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Trippy
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My Olivia I think is getting old.
« on: September 21, 2011, 10:49:44 PM »

The first picture is from back in Feb, and then now.

When I got her years ago, she had so much color. She's aging gracefully.
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Trippy
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 11:57:52 PM »

Also her friends are all grown up now!

the angel was the size of a dime in may!

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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 01:51:43 AM »

How long have you had her for? She's still aweful pretty. If she is old then I hope she has a very peaceful retirement with you. Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 02:06:48 AM »

Beautiful Smiley
What type of pleco is that?? He looks pretty much like mine! Cheesy In body shape at least, the pattern is different Smiley
From experience, goldfish start looking older and charming when they're about 10 years old, give or take c:
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 05:44:42 AM »

Looks like Molly.
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Trippy
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 12:06:05 PM »

I've actually only had her for almost 4 years now. Not sure how old she was when I got her from the fish store. The pleco is just a common as far as I know, but the markings are SO different from my last one. He's like a completely different fish. He has the regular pleco markings, but then also lighter, almost yellow tribal looking markings all over. He also has a LOT of ridges. Looks like a tough guy!
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Nossie
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 02:34:02 AM »

Could be Smiley

Was Olivia big when you got her? It could be that she was an abandoned fish that someone had brought to the shop for various reasons, I have one too, no idea how old she would be Wink
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Trippy
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 12:16:30 PM »

I think she was about 3 inches when I got her.  8+ inches long now.
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 10:51:41 PM »

Also her friends are all grown up now!
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 05:29:13 PM »

Hmm well than it sounds like she may be around 10 years old, maybe less, maybe more...the only way to tell for certain is by examining the ridges on one of her scales, much like counting the rings on a tree-stump (information courtesy of Nossie  Wink) which could be difficult.

Goldfish can easily achieve 40 years + if given proper housing, so maybe her color changing is not due to aging, but to her genetics.

Beautiful fish regardless of her age!  Wink
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 04:07:57 AM »

I see what you mean about losing colour, although she is definately as Nossie said is "a charmer", (love that term, and agree it really does suit the older fish), she would be great company for F.B. seeing they are similar in size, I have noticed that F.B. is also losing her colour a bit lately, it seems to be shrinking away on her back, I will try to get some new pics to compare to the ones I took in June that are posted here... could it be dietary, I noticed some colour enhancing foods for goldie's, does anyone here use these ? I know my father uses colour enhances for his bright orange canaries and they are like fluorescent... cheers
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Nossie
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 07:16:17 AM »

I always have at least one kind of color enhancing food Smiley
Krill would also work well for that purpose since they're really rich in carotene, which will deepen the reds of goldfish.
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Trippy
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 09:58:23 AM »

I've always fed color enhancing food. Whites whiter and brights brighter?? ha!
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 01:08:35 AM »

cheers for that...
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 02:36:42 AM »

I have no idea how it works, but really, my white fish look whiter too! xD On the rest it's pretty reasonable that white looks whiter because the red become redder but...

Oh, did I tell you that right before I set the big tank up, Berry was losing her red colors? She was gradually turning white, her head lost most of the red and the spot on her back was shrinking... but when I put her in the bigger tank (with better light, food and water) she rather started expanding the reds again Smiley I got so worried that she'd turn completely white... D8
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Trippy
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 01:10:02 PM »

I never had a heater in the water until this past February when I got the angelfish. Maybe the warmer temperature made her color fade faster? She still is growing, eating, active and everything. Just the color change.
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 02:51:47 AM »

The water in my bigger tank got a lot warmer than what I had the fish in before, so I don't think it's about the temperature actually... but it's always hard to say! Some fish simply change their colors for no apparent reasons Smiley
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 03:23:33 AM »

Interesting about the colours! I've heard of goldfish changing appearance, not yet witnessed it though!

But Trippy, Olivia is a lovely looking thing! Such a beauty Smiley
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 05:04:30 AM »

my pond goldies changed colour a few years ago, one completely lost all her gold...still doing fine but.
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Re: My Olivia I think is getting old.
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2011, 08:26:03 AM »

Shubunkins are such nice fish.  She still looks beautiful!
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