black and orange comet. When I took him out of quarantine drum the black had faded a bit and the color wasn't looking too good despite being healthy and active. One day in the pond and the color becomes way way better. I guess he enjoys the new surroundings very much.

I'm currently working on two new planted tanks. One for fish and one for shrimp. hehe.

aunt kymmie 01-13-2010 11:18 AM

Beautiful fish, Lupin. I've lost many goldies do you now have??

Lupin 01-13-2010 06:56 PM

25, Kymmie. I just added my 3 blue orandas. I have one unused pond but the two old ponds will eventually be replaced with a large new one at 500 gallons. I'm hoping it could house 20 orandas.:mrgreen:

And 2-3 more goldfish still waiting after a month including my male Siamese doll.:sad: They weren't shipped yet. I canceled another shipping transaction because I found the blue orandas finally after looking for them everywhere in the last 3 months so I am chuffed I found some finally. *dances happily*

aunt kymmie 01-13-2010 07:05 PM

I don't recall ever seeing any pics of your ponds. Have you posted those before and I missed them??

Lupin 01-13-2010 07:07 PM

Hmmm...I can't remember if I ever posted them. I had one photo of it shared before with a frog sporting a tail resting on my

aunt kymmie 01-13-2010 07:10 PM

I'm pretty sure I would have recalled seeing them if you posted them. I think it's time to show me the pond!! :-)

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