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Mindemae
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #180 on: December 25, 2010, 08:21:11 AM »

DAY 21!!!!!!

YAY! 3 weeks today!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday all rolled into one!! Smiley

I've decided to quit stressing about their diet.
I think their diet is just fine and do not plan on making any changes to it until next week rolls around.
They have clearly given me the sign that they are only interested in their micro-foods right now so, I will continue feeding that for another week. Smiley
Another thing is that they now know a new trick! LOL!
If I go by the tub and call them....they come swimming to me.
They know my face and my voice!! Smiley
I'm st*pidly delighted about this!! LOL! Wink
I will post pictures soon! Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #181 on: December 25, 2010, 08:32:08 AM »

Hahahaha, of course you are delighted, I think it is so lovely. They just are such cuties Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #182 on: December 25, 2010, 12:37:23 PM »

Picture didn't turn out that well but I wanted to get the babies near the marble so you can see how much they have grown again.  Oh well...there's always tomorrow! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #183 on: December 25, 2010, 02:01:33 PM »

Awwwww I love the first pic Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #184 on: December 25, 2010, 02:19:39 PM »

Thanx, Hanna LOL he's such a chubby baby! Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #185 on: December 25, 2010, 05:24:30 PM »

Sooooo cute I want to cuddle them all  Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 21
« Reply #186 on: December 25, 2010, 05:38:24 PM »

Officially three weeks! Smiley Exciting!! Cheesy

Big bellied kids Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #187 on: December 26, 2010, 05:56:06 AM »

DAY 22
We still have 9 babies swimming!
Even the runt has gained some body mass even tho he, for some reason remains the smallest of the school. Smiley
They are so cute and tame!! They are curious about everything that goes on in their small world.  Mostly I think they are hoping it's time to eat when the big head shows up on the side of their tub.LOL!
They are even curious about the turkey baster and stay their distance from it (Their little sibling must have told them about the swirly ride)  They swarm impatiently while I clean up the leftover food, anticipating a new shower of food to come from the big hand in the sky lol.. Cheesy Cheesy
Pictures to follow a little later when I am more awake! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #188 on: December 26, 2010, 06:03:00 AM »

LOL, Minde, so sweet  Cheesy
I prepare to go to bed, lol
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #189 on: December 26, 2010, 06:32:13 AM »

I can't believe how quickly they grow and how smart they are. You are going to have the best bond with these fish ever, it's lovely Smiley It looks like the runt will survive but might always be small.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #190 on: December 26, 2010, 03:34:45 PM »

Here they are folks!  The amazing goldfish fry on DAY 22! LOL!
It is getting harder to snap a clear picture as they swim so fast now!!
They dart here and there and make me dizzy trying to follow them.
The last picture is blurry....and yes they baby does have eyes he just swam so fast, past that marble, I think he left them out of shot! LOL! Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #191 on: December 26, 2010, 04:04:15 PM »

Eeeeek! look at them, I'm melting Minde thank you again for sharing this touching journey. Their growth continues to amaze me and that is because of you! ♥
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 22
« Reply #192 on: December 26, 2010, 05:36:59 PM »

Minde, this is awesome, they are such lovely quick growind sweethearts and you are the best fishy mum  Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #193 on: December 27, 2010, 03:54:20 AM »

DAY 23

THE SAGA CONTINUES... Wink
Well decided I needed extra sleep, and so I fed the babies their last feeding at 10:30 pm and went to sleep but that maternal, internal clock got me up at 3 am!  I am wide awake, so I started coffee and then went downstairs to find babies hungrily waiting to be fed. 
As I was cleaning out the tub with the ever faithful turkey baster, I noticed that there is now more poop than leftover food at the bottom of the tub.  So that means they are digesting the food I am giving them, growing enough for me to be able to visbly see the result, Wink and that much closer to be mature enough to transfer to the new home (15 gallon tank)! YAY!! I can hardly wait! Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #194 on: December 27, 2010, 04:33:19 AM »

Yay Minde,
hooray

when do you intend to move them to their new home? How exciting. I feel like I accompany you in your journey sise by side.
You are just brilliant. Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2010, 06:08:01 AM »

Awesome! Cheesy

I start feeling like it was only yesterday you posted that you had found baby goldies in your tank :'D
Oh, the babies are growing up :'D
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #196 on: December 27, 2010, 07:21:59 AM »

I know Nossie its been so long since you found them in your tank!
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #197 on: December 27, 2010, 11:07:27 AM »

They're not my babies! Smiley Minde found them in HER tank! Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #198 on: December 27, 2010, 04:32:21 PM »

DAY 23
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 23
« Reply #199 on: December 27, 2010, 05:13:10 PM »

Minde, they are really growing now, one can notice the difference from day to day.
Cute little buggers, LOL Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #200 on: December 28, 2010, 05:42:28 AM »

DAY 24

I've decided since the babies are now more than 3 weeks old to try and feed them every 4 hours instead of 3.  The reason being is that they are bigger in body mass and can maybe store food longer? 
Also, it would be more helpful for me and lastly, they need to eat less often when they are moved to the 15 gallon in a few days, or they will pollute the tank.  Smiley
So the new menu would be:
6 AM Rotifers and Spiralina
10 AM HBH Fry food
2 PM Brine Shrimp
6 PM Hikari First Bites
10 PM Vitaline
I might throw in an extra fedding and I am going to continue to try new foods in the next few days to see if I can't at least get them to eat crushed regular golldfish food before the big move! Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #201 on: December 28, 2010, 05:45:56 AM »

Yummm, nice menue, lol

Let us know how they'll look at you when you come and feed them only every 4hours, I can imagine they will jump into your hands to gobble down the food, lol Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #202 on: December 28, 2010, 10:17:29 AM »

I think that should be just about right Smiley
But they're still just babies, so it might be good to still feed them pretty heavily/often, and keep that up with frequent water changes, every second/third day or so Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #203 on: December 28, 2010, 10:24:45 AM »

I can't believe that some breeders advise to only feed 2X's a day! Smiley
At this stage of development they are growing so fast!!!
Yes, I will give them larger portions at each mealtime, I really think now they can handle finding food faster better. Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #204 on: December 28, 2010, 12:19:31 PM »

I'd feed them more than that while they're still small! Smiley Just to make sure they get the nutrition they need to grow BIG and strong! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 24
« Reply #205 on: December 29, 2010, 01:05:18 AM »

soory! been away where there's no internet so...

Just want to extend my congratulations to you Minde, the little guys aren't so little anymore! I cant believe its been more than three weeks already! and they look like goldfish now! its going to be exciting when they're finally in the 15 gallon tank Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 25
« Reply #206 on: December 29, 2010, 02:25:00 PM »

DAY 25

YAY! I finally found frozen daphnia!
So I will be adding this to their diet too! Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 25
« Reply #207 on: December 29, 2010, 07:36:57 PM »

Cute, little sweet things  Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 25
« Reply #208 on: December 29, 2010, 10:00:21 PM »

absolutely adorable they are. Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 26
« Reply #209 on: December 30, 2010, 03:41:30 PM »

DAY 26

Look at these pictures!! Cheesy
Presenting........REAL BABY GOLDFISH!!! Grin
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