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Ron H
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2011, 08:42:37 PM »
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Hi sparkly-puffball, I found that with our last two fish (Bowie and Snowie), after we brought them they were placed in a small quarantine tank that we put on our breakfast bar that separates our lounge and kitchen, the fish soon became used to us probably because we are always around the place and they were getting fussed over a bit before it was time for them to go into our tank or ponds... these fish now have no fear of us and start begging and carrying on whenever you go near the tank... cheers > Ron
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Nossie
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2011, 03:36:27 AM »
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I always had my fish pretty close to the couch Smiley That way I can talk to them, and they can keep an eye on me no matter what I'm doing Wink They usually start off very shy, but it usually doesn't even take to the end of the quarantine period until they start reacting to my voice and twirling about for me Smiley

Best tip I'd give would be: Talk to them, all the time, and especially when you feed them, that way you and your voice will mean something good to them.
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2011, 06:49:03 AM »
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I have my tank in the middle of the four most busiest rooms. So they know people's voices and body are good so they follow people who go by and the perk when they hear voices.
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011, 03:49:08 PM »
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I love that first picture. Peaking out from behind the plant. Cute.
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2011, 04:40:20 PM »
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Beautiful, beautiful markings! And fantastic photos on your behalf!
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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2011, 09:53:33 PM »
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cheers all, she is a great fish and such a big one at 7 and a bit inches and still growing...
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2011, 07:24:27 AM »
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Wooooow! Big ol fish! Cheesy
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2011, 02:53:27 AM »
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"STILL GROWING"?! I'm getting really jealous over here.... :   D
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2011, 07:42:07 AM »
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You gonna have a foot long fish Ron H. Smiley
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2011, 07:14:17 PM »
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yeah she's still growing Nossie, I think she got bigger in the week I was away Cheesy ... she really is wonderful, I cant believe the growth she has put on, and I think it's her new varied diet, maybe its the pea's (thanks to you all here for the advice, posts and the stickies) to be honest she has some very plump fillets attached to her sides, lol  Wink but she should have no fear, Im a vego, hehe... anyway we will be getting her a new home soon as she is clearly outgrowing her old one.... and fantailer, she is well on the way to a foot long, maybe I should think about that when I am looking for her new home... cheers all
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2011, 01:49:03 AM »
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Awesome... Cheesy Congrats! Smiley
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2011, 03:34:24 PM »
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You better call Ripleys soon Cheesy!
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2011, 10:37:42 AM »
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Hee hee fantailer you make me laugh! Grin

I think the biggest goldfish right now is Bruce, holding the world record of 16 inches long.
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2011, 03:23:23 PM »
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Wooow that is a monster fish! Shocked
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« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2011, 05:38:46 AM »
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Bruce is  the prettiest ever! I wish he was mine <3 Wink
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« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2011, 01:27:15 AM »
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hi OOOO, long live King Bruce... I just had to check him out, what a monster, and an oranda too... cheers for that info Goldie...
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2011, 05:27:46 AM »
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AN ORANDA!?!?!?! lol even better. Cheesy
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2011, 12:01:08 AM »
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here are some links if anyones interested...  what a whopper, in the 2nd link he looks as though he is expanding more on the inside and his outsides are only just holding it all in...

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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2011, 04:42:42 AM »
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Wow that thingis giant! Shocked
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2011, 10:57:59 AM »
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Thank you for sharing the articles, I can't believe he's so huge! The lady in the first article mentioned something about "exercizing" goldfish to help it get bigger...how would one go about doing that? I guess you could always get a bloodworm or something and move it around the surface of the tank just out of reach...  Smiley
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2011, 01:28:10 AM »
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I love the pictures of her blowing the bubbles. So cute. Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2011, 02:26:14 AM »
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haha Goldie I had a mental image of a special leash for fish so we can exercise them around the pond Cheesy Cheesy ... and cheers GoldFishNoob...
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2011, 04:12:57 PM »
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Oh I don't think mine would like that very much Ron!  Grin But hey that might be her secret?  Smiley
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2011, 04:07:45 AM »
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Fish leash? Tee hee! xD

I think one secret is giving them a lot of space so they have to swim from one side of the tank to the other to grab the food Wink Mine go surprisingly fast from one end to the other when the pellets/bloodworms/veggies touch the surface... xD

But I think that fish exercising might be worth looking into.. c:
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
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Pretty colors!
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Re: Pics of F.B. our fantail
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2011, 10:52:54 PM »
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How beautiful!
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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2011, 04:10:50 AM »
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thanks all, will let F.B. know she is being appreciated on the web... cheers
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