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fantailer
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2012, 05:19:31 AM »

You are making me want snails again. That one is so pretty!!!
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #91 on: February 18, 2012, 06:17:06 AM »

Haha I know and to think these little guys are seen by many as an 'eye sore' and a 'pest'.
I find them beautiful Grin

In fact I just saw two of mine, gracefully floating up to the top of the tank to get air, it's like an underwater snail ballet Cheesy
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Ron H
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2012, 06:23:12 AM »

Cheers for the info, link and the pic Skwishee, thats the snails I have... I am amazed at how they cleaned up my plant tank. I did see three of them today in the fish aquarium so at least I know some of them are still alive, they do have a great ability to disappear, you can spend ages looking for them too. Sorry about the late reply. Thanks again > Ron
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #93 on: February 23, 2012, 06:05:22 AM »

That's okay, yours will breed in no time!

I started off with 3, kept the population around 15 while they were in the tub, since moving them to the tank, I have lost count, there are babies everywhere! XD
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #94 on: February 23, 2012, 09:09:54 AM »

If you find the snail population getting out of control, buy a couple of Assassin snails Grin
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2012, 10:44:45 AM »

Well they're in a tank by themselves, so I'm not too worried, they have pretty much gone crazy in there! May have to start being a bit more vigilant with their eggs!

I think some fake plants will look nice and add something extra for them to slime over  Grin -been meaning to get some for a while now- as long as I keep on top of cleaning up the poop and making sure they have some nice veggies to eat they'll be fine, I'm not even sure if it's possible for them to over populate the tank? Given they are rather tiny.

I imagine because I always throw vegetables in there, there is so much food, no wonder they've laid eggs like crazy XD

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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #96 on: March 04, 2012, 07:58:22 AM »

Haha if you look at the photo of my elodea on the previous page, that was only a few weeks ago.
Look at it now Cheesy I can't believe the difference!
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #97 on: June 25, 2012, 06:55:39 AM »

A little update of my fishy face, I like to think she has grown.... but she still looks so small in the tank!

The elodea as you can see has just gone nuts in there though!
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2012, 07:18:59 AM »

my fishies seem to dig up the plants rather than eat them Sad

it might be that Lucky won't outgrow that tank; it's impossible to say how much his future growth will be affected by stunting; It amazes me that he's actually older than any of my goldies..........still I expect he is happy in his home Grin
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #99 on: June 25, 2012, 07:39:23 AM »

Lucky can't really dig up the elodea, one bunch is weighted with a lead clip so just sort of rests on top of the gravel but often moves around, whereas the other bunch is held down with my largest gravel boulder (I had no more lead clips). There is no way Lucky can move that thing.

I know what you mean about her size, but I would rather get something bigger, so that she can grow into the space, rather than grow so much, to only to be stunted again, when she is bigger. I am also wondering if her size is not only down to the growth, but the fact she was a feeder fish from a fair, so I have wondered if she was a runt or something? I imagine if she'd been with a breeder she would have possibly been culled? Not really sure how breeders go about deciding to cull or not, so that is a large speculation.

I imagine she would look like a spec of dust, compared to your goldies! Must be something in that North Wales water we don't get down here in the South!

Oh what is fun, is to skip back to the first page for the photo when I first had her with Star and then compare  Grin
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scrivens345
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #100 on: June 25, 2012, 07:56:17 AM »

growth as you say is probably multi-factorially determined



It seems to me that the factors to consider are:genetics; water-quality/chemistry; diet; swim-room


It ain't the water up here: remember my Goldies started in a 90L tank ;they were there for only a year before moving up; I am thinking that maybe the first year of development is crucial;and I'm sure that you might be on to something with the runt idea

Anyway:Lucky looks happy and at the end of the day that's what matters

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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #101 on: June 25, 2012, 09:27:31 AM »

Haha yup Lucky does seem to like being in the tank, she uses the whole space in there and I'm glad it gives her room to stretch her fins! I swear her fins have become more beautiful compared to how she was in the little tank and I have noticed Lucky's a little plumper these days Wink

You're right though about the development, most people I've come across have said to me that goldfish do the most growing in their first 2 years Smiley

I'm hoping that if I can get something bigger -still working on crazy scheme's- I can take in one or two rescue goldfish, to be pals with Lucky  Grin I was considering buying Bristol Shubunkins, but I think it would be nice to take in some fishy's in situations like Lucky was before the big tank.
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #102 on: June 25, 2012, 01:08:48 PM »

I love your tank! Smiley It's beautiful.  You did such a good job on it!  What alot of work! whew! But well worth it!
Lucky sure is lucky to have you for a fish mom! Wink
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #103 on: June 25, 2012, 04:32:02 PM »

Aw thanks minde  Grin
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #104 on: June 25, 2012, 05:19:28 PM »

I think I mentioned to you before that Lucky is most likely a cull and she wasn't as well-fed as the "chosen" fry, meaning that she'll probably end up smaller and grow slower. Especially since she was in a small tank for a while as well.
She does look like she got more chubby since last time though! Wink She must love all that space... Smiley Looks awesome with the mad elodea!
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2012, 03:53:23 AM »

Yeah I remember you mentioning that before, poor Lucky, she really didn't have the best start did she!

Hopefully if I can fulfill my 6ft x 3ft wooden tank dream next year....just imagine it.... she is going to have so much space!!  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2012, 03:59:46 AM »

That would be lovely Smiley You are going to have some friends for her in that tank then, right? Wink
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2012, 01:26:45 PM »

Wow. Lucky is lucky.  That's one BIG tank.  Beautifully set up. 
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2012, 02:21:28 PM »

Yup Lucky will have friends in the bigger tank! I'm hoping that I can help the fish rescue place near here and take in one or two goldfish for them Grin Otherwise I'll have to add to their population instead!

Sajacobs, it's really not that big, I think Lucky just makes it look bigger Cheesy It's only a 90 litre/3 foot tank  Smiley
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scrivens345
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2012, 02:24:31 PM »

looks like a Rio ?
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Skwishee
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Re: Lucky's Adventures
« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2012, 03:33:00 PM »

Scrivens I actually have no idea on the make. There's no labels or anything on it that I've seen, I'll ask my Dad when I next see him, maybe he can tell me ^_^
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