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Mindemae
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #90 on: December 14, 2010, 11:45:48 AM »

Here they are!! The little Bobble heads on Day 10! Smiley
Haha I got too close with the camera and actually touched the water with the lens! Roll Eyes
Had to wipe it off and start over! Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #91 on: December 14, 2010, 11:52:11 AM »

If you look at DAY 9 and DAY 10 pictures, you will see how much more rounded they are in DAy 10 so that means another growth spurt is in order very soon!  I bet tomorrow we see a bigger change yet. Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #92 on: December 14, 2010, 02:53:54 PM »

YUP! theyre starting to look less like bugs and more like fish! Cheesy I can't wait to see them grow a little bigger Cheesy Cheesy

Just a tidbit, I definitely had a dream about these little guys.. only they had fully grown and I was looking from the cup's point of view. I even saw the turkey baster! XD Goshdarnit.. XD i have really messed up dreams.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #93 on: December 14, 2010, 02:56:37 PM »

Oh my gosh Kat...believe me I have had dreams about these guys too! and so has April!! LOL That is so funny!
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #94 on: December 14, 2010, 05:19:48 PM »

I definitely see the difference in their size from day 9 to day 10. Sweet little buggers  Cheesy

LOL Minde, sure you have dreams about them, they are NO1 at the moment every single day Wink.. I've got dreamless nights at the moment Sad  too tired from work... it's insane now
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2010, 05:53:50 PM »

I hear you on that one Hanna, Exams are crushing my skull... one more then i'm done! Cheesy

Minde, I betchu you're gonna have a pretty orange one in there somewhere Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2010, 06:08:26 PM »

Kat, I'm hoping for at least an orange and white one! Wink

My husband told me I told him to be careful last night and not hurt the babies. He's like "what babies" and I guess I toold him that the baby goldfish were in the bed LOL!  Sure shows how a tired mind thinks! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2010, 06:30:51 PM »

BWAHAHAHAHA Minde this is so cute, LOL
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #98 on: December 14, 2010, 07:03:31 PM »

Oh my goodness Minde you must be tired! I once slept with a tiny budgie chick (4 days old) in a box next to me in bed. Whenever he stirred or cried I just touched him gently as he was looking for warmth from his mother (she abandoned him as she had 8 chicks in her clutch  Shocked) anyway this was working along with a magic bag I placed under the box to keep his temp constant. I'd nuke it in the microwave a few times thru the night. I'll never forget waking up having slept thru the whole night and there was no sound coming from the box and looking to see that the little one had passed away. I was destroyed for weeks after that. You have to know you are doing amazing work raising these tiny treasures Minde Wink Every day is a blessing coming on here and reading of your progress - thank you ♥
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #99 on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:05 PM »

Hanna, sorry to hear you are having dreamless nights, maybe tonight you will dream of these sweet little babies Wink I dreamed last night that I was knitting dozens of little wool socks  Shocked maybe I had one of your dreams LOL.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #100 on: December 14, 2010, 07:35:51 PM »

Awww...April that is so sad about the chick....but at least you tried and did your best! Kiss
Frankly I'm surprised I haven't lost one or two yet.  The runts you know, they might not make it but so far they keep swimmin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #101 on: December 14, 2010, 09:24:29 PM »

Let's first think about it that they WILL make it. You are such a good mother to them.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 10
« Reply #102 on: December 14, 2010, 09:42:56 PM »

You are, Minde. So so dedicated to these little ones. I mean, you get a sense of what it's like to have children, what with your sleepless nights. And I saw an orange and white fishy in my dream too! looked like my little Sono, but thats cause Im biased XD
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #103 on: December 15, 2010, 06:17:50 AM »

DAY 11

Well here we are on DAY 11.
The babies are swimming stronger now...still 9 swimming.
One is still so very tiny and undeveloped...I don't know.. Undecided
Accidently sucked him up with the turkey baster this am...sheesh! Roll Eyes
He just looked at me in the bucket I put the syphoned water in and I swear he was cursing me out and saying wtf?  LOL!
Poor little guy went for a swirly ride..... Cheesy
So now he joined his friends and ate the liquid fry with them.
He looks like he may be on rotifers and liquid fry the rest of his life!
I upped the control on the bubbler a bit since most of the babies look like they could swim in a bit bigger current now.
They eat at all levels of the water I notice and sometimes come over to the bubble wand to ride the bubbles.
They swm more like little fish now instead of that jerky motion they made before.
I swear I can start to see a dorsal fin developing now.
I'll post pix a bit later. Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #104 on: December 15, 2010, 06:21:12 AM »

Hey maybe the father was Smidget seeing as they are runts  Cheesy Hahaha (yes I know they are in different tanks Tongue). Maybe they could be for friends for him  Wink I hope the littlest one makes it but if not as least you know you are being the best fishie mum ever Smiley
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #105 on: December 15, 2010, 12:35:23 PM »

Omg I'm so excited I can hardly type!!
Sometimes I just don't see much growth but go back and look at the photo of Chad on Day 8 amd then look at him on last picture Day 11!!! Squeee!!!!!!  I can't believe how much he grew.  These pictures are even helping me see how they are growing!!!
Little 1/4 of an inch fat things...they sure are filling out now!!  This is so much fun!!  anyone else check for babies yet? Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #106 on: December 15, 2010, 12:45:23 PM »

Andrea you're so funny! Cheesy
Hey Smidget grew a bit....take a look! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #107 on: December 15, 2010, 12:50:41 PM »

Holy smokes! they are so cute with those tiny specs for eyes looking up at you ♥ the bond you are building with them is amazing Minde  Grin what a difference indeed  Shocked
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #108 on: December 15, 2010, 02:15:28 PM »

Wow! Cheesy And I see Smidget grew too! Smiley

I didn't really bother looking for kids in my tank, mainly because I'm sure the eggs would all get eaten Tongue
And I wouldn't have time to care for fry at all because of my job Undecided
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #109 on: December 15, 2010, 03:55:04 PM »

Hooray, it is so lovely.... geez, must hurry to work, see ya later
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #110 on: December 15, 2010, 04:07:30 PM »

I hope I have dreamless night because most of my dreams can be disturbing.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 11
« Reply #111 on: December 15, 2010, 11:56:48 PM »

Aww they are looking so cute, but still a bit of a mix between an insect and a fish Cheesy How long do goldfish take to grow up? And aw smidget has grown, good on him Tongue
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2010, 05:48:04 AM »

DAY 12

Wow! What can I say but that it is almost 2 weeks since I found those tiny shreds of glass.
Every day I see a miracle of life unfold right before my very eyes.
Yesterday I took pictures of the babies at around 11 am and last night at their last feeding, a little more than 12 hours later, I saw more growth and development.
Thank you for letting me share this wonderful, and educational, and amazing experience with you! Smiley
They are of course a bit bigger in size and I notice that in the am I don't have as much coarser food to clean out from their feeding the night before.  The brine shrimp are all eaten up quickly, now.  I love watching them chase the tiny pieces around as the bubbler softly swirls the food all over their container.
With the babies eating more there is alot less clean up, so I now only do a complete water change every other day.
 Smiley  I will post Day 12 pictures later!
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2010, 01:59:31 PM »

Day 12 pictures.
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2010, 04:38:47 PM »

Look at the little buggers! Soooo cute, and they sound like they're just full of energy!

I haven't been looking for baby goldfish, I don't think Tiger is the boy I wanted XD and the most I've seen out of my two fishes is playfighting at best. They chase each other around the tank and push one another into the ground... sooo funny watching those two. I don't think it's bullying either, as no one is getting hurt, there's no fin nipping, and it lasts for a few seconds. XD

But really, Minde, you've done an amazing job taking care of these little miracles. It's truly fascinating, watching these little guys grow! I really think that they're on a good road to survival, and I want them to grow as fast as possible! I'm getting impatient! lol!!

I love how you never fail to post pictures every day, and give a little info on how they're feeding and what they're doing. Have they developed personalities yet? or are they too young to tell? No matter, they will be beautiful fish when all's sad and done, I'm just having problems WAITING. I suppose all good things take time. I'm glad you're taking care of these little guys, Minde. You're doing phenomenally. Just remember to eat, girl! XD and sleep! goodness me, it sounds like you have your hands full with ACTUAL children lol


I know it's common for fish to eat fresh vegitables and the like. Perhaps it's not a good idea for little fish fry, but at the same time, I have to ask when you may start such feeding behaviour. Probably not till they're older. XD poor little things, they're just tryin to grow up Cheesy

I wish I had a bigger tank, and more time to actually look for small fish babies. I think, from what you have so far, Minde, that caring for these little guys is a lot of work, but very rewarding in the end Smiley


Wow, I think that's the most I've posted at once XDXD
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #115 on: December 16, 2010, 05:39:26 PM »

Ah, Kat, You know I was curious as to how my babies were developing.  You know, are they average, ahead, behind etc., so I went and found some other fry and looked at those.  On one my babies looked like their month old babies, so they looked ahead.
And on another two week old mine looked the same...so I guess how big they are right now is pretty normal for their age. Smiley
The other thing is I feed them spirulina powder once a day.  So that is a very good vegetable source for baby fish.  If they were in the regular tank they would probably dine on algae, but I have 6-8 inch goldfish in there so the babies certainly would become their snack.  The only thing they can fit in their mouth right now is fine powdered foods and the baby brine shrimp which are almost microscopic. Wink
The "play fighting" you see between your two fish might be spawning behavior. Wink
All I can say is if you ever find tiny fry and decide you want to hand raise them, then be prepared for an extreme test of patience! Cheesy
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #116 on: December 16, 2010, 06:35:16 PM »

Oh look at them grow  Shocked really starting to fill out - hooray little babies  Grin
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #117 on: December 16, 2010, 07:20:59 PM »

Hey Minde! Sorry for reading this so late, but congrats so so so much on your new little babies!!! They look lovely!
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 12
« Reply #118 on: December 16, 2010, 07:22:47 PM »

Thanx Oranda Lover! Smiley
It's alot of work raising little babies but so much fun too! Wink
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Re: BABY GOLDFISH DAY 13
« Reply #119 on: December 17, 2010, 05:23:46 AM »

DAY 13

WOOHOO!  We are almost 2 weeks old!
I can't believe how easy it is to do head count now.
I believe by the time these babies are 1 month old that they will be able to go into a regular tank, with a regular filter system.
I have this instinct now that has taken over.  I can "feel" when they need more to eat and more often. Smiley
They got 9 feedings yesterday and were so hungry each time...mother nature tells me that a growing spurt is on the way.
They fatten up a little and then grow leaner and longer, so storing up fat for the growing spurt.
They are darker in color now, not so transparent so that is why the head count is so much easier to do.
I have that one baby tho that is still lagging behind and concerns me.  Not sure if he has something physically or internally wrong with him.  I guess time will tell. Wink
Pictures to follow later! Smiley
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