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OrandaLover
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Silver and gold? What type?
« on: August 16, 2010, 08:16:13 AM »

Hey! I'm new here, and I have a question about the type of my goldfish.

I'm a pretty advanced freshwater fish keeper, and I have kept fish for over 7 years. I currently have a 29 gallon for tropical fish, and I had a 20-gal. Long to spare, so I decided to try goldfish.  Grin

Just yesterday, my dad and I bought three goldfish of different types that will grow to baseball size. (Black Moor, Oranda, and another type I'm not sure of)

The goldfish is silvery with gold splotches. From what I read online, I'm pretty sure it's a female, but I'm not positive.

It's hard to post pictures from my computer, but I'll attach the picture to this topic. Please reply, as I'd like to know what breed of goldfish it (she?) is! Thanks! (Sorry for the picture quality, and the size, the camera wasn't working. But just ask and I'll see if I can post more pics!)



UPDATE: Okay, I have a hopefully larger version of that picture.
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 08:24:00 AM »

From the picture, i would guess a calico fantail?  Not 100 percent sure though without a closeup view.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 08:31:57 AM »

Thanks for replying! I'll try to get some more pictures up soon, so please come back and look in a few days!
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 03:44:11 AM »

It's definitely a fantail! I don't think it's a calico one though, since you said that it's silver and gold. You could try feeding them some color enhancing pellets and see if the spots will turn red Wink (Color enhancing goldfish foods contain natural coloring agents, so that's nothing to worry about)
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 10:11:59 AM »

Thanks, I tried your advice this morning. I suppose it'll take a while for the colors to change a bit, if they do at all!
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 03:42:17 AM »

Yes, it'll take a few days or possibly weeks Smiley Depends on what kind of diet the fish had before and such Wink
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 09:10:26 AM »

Thanks again!

Even if Pebbles (I named her Pebbles) doesn't change, I suppose I like her color - it's very beautiful
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 02:24:27 PM »

Yes, of course! Smiley But goldfish tend to get stronger and brighter colors when living in good water and fed a nutritious diet Smiley But she could simply have a lighter color that won't change! Either way, time will show.
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 11:07:42 AM »

Alright. I'm fasting them today (I do this once every week or two), as some of my fish are getting a bit on the chubby side. Oops.
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2010, 06:59:19 PM »

Pebbles still hasn't changed color  Undecided
I guess she's just that color  Grin
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 03:02:11 AM »

She probably is Wink Lucky for you that it's a very beautiful color as it is Smiley
My white and red Oranda is actually losing some red colors :'c She's turning a bit more white :'c But she's still a cutie Wink
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 06:01:22 AM »

Wich ever colour they have or will have... THEY ARE CUTE
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 06:44:17 AM »

ABSOLUTELY! It is the great truth about them goldies! :C Has to be emphasized c:
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 06:04:06 PM »

haha!  Grin I totally agree

-she hasn't changed color, so I guess this is it.... (drumroll...) She's OFFICIALLY an awesome color!
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 05:09:43 PM »

Yup
for a while now, Pebbles has stayed that color, if not gotten a little brighter Smiley Grin
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2010, 03:54:09 PM »

hee hee, Pebbles is much brighter - her gold splotches are very shiny
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 07:34:43 PM »

Pebbles is a beauty.  Congrats on finding such a gorgeous girl Wink
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 04:34:04 AM »

OrandaLover: Hey, are you going to post any new pictures of your whole setup soon? Smiley
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 09:23:49 PM »

Sure Nossie, why not? I'll get the glass cleaned up (I still have yet to do my monthly water change) and i'll take a few pictures and post them here
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 09:39:36 PM »

You only change your water once a month?Huh
I don't think that is a good idea with an overcrowded tank. Sad
I think you should change your water once a week, the very least every other week.
I think your problem is water quality issues. Sad
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 09:51:56 PM »

(I do water change on my goldfish tanks 2-3 times a week). My bad Embarrassed
Correction it's every 4/5 days. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2010, 09:52:46 PM »

I do 25% water change. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 06:16:59 AM »

That sounds good Smiley
Are you testing the water once a week too?
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Re: Silver and gold? What type?
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2010, 06:39:18 AM »

Since I have a filter I change my water 10% each week.
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2010, 07:31:27 AM »

The ideal is changing 50% every week, you can change less water if you do it more often.
10% doesn't make any possible difference in the end.
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2010, 10:18:24 AM »


I disagree.  You don't even have to do a water change or maybe just a 10% iF your water parameters are perfect.
If your nitrates are 40 or more then you want to do a 50%- even 75% change.
That is why you should test your water at least once per week, before changing your water, (once your tank is established) to determine what kind and how big of a water change to do. Smiley
Just doing a  50% water change every week when you don't really have to, I believe is distruptive to the eco-system not to mention stressful to the fish.
Anyway that is how I've always done things for years and some of my fish are almost 12 years old so I must be doing something right! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2010, 10:23:49 AM »

Which is why I'm changing 50% every second week, that's perfectly enough Smiley My nitrates are left on a level of 25 Cheesy
And I do need to take out half the water to be able to clean the gravel well, there's pretty much of dirt accumulating over the weeks Smiley

It depends so much on the tank size, when I had the 10 gallon running I tested for nitrates every second day and they were always up to 40, so I changed 75% of the water in it, and left it alone for another two days *shrug* it's pretty nice to take it easier with the maintenance...
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2010, 10:48:30 AM »

Yes, that is so true...Larger tanks are so much easier to maintain!! Smiley
I LOVE my 75 gallon!!
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2010, 12:37:58 PM »

With buckets it's a bit harder, but since it's done pretty rarely, it's okay Smiley
It feels so good not having to worry about the water quality! Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2010, 02:34:09 PM »

I like to keep the nitrates low as possible that's why I do a 2-3 times water change every week. I want the nitrates to stay under 25-30 ppm. Why should I wait for the nitrates to go up when I can do something about it? I don't want to be lazy and have my fish suffer for it. My husband and I haul buckets every water change and it's a pain in the ass. But it's a good exercise and our bushes and tree benefits from the old tank water. Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin
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