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I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by goldfishbetalover on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi everyone!
I have recently acquired 3 new fish. Quite certain they are comets...tiny little guys. One of them is white, the 2nd is a brilliant reddish/orange color with white as well, and the 3rd is a less brilliant color of orange with a white stripe. I know they are all goldfish!!!! I am going to post a few photos of them this evening or over the wknd so that folk can have a peak at them.  

I have acquired a new home for them...they are residing quite pleasantly as of today in a 35 gallon...each of them were living in spaces that were far too small!!!!   They are very small right now wondered if anyone might know how long the 35 gallon might be suitable!  They are active, eat well, play together and as mentioned I know they are goldfish just not certain if they are comets or common..this simply based on their color
Enjoy Today !!!
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by Bina on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:38 pm

Congrats on your new fish... Whenever we have adopted any goldies from friends moving away, or schools closing down tanks etc., we enjoy them for a while and then they go to my neighbour's place where they have a big indoor tank and huge outdoor natural pond.
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by Shell on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:42 pm

A 75g and a 35g, plus three betta tanks ....I think you may have MTS - must run in the family! Laughing 

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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by goldfishbetalover on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:12 pm

Thank you for your response! We are very excited about our 3 new additions! I realize the 35 gallon will not be suitable for them long term, we were thinking 1 or possibly 2 years though before upgrading to a large tank more suitable for them
Thanks Again
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by alexmtl on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:58 pm

Hey that is great news!
Sounds like a pond and turtles may be in the future...
Enjoy the babies, they grow fast
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by Sbenson11 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:18 pm

I think I have a new friend Smile

you will be fine for a year of so if they are as small as you say. Sounds like comets to me as well. the main difference between the common goldfish and comets is the length of their tails. A comet will develop a tail that will be about the same length as it's body, a common goldfish will have a tial of only about 1/4 the length of it's body.

here's a couple of links with pictures to help.

Commons have short fins: http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/goldfish/common/common.htm

Comets have long fins: http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/goldfish/comet/comet.htm

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi Steve, you do indeed have a new friend!
I have looked at your videos on you tube and wish I could come and meet all of your goldfish. You are an incredibly inspiring person!!!!
I have looked at the sites that you posted and there is nothing showing the comet, just the common...wondered if you might have a moment sometime if you could send that along as I am quite anxious to read and look at the photos.
Thank you so much for your response!
The little guys that are currently in the 35 gallon are very small and \i am assuming they are just babies...at the moment the 3 of them look very tiny in there...although the one that is white in color is the larger of the 3. I will send along photos so that you could, have a peak at them if you wouldn't mind..likely not this evening but over the wknd for sure
We have already received such joy in bringing these beautiful and graceful fish into our home and our lives.
Again Many Thanks!
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Post by Sbenson11 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:15 pm

ooops posted the same link twice, it's fixed now.

Inspiring? Don't think I have ever been called that before. Very Happy 

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:37 pm

Thank you so much!
will go and have a look now...our 2 children are anxious to peak at these photos as well!!!
BY for now!
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by Shell on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:43 pm

...I still think a pond is in my future.....and in yours goldfishbetalover Very Happy 

BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:55 pm

ha!!!! perhaps we will need to buy a larger house... one which allow for an indoor pond! or maybe 2?!
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Post by Ursus sapien on Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:59 am

^^just convert the powder room, no biggie.
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by goldfishbetalover on Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:19 am

I love that idea!!!!!!
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Re: I Have 3 New Fish!!!

Post by Pamelajo on Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:15 pm

Congrats on the new fish.
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Post by Pamelajo on Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:16 pm

Shell wrote:
BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).
Since you have seen his place you must have his address can you send it to me??
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Post by Ursus sapien on Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:40 pm

Pamelajo wrote:
Shell wrote:
BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).
Since you have seen his place you must have his address can you send it to me??
oh oh. To quote my adored Tina Turner, I smell trouble.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:26 pm

Pamelajo wrote:
Shell wrote:
BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).
Since you have seen his place you must have his address can you send it to me??
Just Google ASLC that should bring up my home address.

By the way that stands for "Anti Snail League of Canada"

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Post by Shell on Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:11 am

Pamelajo wrote:
Shell wrote:
BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).
Since you have seen his place you must have his address can you send it to me??
Ha! Why, are we sending a special package of snails?! Nope, don't have his address....just watched a ton of his videos on you tube! Couldn't see enough of the property to determine his specific location!   Razz

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-36g home to 15 zoogoneticus tequila
-10g home to 2 zoogoneticus tequila
-10g home to 1 panda cory
-10g home to 1 zebra nerite, 1 onion nerite, 1 leopard ramshorn, & 2 mosquitofish
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Post by Pamelajo on Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Sbenson11 wrote:
Pamelajo wrote:
Shell wrote:
BTW: Steve...you really are inspiring...and costly to know (i.e. now that I have seen your set-up, I want a fish pond!).
Since you have seen his place you must have his address can you send it to me??
Just Google ASLC that should bring up my home address.

By the way that stands for "Anti Snail League of Canada"

Steve
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Post by Pamelajo on Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:20 pm

[/quote]Ha! Why, are we sending a special package of snails?! Nope, don't have his address....just watched a ton of his videos on you tube! Couldn't see enough of the property to determine his specific location!   Razz[/quote]It is a group effort. Darn!
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