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Nossie
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2010, 03:47:56 AM »

It's simply called "Fish behavior in aquariums and in the wild" written by... Stephan Reebs!
It doesn't really have pictures, aside from a few small illustrations, but the text in it is simply AWESOME! Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2010, 05:19:13 AM »

THANKS Nossie
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2010, 06:24:18 AM »

I'm hoping to get a betta soon. I'll be buying a new tank for Sunshine and I'll give the betta his old tank, which will be plenty of room for him Smiley
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2010, 06:31:28 AM »

It's getting exciting  Wink everybody buying a betta lately.... well, they ARE very decorative fish too, I love Mindemaes bowl with Kitty  Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2010, 06:33:20 AM »

Andrea, will you get a mate for Sunshine?  Roll Eyes  Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2010, 09:30:03 AM »

Yeah,
Andrea you can get a friend for Sunshine when you get a bigger tank!!  Hoooray! Smiley

I love male bettas when they puff their tail fins all up and look so gorgeous.  I love the irridescent quality of their beautiful fins.  I have the one in the kitty bowl that is mostly shiny blue with red.  He is so gorgeous.
My other one is more of a matt finish on his body but his fins are shiny.  He is just a plain burgundy color but he still is pretty.

When you go betta hunting look for one that will puff out his fins when you tap on the container or ask for a betta pellet and if he grabs the pellet as soon as it is dropped in the container, that is a really good sign that they are healthy. Smiley
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2010, 12:15:49 PM »

thats good to know. Ill be all "HEY!gimme some betta pellets!" then drop one in each of the little prisons they keep those bettas in... lol I want to take one home SmileySmileySmileySmiley
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2010, 01:02:36 AM »

Hanna & Mindemae: I really really want too. I'm desperate to get another little black moor, they are my favourite Smiley But I'm a little scared because Sunshine has been on his own for about 3 years now. How do you think he will react? I don't want to stress him out and how long does a new fish have to be kept separate until you know it's safe to put in your other fish?

Oh and thankyou for the advice Mindemae. I'll definitely try that out Smiley I want to get a redish one or a blue one, they are so pretty.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2010, 03:54:49 AM »

I keep my fish in quarantine for three weeks, did the same with my Moor and my Orandas, no illness problems here Wink

Besides, I doubt he'd have problems with the moor (: But sunshine is a comet, right? So take care and make sure that the moor will get his share of food, okay? (: And generally, look out for signs of bullying, since comets are much more boisterous than rounder varieties (:
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2010, 04:27:28 AM »

Mabe first another comet for now about the same size like Sunshine.
And if the tank is big enough another couple of black moores.

So they would have their own species as a mate.
What do you think?  Wink
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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2010, 05:16:58 AM »

Good idea, Hanna! Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2010, 06:08:46 AM »

Ah ok. Yes Sunshine is a comet, so getting another one would make sense and I actually really love comets too Smiley I don't know if I could find one his size though, they only ever seem to have young fish around here. Would that be ok? Maybe I'll look around for a really big black moor and it can be the boss of Sunshine (in a nice way of course Tongue) Because I'm not to sure about babies. I wouldn't like an over crowded tank and I'm scared of how delicate the babies seem to be. If I'm to get another friend for Sunshine is there any other types you could recommend besides a comet?
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 07:25:08 AM »

Sure that would work! But the size of the moor wouldn't really help... even if he was bigger than Sunshine he wouldn't be able to get food any easier, considering his bad eye sight. And he's absolutely not any faster even if he's bigger Wink But who knows! I don't think he'd be bullied either way, actually... but it's still good to keep an eye on things (:

If I had a comet, I would put a Common goldfish or a Shubunkin with him c: I think a Shubunkin would be great! They're calico and I think that would be a nice combination with Sunshine! (:
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 09:40:15 AM »

Hi Andrea,
Hey I was gonna suggest you check out the shubunkins but Nossie beat me to it!
They have some gorgeous shubunkins.  I had one that had really long fins and was mostly red and black!
My niece came over and fell in love with him so I ended up giving it to her since her goldfish had died. Smiley
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2010, 10:58:07 AM »

Well I have an oranda in with my comet, its not the most reliable pair I mean, you'd want a fast fish with a fast fish, but Tiger and Sonorus get along well  Smiley Maybe its because Sonorus hasnt had a fish friend in a while. Anyway, they learned to live well. Sonorus doesnt bully Tiger at all, and they chase each other, sure! Tiger chases sonorus and SDonorus doesnt swim really really fast, and when Sonorus chases Tiger, it isnt stressing and lasts for a while. no fin nipping, no bullying. They sleep together and swim together... its cute...

SORRY! went on a tangent there,..... ummmm yea so Id reccomend anpther commet or other slim bodied fish
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2010, 12:43:07 PM »

Kat: Maybe Sonorus is used to staying in the bowl so she's not as... how to say... wild as other similar fish! Cheesy How nice that they're getting along so well (:
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2010, 12:48:38 PM »

yea maybe. Smiley Maybe Sonorus thinks shes a round bodied fishy! XD
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2010, 05:31:38 PM »

I recommend a quick swimmer like Sunshine is  Wink
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2010, 07:13:36 PM »

to the petstore!!! dun dun dun DUUUNNNN!!!! lol a pretty little fishy for Sunshine! XD
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2010, 06:29:12 AM »

Aw you guys have got me sooo **** excited Cheesy But sadly I'm not getting the new tank till October which means no fishie friends for Sunshine until then Sad
I didn't think about that Nossie, I've had a black moor before and he was a slow little swimmer when compared to Sunshine. I think he also had a deformed mouth though he manged ok Smiley
I'll definitely consdier a shubunkin, I'm going to start researching now and asking the fish shop as well because I've never seen any subunkins there. Neither have I seen Oranda's, though I've learnt of Mindemae they need alot of space so I'm not sure if I could provide that once they start to grow.
My heart is still with black moors but I understand why not. Sunshine isn't the quickest eater ever (except when it comes to peas!) and he is actually quite shy compared to other fish I've had. Especially compared to the sound of some of your fish.  So maybe I can still consider a black moor.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2010, 07:38:44 AM »

Andrea, I am sure you will find the right partner for Sunshine.

And October comes quicker than we think... Wink
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2010, 10:59:27 AM »

-cry- I dont want October to come... Sad means I have to go back to school!!! SadSadSad lol
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« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2010, 11:23:53 PM »

Oh I hope so Hanna. Sorry Katarine Tongue
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« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2010, 11:28:31 PM »

LOL thats okay! XD

and Kat works too. my whole name is ridiculously long
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« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2010, 11:38:49 PM »

Haha ok Kat Cheesy Katarine is a very nice name, I've never heard it before.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2010, 12:14:10 AM »

Wink  oh its unique XD
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2010, 02:50:17 AM »

Kat: Why is my spell check reacting on your full name btw? xD Is it in any way a special spelling to it?

Andrea: I understand why! Goldfish are wonderful! (: But hey, my moor's doing fine with the fantails and Orandas I keep with him, no problems getting food Wink Even though the Orandas eat like horses... xD I think that's partly because of the fact that I kept Popo in quarantine for pretty long, so he got used to where the food comes when it does Wink In other words, a bit of practice! He couldn't find floating food at all at first, so I kept feeding him the sinking ones + peas. But he learned a bit from Cream, I think when she moved in with him (:
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« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2010, 06:03:29 AM »

HAHAHAHA Orandas eat like horses,  Grin  ours here they could eat a horse and the jockey with it, lol  Grin
at least they behave as if they could.

Kat, October in Canada is one of the best seasons there and school is easy for you, you're smart  Tongue
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« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2010, 11:30:25 AM »

HaHHAAHAHAH! "and the jockey with it" xD I have only heard about the horse + hooves before! Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2010, 01:12:22 PM »

LOL Hanna! very nice analogy!

Nossie: My name is very very unique XD thats all I ahev to say Wink
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