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Mindemae
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MEET MY NEW BABIES UPDATE
« on: December 22, 2010, 09:42:17 AM »

Hi there,
I won some great fish from Ken's auction on Goldfish Connection. Cheesy
They are all warming up to their new home.
Gorgeous fish, all three.  Their pictures surely didn't do them justice!
I am so very pleased! Smiley

Red/white Ryukin....I named her Mitzi
Red Ryukin.....I named him Charlie
Red/white egg fish.....I named him Egbert
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 12:37:21 PM »

They're beautiful! Which tank are they living in? Smiley
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 12:45:53 PM »

They are living a 30 gallon tank! Wink
I am going to remove Egbert but didn't want to for a week or two until he adjust to his new home and becomes familiar with the feeding schedule, our chemical free water and so forth. Smiley
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 12:51:20 PM »

they so much prettier then their photos. I am so glad your first time with ken worked out so well. lol i see you finally decided where to put them bet your hubby glad that parts over lol.
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 01:02:38 PM »

Minde, Congrats,
your new babies are so pretty. And so happy and healthy too.
I am amazed how they survive transportation etc.

Just out of curiosity: How were they packed when they arrived? And how did they react when you unpacked them?
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 01:19:40 PM »

Thank you Nossie, Aimeekat and Hanna for all your nice compliments...I adore these fish!
They were packed really well and sent overnight fed ex express.
They came in a double bag about 1/3 water to 2/3 pure oxygen, inside a styrofoam insulated box, that had another plastic bag filled with styrofoam peanuts placed between the bags with the fish in them, so that the bags wouldn't shift around at all.  Smiley
The only fish that had some adjusting to do was Charlie the red ryukin.  He was a little off balance and extremely scared...he kept wanting to try and cram himself behind the driftwood every time I would go near the tank.
I floated the bags in the tank water for about 20 mins. and then scooped the fish up with my hands and placed them into the tank, gently and kept the lights off.  These were instructions from Ken he gave me over the phone.  He said the fish would need at least 24 hrs to adjust and they would probably swim very little the first 24 hrs.  I added my Kordon fish protector to my aquarium before I released the fish.  I thought the vitamin B12 and slime protector it has in it might be beneficial to them.
I did feed them last night a few frozen peas and orange pulp.   They loved it much to my delight.  This am when I woke up they were fine and greeted me at the tank ready for breakfast of frozen bloodworms.  Wink
Tonight on the menu is frozen brine shrimp. Smiley
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 09:00:34 PM »

They are gorgeous Minde Cheesy Especially Mitzi, I am pretty much swooning for your goldfish lol. It's very interesting how they were packaged and sent, I am also very happy they arrived safely! How far did they have to travel? I also find it interesting because I am wondering how I will transport my fish when I move out.

I love the name Egbert  Wink He is also very unusual looking, a comet mixed with a ranchu was he? Oh and how old do you reckon they are? They are so beautiful, are the two Ryukin's going in with the Oranda's?
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 10:31:05 PM »

Thanx Andrea! Smiley
Egbert is a jolly fellow, he reminds me of a dolphin some how.  He is so active and good natured, very friendly too.
He warmed up to me right away!
I think the next auction I will get him a friend! Wink
Yeah, Mitzi is the queen of the tank!  She is really beautiful and glides through the water as if she owns the tank!
Charlie is the clown.  He's very fast and skittish.
I just love them all.  I am going to keep Mitzi and Charlie together ina 30 gallon tank and then Egbert by himself until i get him a friend. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 10:45:16 PM »

They're gorgeous! Love them, Minde!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 10:50:37 PM »

thank you, Orandalover!  they are the biggest healthiest fish I have ever owned!
I love them too! Smiley
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »

Minde they are so beautiful I am very happy for you and them Wink Thanks for sharing the details of shipment too - good question Hanna! I had wondered this for some time  Grin They look absolutely stunning in their new home ♥ Welcome to the fish forum Mitzi, Charile and Eggbert!
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 11:13:18 PM »

Thanx, April,
I know just what I needed more fish when I have all those babies to take care of but I couldn't resist and was so curious to find out about the kind of fish Ken has to offer and also the details of shipping.  What better way then to have some fish shipped to me! LOL! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 11:47:08 PM »

They are all wonderful looking fish. I am so glad that they all arrived safely and are doing well in their new home Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010, 12:44:46 PM »

I believe eggfish were the predecessors of the ranchu Smiley So they're not really a cross of anything, they just turned out this way through selective breeding of commons Smiley
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2010, 01:36:27 PM »

Found this link minde. Hope it helps ya.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010, 01:45:12 PM »

Wow! Thanx Aimee this is a great link with great info!
I'm beginning to really favor these egg fish.  Smiley
That link is great with info on all breeds too!
So very helpful and I am learning new things about all my favorite breeds! Wink
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010, 02:07:36 PM »

Aimee, thanks for sharing this link, I added it to my favorites  Wink
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010, 04:23:24 PM »

Wow Minde 3 more fish!!
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010, 05:20:38 PM »

Oh, Minde, I am DROOLING! You have some beautiful fish. I'm quite partial to Charlie-his coloring is fantastic! How lucky they are to have an mommy like you.  Smiley
Aimee, thanx for the link! I never have heard of an eggfish before now!
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2010, 06:19:39 PM »

Great link Aimee! They are so cute these eggfish. Minde how are these new babies doing today? Heading over to your baby goldfish update now Wink
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2010, 02:17:35 AM »

That's a very interesting link Aimee, thanks Smiley I wouldn't mind my own eggfsh.
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Re: MEET MY NEW BABIES
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2010, 02:22:37 PM »

Mindemae: What kinds of plants do you have in the aquarium? Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2010, 02:28:40 PM »

Here's another link about eggfish. Smiley Wink
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2010, 03:20:30 PM »

Plants: water sprite, anacharis,pennywort,crytocorne,  some big thick leaf...satitariu??
I don't know the names
It's heavily planted...had the aacharis growing in there about 2 years now.
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2010, 03:49:35 PM »

Lovely! Smiley I thought about buying some more different, bigger kinds of plants! Grin
Maybe some Elodea for Bruce? Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2011, 11:08:34 PM »

How big is the eggfish, he looks very long
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2011, 03:42:54 AM »

How big are all of them? Smiley
The size usually varies from 3-6 inches or larger on the site, it'd be nice to know just how big your fish are Wink
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2011, 04:03:55 AM »

I think they are all about 4.5-5 inches...Mitzi is the biggest and fattest.  She's like a round ball.  almost the size of my hand, but smaller than my big orandas.
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2011, 05:09:47 AM »

they are so beautiful
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2011, 06:01:57 AM »

Thank you Prim and welcome to the forum!! Smiley
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