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cheri_alexander
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Meet Hawthorn!
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:01:57 PM »

I had no intention of getting a fish today! Really! But they had just got in Calico Telescope-eyes. This on has amazing finnage and I can find no defect. This is Hawthorn. She is in quarantine for the week and then she'll move into 29 gallons with my black moor, Blackthorn. She is absolutley fearless! I lifted her into tank in my hand and she is quite the nibbler!

Sorry for the bad picture quality!
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fantailer
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 04:50:29 AM »

I have never seen one of those!!!!!!
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Skwishee
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 05:53:33 AM »

Awww what a cutie  Grin
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Nossie
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 08:57:11 AM »

She looks absolutely gorgeous! Cheesy

Is blackthorn getting better then so that he's ready for a tank mate? Smiley
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 10:37:08 AM »

Thanks guys!
Nossie- blackthorn is improving slowly. I won't put them together until he is fully healed.
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laurencasualty
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 04:18:26 PM »

How precious<3 Where did you find her? The PETsMART by my campus has these little cuties too! I wanted to get one so bad!!
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 05:10:12 PM »

Thanks Lauren!I found her at Petsmart! I was so surprised to find her because she conforms to the breed standard exactly! (or as far as I can tell without measurments). She is sweet and very brave, has a great deal of personality. I love her.  Grin
Are you waiting for a bigger tank before you get someone? Or just cycling?
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Nossie
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 05:51:36 AM »

Good to hear that he's getting better! Smiley I bet they'll be so cute together! Cheesy
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laurencasualty
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 10:28:19 AM »

Just waiting for it to cycle, can't have a bigger one in my dorm Sad that's why I want to know what the smallest goldie size is so it can be living as humanely as possible..
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 08:44:49 PM »

Good plan! I think it's pretty rare but there is a variety of broadtailed moor called the China Doll that stays quite small. I read about it on the website I showed you, raingardens.us I think it was. Here are some better pictures of Hawthorn.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 11:54:44 PM »

I believe I remember seeing them there (: anyway, when I've got a place of my own I want to have a 100 gal tank with a pair of orandas, ranchus, ryukins, pearlies, and telescope eyes<3 ah heaven, my dream tank...  Roll Eyes
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 03:09:30 AM »

Your dreams will get bigger as you go, trust me. I am now wondering if I should go for 200gal...120 doesn't seem big enough anymore!  Grin
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 10:23:18 AM »

Haha nice  Cheesy
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Skwishee
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011, 05:58:52 AM »

You could always keep a moor Lauren, they are one of the smallest varieties I believe? Growing to around 6 -8 inches?
Maybe someone can confirm that, as I'm not 100% sure!
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 06:02:24 AM »

It's true Smiley
But then it's usually a good idea to either get the fish used to eating sinking food, or teaching it to feed from hand Smiley
Moors have pretty poor eyesight, and it wouldn't be good to have uneaten food laying around.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 06:07:31 AM »

I would say hand feeding would be okay, plus if the Moor is on his own, it would be easier to feed and spot if it wasn't eating?

Pellets would be okay too, if any where missed by the fish, they could easily be picked up and held in front of the fish or removed from the tank with a net? That would avoid un eaten food being an issue?
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2011, 10:36:32 AM »

A moor by itself isn't too difficult to feed. Blackthorn and Hawthorn are both in their own tanks, I just drop the food near them. Hawthorn will eat from my hand if I put it completely in the water. I think you should get a moor Lauren! They are so very cute.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2011, 11:51:20 AM »

I've been thinking about getting one, they're sooo cute Smiley but how would you handfeed it without it sucking in air? :/
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2011, 12:12:26 PM »

Scrub your hand and wrist with ONLY hot water then you can put your hand all the way into the water. I do it everyday and no harm comes to them. In fact I've gotten into the habit of never using lotion and rewashing my hands everytime I use soap, lol.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 07:29:11 PM »

I really hope PETsMART has cute little moors when I get back from Christmas break (: im gonna wait till then cuz by the time my tank is cycled I'll only have a few weeks till its time to go home for a month.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 07:37:39 PM »

That's a good plan. Make sure you ask what day their shipment comes in (there is one every week). My little dear had only been there a few hours and there were tons to choose from.
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2011, 08:24:12 PM »

The last time I got a fish from their new shipment he was so stressed he contracted a fungus and died in barely a week :/  now im hesitant to buy brand new stock b/c of how much stress it must be to move from their old place to the store to my place in like a day or 2 ya know. Think I'll have better luck this time lol?   
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2011, 04:28:32 AM »

As long as you have a cycled tank with a little salt dosage to put it in, the fish should be just fine Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2011, 10:21:21 AM »

I can't wait  Grin
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Skwishee
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »

Aww that sounds great Lauren!

Cheri is also right about washing hands, I usually wash mine in plain water, then with soap after wards.
Also just one other thing that springs to mind and is fairly obvious so forgive me if it sounds st*pid for mentioning, but if you have any open cuts, then use your other hand for feeding. I swap what hand I use to feed depending on wether I have any small open cuts on my fingers (Sometimes they just appear like ninjas XD). Its just for safetys sake really! Although I imagine you could wear a plaster? But I could just see Lucky attempt to eat such a thing if it was ever to be on my fingers within her reach XD

Although the other day I dyed my hands blue with food colouring (I had been icing some cakes) XD Haha that took a while to clean off before I was happy with my hands being clean enough to feed Lucky! I usaully only need to clean my hands though, as only my fingers go into the tank because Lucky will swim up to me, I suppose with a Moor it's a different story!
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011, 05:38:24 PM »

Beautiful coloring on this cutie! (and I love his name) Smiley
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Re: Meet Hawthorn!
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2011, 12:51:53 AM »

Very lovely fish, he is a cutie Grin
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