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Nomi 08-26-2008 05:40 AM

Goldfish!
 
Hey everyone! I'm rather fanatical about goldfish and was wondering if anyone else on here was also a fan of goldfish, and if anyone on here kept them!

I currently have 4 goldfish, two fantails, one butterfly telescope and one pearlscale. They currently live in a 33 gallon tank (yes, it is overstocked as of right now but the pearlscale and telescope will be moving away with me to college into a 20 gallon) along with 3 apple snails (soon to be two, I'm taking a snail with me as well).

And here they are:

This is Pigeon, one of two fantails that were the original occupants of the 33 gallon.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...h/P8070066.jpg

He started out as the runt, about half the size of the other fantail and has gained almost an inch and a half in the time I've had him. He was originaly calico, but has since lost all his black coloring. He's still such a handsome muffin though.

This is the other fantail, France.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...h/IMG_1005.jpg
He is almost all tail fin, and an endearing little guy. He isn't growing as much as Pigeon, and I highly suspect he was stunted when he was a fry.

Here is my love, Ophie (The telescope butterfly)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...h/P8070110.jpg
She is my favorite, not only because I have a soft spot for telescopes, but because she is by far the most friendly, curious, intelligent and trainable of all the goldies. And here is a picture of Ophie in her check-up bowl since goldfish were meant to be veiwed from above, and I think she looks stunning:
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...100_0778-1.jpg

And Gilbert, the baby pearlscale and the newest addition to the tank!
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...h/P8070103.jpg
Right now he is the size of a small grape, and he should reallt be a stunner when he reaches an adult size of, roughly, a large orange.

So, anyone else keep goldfish?

jazzyrider 08-26-2008 05:49 AM

i have goldfish!!!! :) i have 6 little fantails. bob, joe, bill, henry, fred & milo :D for some reason they all ended up with boys names :P

farmpony84 08-26-2008 11:40 AM

I like the BBQ flavored ones!

Small_Town_Girl 08-26-2008 01:52 PM

I like those googley eyed ones! :)

Nomi 08-26-2008 03:04 PM

Wow jazzyrider, you must have a 60 gallon to properly house all those! Lucky you! I know what you mean about naming them, the only one I'm sure of the gender is Ophie, because she was retaining eggs when I got her. The others got male names even though they haven't displayed breeding stars yet.

Farmpony84, I like the flaver blasted cheedar ones myself. ;)

Small_Town_Girl, I lke the googly-eyed ones myself (telescopes and/or moors). They are absolutly my favorite type!

Small_Town_Girl 08-26-2008 03:12 PM

My parents have a huge 75 gallon tank, and they keep an
assortment of different types of fish. They have one catfish
(small one), a few goldfish, brim, and crappie.

My fave fish has to be the rope fish though, they remind me of
a chinese dragon! I used to have one two years ago until the
sucker fish killed him. :(

Nomi 08-28-2008 07:09 PM

Wow, I wish I could get myself a 75 gallon.

I think rope fish look pretty awesome, though I've never kept them myself (just a few small tropicals over the years and now goldfish).

The crappie has one of the best names for a fish, doesn't it?

buckaroo2010 08-28-2008 09:09 PM

awww I love goldfish I had one live for 2 years one time his name was popcorn lol he was cute :D

Nomi 08-29-2008 04:50 AM

Aww, I'm so sorry your goldfish passed away so early. Most goldies live to 20-25 with proper care, and it's pretty darn easy to get so attached to them.

moomoo 08-29-2008 06:52 AM

I had one called Gilbert! :D my sisters died like, every week :lol: so she had several "Bubbles"'s


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