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Goldiegirl
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Newest member of the family...:)
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:31:08 PM »

At long last I've finally compiled a photo collection of my newest fish, Elsie Amber. She is a chocolate oranda female (at least, that's my best guess) with stunning amber coloring and a very fiesty disposition. I know I never get tired of looking at other's fishies on this forum, so I figured I'd post a handful.
Enjoy Smiley

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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 04:00:21 AM »

Oh, she's just precious! Smiley I love the rare color Smiley
How big is she? I recently found a little red oranda for myself! They usually never have them here, and she's the happiest, perkiest little fishie right now Wink

(*sob* She reminds of my beloved Claymore)
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 05:16:56 AM »

Oh my gosh her eyes are so big!!! Smiley
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 06:44:52 PM »

Awwww Nossie so happy for you! What's her name?  Shocked And ohhh poor Claymore! I'm sorry  Sad

Her coloring is unusual; when I first got her she was almost black! Somehow my tank always makes my fish's colors pale, but in her case the change wasn't unattractive. Her body is about 2 inches long, not including the tail of course.

fantailer: I knooooow right!!! They say orandas do have large eyes, but hers (in proportion to her body) are jumbo! She even has these dark smudges on the eye itelf at the top...kinda like eyelashes  Grin I'm just in love with her.
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 02:32:17 PM »

I call he Baby most of the time, just because Wink But she's got a second name! Cheesy Sort of... Ponyo, it is Smiley

Maybe she'll become darker as she grows older? Smiley

Orandas always have such expressive eyes! Some of them have those chubby cheeks that make them look like they're smiling at you, and then there are those with huge eyes xD Berry has simply crazy eyes since there's no headgrowth around them xD It's like she's staring at you intensely! Wink
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 10:23:31 AM »

Oh how cute! Baby the oranda...love it!  Kiss

Maybe so, but it only took her a day for her color to lighten up, going from the store water to my tank. Hopefully she will, but I love her coloring either way  Grin

CHUBBY CHEEKS!  Happy goldie moment. Cheesy love the goldfish with those...Elsie has them, but they aren't super chubby, just slightly plump. It makes them look like little infants, doesn't it! My blue oranda doesn't have any wen growth around his peepers either, and it makes his eyes look just massive...like almost taking up half of his head!
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 01:12:13 PM »

Hahaha, "peepers"!! Cheesy

Oh man, the day I'd have a cute lil' ranchu with chubby cheeks... Smiley I've wanted one ever since I bought the Fancy Goldfish book Wink
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 12:19:36 PM »

Jeepers, creepers...where'd you get those peepers! *music note* hahahaha  Cheesy

I love my ranchu, despite her nasty habit of shredding my other fish's fins; apparently they are notorious for that. Her cheeks were pretty chubby for a while, but for some strange reason the chub shrunk.  Embarrassed I know that sounds kinda funny!  Tongue I'm pretty sure the fullness of goldfish cheeks is just wen growth, right?

I found Jade in Walmart with a bunch of lionheads...never would have thought, right lol?

Have you tried looking for one online if you can't find them at your LFS?  Huh
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 02:34:40 PM »

She does look cheerful!  I'd love an oranda myself, but we'd need a new tank- our comets would outswim an oranda in no time.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 07:38:43 PM »

Thanks, Nicole! She's always so peppy...I don't know what makes her so much more hyper than the rest of my fish. It must just be her personality.  Roll Eyes Every fish is different, right? She's so fast...like a little comet herself!
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 12:14:12 PM »

I do think the fluffy cheeks simply is headgrowh, it's not like obese fish get fat cheeks... xD
And I did try to look online for some local/domestic breeders but... no luck :/ I heard of some people that breed zebra plecos but.. that's not a goldfish xD

Berry swims really fast, but when I did see a comet (such an old-man comet!!) at the pet shop last time I visited, even if he was just swimming small distances he went much, much faster than any of my fancies! :O It's hard to imagine the difference before you'd see it!
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 07:49:49 PM »

Why is she hyper?  Might be all that chocolate! Wink
(Sorry, had to make a silly joke...)
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 06:13:06 AM »

Ooooooooh chocolate!
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 06:02:44 PM »

Hahahuhuh that's funny!!  Cheesy more like...hot chocolate...  Shocked lol
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 07:38:57 AM »

OMG! I wish it was cold enough for hot chocalate!
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2011, 01:54:46 PM »

I know!  Tongue I'm glad spring is here, but in a way I still miss winter  Wink off topic, sorry...

Elsie is a little on the 'obese' side for a fish...one of the reasons I'm pretty sure she's a female. It's hard to tell from the photographs, but she actually does have quite a bit of weight around her middle. I've also heard that female fish have shorter, rounder pectoral fins than the males. It's so hard to distinguish genders at her age though, so hopefully she won't sprout breeding tubercles next spring like my other fish Opal did...  Cheesy
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 12:31:04 PM »

What a rare coclor for a Oranda! It's a very pretty fish.
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2011, 06:13:47 PM »

Thank you, GoldFishKid  Smiley Unlike most of my fish, she didn't come from Petsmart. A private-owned FS had her and her twin brother there...what made me choose her was that her brother had one gill missing completely, and that can cause long-term complications.  Sad She, on the other hand, is beautifully formed, though I don't know that much about show standards.   Cheesy
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2011, 08:10:18 PM »

SHE DIED! MY POOR ELSIE AMBER DIED!!!  Cry

I left the lid 1/2 way open the other night after feeding them, which I rarely do, but in the morning I discovered her dried body on the ground - she had flipped out of the water after I went to bed. And she was soooo pretty and sweet. Why did she have to flip?!

I am having a very bad time lately with fish... Cry
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011, 02:48:46 AM »

NNOOOOOOO!! That's terrible!! D'8
And so unnecessary... :'c Once one of our biggest and oldest fish (not a goldfish) jumped out of the tank while we went grocery shopping (when I was a kid) and when we came back, he had dried to death on the floor, he was sticking to it a bit :'c
I'm so sorry Sad
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011, 04:38:50 AM »

Oh no!Why happen when your gone!?
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011, 04:46:22 AM »

Oh GoldieGirl what can we say, my partner and I were shocked to hear about poor Elsie Amber Sad, nothing anyone can say can make it better, but please, dont be dis-heartened, you have to put it down to experience... fish need good people like you, to look after them... and because you have shared what happened, many others may be saved from having this happen to them... So Sorry, condolences.... > Ron and Sharon
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2011, 09:59:58 AM »

Nossie: Thank you. It seems they always jump out when you are unable to snatch them and throw them back in the tank before they die. And that's awful about your fish!

fantailer: yes, it just had to happen when I wasn't there! It was so heartbreaking to look in the tank in the morning smiling at all my babies, then to have a cold wave rush over me when I couldn't see Elsie in there, who was usually the first one always to greet me. I just burst out crying at the sight of her lifeless body on the carpet  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

Ron H: Thank you so much for your kind words. It's just hard not to want to give up completely when something like this happends... Sad especially to your favorite.

I always have heard that it was bad to have the lid on all the way because it minimized oxygenation, but if I just had closed it all the way she wouldn't have gotten out...from now on I'll only take it off when I'm around to supervise.
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011, 09:10:55 AM »

Oh man :/

I had a really scary experience just now with my newest little baby! Shocked
We had biked to my parents' place (about 1h45mins on bike) and stayed there over the weekend. When I came back, I noticed that the contact to the filter in the quarantine tank had fallen out of the socket!! My poor baby was just sitting on the bottom/swimming around really erratically! She wasn't even interested when I came closer to see if she wanted some food

It must have been off for so long that the water had been messed up :/ I didn't even test it, just changed out 70% of it and added my favorite first aid (the "fluid bio filter media") and she's starting to act like normal again after an hour or so now... but oh my, I got so worried that she would get sick from it :/
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2011, 08:48:45 PM »

I bet that was scary! Good thing she didn't encounter further complications having the water messed up so  Smiley

If you had gotten home later it might have been a much worse dilema... Shocked
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 11:15:31 AM »

Yes! o___o Man... how I panicked D: What if she would've been poisoned and died? :C Or gotten... DROPSY! D8< (Man, I hate dropsy..)
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011, 03:34:13 PM »

Dropsy is one of THE ALL TIME WORST fish diseases. It's so hard to get rid of, and its sad to watch the fish suffer. When I was at Petco the other day they had a tank full of pearlscales that had dropsy so bad that their heads were literally sinking into their bodies. I felt so bad for them  Cry

I never want to leave home now so I can guard my fishies from such perilous situations  Undecided
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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 12:21:44 PM »

That's terrible :/ Poor pearlies :'/
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Re: Newest member of the family...:)
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2011, 02:16:03 PM »

I wish fish never got sick...especially when they can't be cared for.  Sad
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