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taratron
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What kind of fish is timmy?
« on: April 11, 2009, 12:26:08 PM »
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I have a 6inch (without fins) goldfish that I've had for about a year and a half. When i got him i got him out of the "small fantail" tank. His appearance has radically changed since then, he's turned completely silver and kinda looks like a softball with fins and a face. He has very large fins and kind of a bumpy forehead and very fat cheeks. He almost has a cartoon face, he's very cute! I was just wondering if he actually is a fantail, cause i've never seen one like him before.
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 03:31:58 PM »
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Hi,

I agree, your fish is very cute. Cheesy

A pearlscale has a body that is  shaped like a golfball, and your fish seems to fit that profile. Its scales are similar to a pearlscale too. I posted some pictures other pearlscales so you can see.
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 05:00:48 PM »
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Thanks! Well his scales have the color of pearlscale, but they're not raised up and round like i've read a pearlscale's scales are..
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 06:11:39 PM »
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that is diffently a type of pearscale Smiley
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 09:52:04 AM »
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What u have is a lemonhead oranda. No doubt about that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:49:11 PM »
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i've never heard of a lemon head oranda.. I will definitely have to look that species up. :3

i have discovered that no matter what he is, he does have a butterfly tail...i didn't even know that existed and i always used to say "timmy's tail looks like a butterfly from behind!"...go figure! lol.
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 01:42:16 AM »
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That is an adorable fish you have there! I dunno what species he is, but I'm insanely jealous of him. (I know this forum is for fish identification... I just like looking at other people's fish ^^)
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 05:57:45 PM »
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Looks to be a cross between and oranda and a pearlie!  Very cute indeed!!!! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 02:18:57 PM »
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I happen to know that pearlscales can have an oranda type headgrowth, so I would be rather sure that he's a pearlscale with  that kind of wen (: Besides, his scales do look rounded (:
Such a beautiful tail~

(By the way, I've never heard of a lemon head oranda, so... I don't think you'll find much to check about that d: )
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 11:59:10 PM »
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There a literally hundreds of variations of goldfish out there so sometimes it's hard to pinpoint what kind it is exactly. Though i agree with some suggestions above that it is a pearlscale variant of some sort.
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 01:46:20 PM »
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True there are hundred of variations, due to breeding and whatnot. but a lemon-head oranda? O_o
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 01:50:17 PM »
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I've heard of lemon-head orandas.  The wen is light colored, yellowish.
I think it is a pearlscale with a lemon colored wen...which is very possible.
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 01:50:58 PM »
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Well. shows how smrt I am! Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 01:57:01 PM »
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I find with fish keeping there is always something new to learn everyday!! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 01:59:13 PM »
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Most definitely. Actually now that i think about it, i still dont know half of the information i need for keeping my fishy alive and happy. But, shes still with me. I must be doing something right... or she loves me THAT much... LMAO
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010, 02:04:09 PM »
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Well, I know she LOVES when you feed her!  Wink
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010, 02:07:56 PM »
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hey but what about your fish Bobbi? didju get her a friend yet?
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2010, 02:12:24 PM »
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No not yet.  I might next week.  I just got the tank all set up and it needs to get cycling first.  Then I'll have to quarantine Bobbi's new friend.  I think I'll just get another Oranda.
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010, 02:14:11 PM »
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YAY! that'd be great!!!! Oranda's are so pretty <3 I hope everything works out for you!! Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 06:20:11 PM »
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i'll have to see if i can find any lemon head oranda's to compare her to. no matter what she is, she is the cutest fish ever. lol. im gonna have to get some newer pictures of her on here..she's almost 3 now!
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2010, 01:40:35 AM »
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Ohh yes! get some pics of her on here Smiley
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 09:57:13 PM »
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here she is!!
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 10:21:32 PM »
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here she is!!

...I think you may need to try that again....
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2010, 10:23:24 PM »
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for some reason it's not posting my pictures, it's taking a million years and then just not doing it...it's getting really annoying actually...ive been trying for 20 minutes at least...
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2010, 10:24:29 PM »
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ooh i hate that. is it over 96128 KB?
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2010, 10:48:26 PM »
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one more attempt
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2010, 10:49:00 PM »
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a few more...
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 10:51:13 PM »
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Oh.... absolutely gorgeous... She's a pearlscale right? What an aadorable round little body!!! She looks like a marshmallow! Grin

So very very cute... you're lucky to have her... Smiley
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 10:57:58 PM »
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Thank you! That's what we are trying to find out.. her scales are the color of pearl, but they are flat against her body, not rounded... she's a very special and undeterminable breed. lol. but we love her anyways... she is a very special fish.. not to mention, she is so intelligent.. *sigh*...lol
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Re: What kind of fish is timmy?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 11:10:34 PM »
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perhaps shes a cross between an oranda and a pearlscale? Little marshmallow fishy... Smiley How big is she?
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