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cheri_alexander
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« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2011, 09:36:31 PM »

They were gorgeous.  Cry 
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2011, 09:45:12 PM »

thanks. i miss my little fishy kids  Undecided feel bad that i killed them since i didn't know any better than to buy a tank and fish and throw it together and toss them in  Sad ah well, like ron said, they will always be remembered for the lesson they taught me.
and thanks for your kind words, i wondered about who might've been "lurking on my thread"  Tongue
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« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2011, 09:48:22 PM »

Haha! I remember my Michael in that way too (also an Oranda). It was my fault he died but it will never happen again. He made me love fish and made me realize what a major responsibilty they are.
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2011, 09:55:55 PM »

i wish there wasn't that crazy misconception about throwing goldfish in a bowl or a little tank and they'll be perfectly happy and healthy. it would save many people a lot of time, money, frustration, and heartbreak; and many fish a lot of unnecesarry and unintentional suffering.
wow i really think i butchered the spelling of unnecesarry xP
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2011, 10:07:15 PM »

LOL! Thats always a hard word for me too lolol. I think it is horrible that the petstore people (usually) give you incorrect info or no info at all. When I asked what size tank this beautiful 10" oranda would need they said 10 gallons!!! The fish was over a pound I bet! Luckily I didn't believe them but I still put poor Michael into an uncycled 10 gallon tank.
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2011, 10:44:27 PM »

aww a 10 inch oranda  Cheesy i want a giant goldie haha
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2011, 05:59:43 AM »

That oranda could swallow some of my goldfish!
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« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2011, 07:56:11 AM »

Bahahaha fantailer ^_^ its an "om nom nom oranda"  Tongue
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2011, 02:58:09 PM »

They were so beautiful! Perfect headgrowth and body shape, hurts so much when such special little babies have to die Cry

Did the pet-shop-dumbasses even consider the fact that the 10-inch fish has to be able to turn around in the tank too? Wink A 10 gallon is very thin in the end, my 15 gallon is barely 10 inches wide Tongue
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2011, 06:11:41 PM »

The petshop dumbasses were, really dumbasses -.- or perhaps they figured since they sold me everything in the same day and didn't bother to mention cycling or filters or tank size requirements that my fish would die and then I'd come back for more and the cycle would continue and hooray more money for them  Angry or perhaps they really were just uneducated, who really knows.

And thank you nossie, they really were a beautiful pair  Undecided
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« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2011, 09:25:28 AM »

That's how most of them go about it... Undecided
But it's sometimes as simple as they don't care! I mean, fish die, all the time. So why bother with them in the end?

My favorite pet-shop guy had three wonderful, absolutely huge fancies today! Grin Two fat fantails and a moor, all four inches long and gorgeous Smiley He said they had been kept in a cube-shaped 150 liter (39 gallons) tank! It's not necessarily a small tank, but since it's cube shaped it definitely doesn't provide the needed swim room, and they were all roughly 4 years old Smiley In any case, he really knows what he's talking about and has kept fish since he was a kid, so it really shows Smiley
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2011, 06:16:10 PM »

I second what the others have said about the fish being beautiful  Smiley What cuties!

As Nossie said, fish die all the time, so what I find really amazing, is that you are taking all the information in and you know what to do when you next decide to keep goldfish, hun that is so much more than someone going 'oh well it died, I guess I'll buy another one now'. People make the mistake of getting the wrong tank size all the time, I've done it (infact I'm still doing it as Lucky is still stuck in her 5 gallon for another month or so) and I'm sure other people here have done it.

Hope your studies are going well by the way, sounds like you have alot on Smiley
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2011, 02:21:38 AM »

I think pretty much all of us have been in that situation, there are only a few people that join being more experienced and they still might have started out with a small tank or even a classic bowl!
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« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2011, 11:41:55 AM »

Thanks skwishee (:
Hoping I got a B on my chem test but it may have been a C if he doesn't curve at all. Ah well it went better than the last one xD
I was complaining to my roommate today that I really miss having a fishy  Tongue
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2011, 04:46:21 PM »

Lauren- what are you majoring in? I am going for history but everyone tells me to get a more "useful" degree! lol.
I highly recommend fantails. I think they may possibly be my favorite...perhaps.
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« Reply #75 on: November 16, 2011, 06:44:17 PM »

Veterinary medical technology  Cheesy
Haha im not sure what I would like yet; I think I'll just go for whoever is prettiest and healthiest or in some way draws my attention (:
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« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »

Ah cool. I worked as a vet tech (uncertified) for a few years right out of high school- very rewarding. Thats the way I usually choose as well. Ash and Willow came home with me because they were the smallest goldfish I had ever seen. Rowan was/is just a beautiful color.
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« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2011, 07:07:30 PM »

My goodness that sounds a complicated degree Lauren! What kind of things do you learn as modules and such?

History sounds interesting too Cheri  Smiley I'm currently trying to teach myself Art History Cheesy

Looking at fish in pet shops is fun, I keep finding Shubunkins I like, but I don't have the space yet  Sad
Although I did see Sea horses in the marine section once, they were pretty incredible, I had no idea you could keep them as pets!
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« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2011, 07:19:39 PM »

heh i like my career choice, except the needles part lol. i always feel bad when i have to take blood or give an injection since i hate needles so much myself  Sad

skwishee: it is rather difficult, lots of bio and chem and diseases haha, but i'm sure it'll be worth it in the end. i love helping animals  Cheesy i wanna be like one of the techs in animal planet's "animal cops", i'm fascinated with emergency medicine and dealing with abuse cases. if i could i would have a whole farm full of everybody's unwanted pets haha, from dogs and cats to horses to sheep and cows and all kinds of stuff  Cheesy
the college i go to is very hands on and we have a number of dogs and cats, rodents, and farm animals to work with. second semester of my freshman year we learned how to do (on dogs and cats) basic stuff like restrain, bathe, clean ears, trim nails, bandage, and give pills, as well as draw blood (from cephalic and saphenous veins in the legs, and the jugular  Lips sealed), give injections, give pre-anesthetics and anesthestics, intubate (endotracheal tube down the throat), apply catheters in the veins, apply urinary catheters, and monitor under anesthesia, as well as how to do basic health evaluations  Grin
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #79 on: November 16, 2011, 08:04:43 PM »

I kind of missing doing all that stuff. C-sections were my favorite part. You guys should see this amazing website I just found. raingarden.us omg they have the most beautiful fish I have ever seen and I am definitely getting one (three).  Grin
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« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2011, 08:47:11 PM »

OMG.
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« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2011, 09:32:17 PM »

Noooo! I saw that one first! lol. If they still have her when my tank is ready I'll get her. Lol that fat one is way cute too.
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« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2011, 03:46:54 AM »

Wow that sounds pretty amazing Lauren, I remember for a while I wanted to be a zoo-ologist, but I really suck at science so opted to do Illustration instead. Only now with my fish obsession getting worse (I've had a fascination with marine life for a while) I'd quite like to do Marine Biology! If only learning didn't cost so much!

But oh my... that website has the cutest shubunkins!!!  Cheesy Sooo cute!

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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2011, 06:40:44 AM »

They have the best fish there!
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« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2011, 08:29:33 AM »

Cheri: the oranda? Please do! I wanna see it grow<3
Skwishee: haha learning does cost a lot Sad you should really try though Cheesy I bet it would be really cool!
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2011, 02:46:18 PM »

Yes that same oranda. I am in love with her! I already thought of a name-Lily! Iam fighting the impulse to bring her home now. Even though I technically have tank room I should probably wait til I have a better set-up and until I get Blackthorn fixed up. I really hope she is still there when I'm ready!
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« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2011, 04:14:05 PM »

i hope so too! she's gorgeous<3
maybe you could reserve her?? idk but it's worth a look around to see if that's an option

oh! can you post pics of your orandas? i would love to see them  Smiley
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« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2011, 05:20:01 PM »

Ooh! Good idea! I bet I can reserve her!
Yes I need to get some pics of them, there is poor lighting in the dining room where they live but I will certainly try.
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2011, 05:44:46 PM »

Quick! Call dibs on her!  Tongue
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Re: 1 oranda in 10 gal tank currently CYCLING
« Reply #89 on: November 21, 2011, 01:58:52 PM »

Beautiful oranda, Cheri, you should totally get her!  Cheesy And Lily is totally appropriate for such a darling little fishy.
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