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MB Gold
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My New Guy :)
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:27:21 PM »

I went into my favorite pet shop to look at some small trops for my Chi...but you have to walk right past the goldies to get to the trops  Roll Eyes  Let's face it, if I have space and they have a cute tiny baby goldfish, he's coming home with me  Tongue  I had planned to wait until I found one of my "dream colors" (white, lemon or panda), but they had white and lemon and I picked this guy anyway, just somethin' about his little face!  He's in qt right now, just for observation, but he'll be moving to the big tank shortly, since I trust this store and 8 of my 10 fish have come from there since Sept without any problems.  Introducing Alvarez, the cutest lil bit ever Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 06:31:44 PM »

Adorable little fish!  Shocked Congradulations; I'm sure Alvarez will be happy in your beautiful tank!  Wink It's also very nice that you've found a trustworthy store so you don't have to worry so much about unhealthy fish.

I know how that is...the irrisistable fish isle...they need to make fish stores without fish so we won't be tempted!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 08:41:17 PM »

Thanks, I'm just in love with the little dude Cheesy  The store I got him from is great, they quarantine their fish when they arrive and treat the tank for flukes and parasites and someone is always cleaning tanks when I go in, lol, pretty good for a fairly rural area Smiley  I have to fight fish store temptation now, I'm stocked Tongue  Unless I set up another tank...lol
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 01:24:59 AM »

He is so precious! Smiley I love the unusual coloring too Smiley
Did you have any photos already of the main tank? (Sorry if you do, my memory is the worst... xD)
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MB Gold
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 09:23:50 AM »

Thanks Smiley  The big button eyes are what got me, lol.  I had posted a full tank shot in my Introducing My Fish thread but I haven't posted a full tank shot with the new plants, I'll have to do that once Alvarez moves in with the big kids  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 10:49:28 AM »

aww cute!! I am the same way, I dont let myself go to fish stores right now and when I go to petsmart I have to try soooo hard not to go past the fish, just way too tempting!!
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MB Gold
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 11:09:05 PM »

Thanks Smiley  I just have to avoid goldfish temptation, lol, I am still on a search for fish for my Chi and I picked up a 3.5 gallon tank today, so it'll be great for a betta  Grin
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Re: My New Guy :)
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 07:42:52 AM »

He's colors and eyes are very enique!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 01:39:50 AM »

nice fish, the green on his back is so interesting, does he have two different eye's as well?... regards > Ron
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 08:12:41 AM »

Thanks Smiley  His colors are much warmer and more vibrant under the lighting in the big tank; I'll post some updated tank pics later today, after it's cleaned  Wink  His eyes are matching big, black buttons, they're the reason I couldn't resist  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 08:52:08 AM »

I think this fish's coloration will be become Calico with soft blue base when adult.
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 09:25:57 AM »

Nevada: That's not quite true, this is "simply" a matte black and white ryukin. I have had two baby calico goldfish myself (they're not babies anymore), so if they're calico, they're calico from the beginning Wink I also have this wonderful adult fantail I bought a few months ago with similar coloring as this one, so I'm pretty sure it'll stay this way.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 03:57:07 PM »

Here's an updated tank pic and some of Alvarez with the big fish Smiley I took the gravel out of my tank, had a choking incident and almost lost one of my telescopes, thankfully I was here to get it out of his mouth.  The rocks keep them fairly well entertained, but I'm going to add some marbles or gems for them to push around, keep them active Wink
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 02:03:05 AM »

Gorgeous Smiley He looks so happy with the big ones! Cheesy How's the feeding going? Is little Alvarez getting food?

Why did you remove the gravel? :'c Or is that because of the choking accident?
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 05:48:10 AM »

Nice pics MB Gold, i like the way they pose for you... in the first pic we have them all  nearly facing front on and in the next pic they are all showing their best profile's... ha  CheesyCheesy  ... regards > Ron
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 09:32:38 AM »

Thanks Smiley  They pose well during pre-feeding photo shoots Tongue Alvarez is doing great with the big guys, there was no reaction when I put him in the tank, he just kind of joined the crowd as they swam by. He's very fast, so no problems at feeding time. Between gel food and no gravel, it's very easy to see who's eating how much.  Pippin's choking incident scared me enough that I cancelled cocktails and appetizers with friends to clean the tank and get it out of there; it was no more than a minute between me noticing he had a problem and getting the hood off to help him and he had already gone from thrashing in great distress to sinking to the bottom and just kind of twitching Sad  His mouth was stretched to the limit and when I finally got the piece that was stuck out, 2 more pieces came out after it!
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 10:10:08 AM »

Awesome on the progress with Alvarez Smiley

...worse on the gravel accident. Could it be that the gravel was a little bit too big? :/
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2011, 01:36:49 AM »

Sorry but I have another question MB Gold if you dont mind answering... was the gravel angular in shape or rounded ?... and well done on saving your fish, bet that got the andrenaline going... cheers >Ron
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2011, 10:37:10 AM »

The gravel I had in there was very natural looking, smooth but random shapes and sizes.  I've never seen gravel that is a standard size, so with 10 fish ranging from 1" to 5", the assorted stuff means everyone could find a dangerous sized piece Sad   They really only seemed bored the first day, then they discovered that plants (real and silk) are great fun (apparently the silk are only fun once they've been knocked down) Cheesy
Ron, you are right about the adrenaline, all I remember is the sick feeling when I realized he was in trouble and the relief when the gravel came out Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2011, 02:59:27 AM »

Here, we have a kind of gravel that's pretty rounded in appearance, and has very small pieces, about 5-7 millimeters max. I think that would be a safe option for your fish Smiley

Adding glass marbles would make it hard to clean the tank bottom.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 07:46:12 AM »

Nice fish.  He's like the odd one out but will turn out to be the most special of them all.  Cheesy
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Re: My New Guy :)
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 04:32:11 PM »

Holy moley!! I ADORE your fish! Agreed, he's the odd one, but the most precious!
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