Monthly Archives: December 2014

2015 SOLID GOLD Calendar!

It’s finally here! I’m very excited to announce that the 2015 SOLID GOLD calendar is now available for purchase!  This awesome calendar comes in standard 8.5″x11″ size or oversized 11″x17″ size and makes a great gift for a goldfish-loving friend (but I won’t judge you if you just buy it for yourself!). It features adorable butterfly telescope goldfish from the SOLID GOLD family that have been artfully photographed by goldfish artist Jennifer Lynx.  Please follow the links below to purchase.

The Perfect Rack for 40 Gallon Tanks

I found this shelving unit from Lowe’s that fits two 40 gallon breeder tanks perfectly.  This means no more tanks on the floor of my dining room!  This is only half of the shelf, it can actually hold four tanks.  It’s nice because it’s heavy duty and can certainly hold the weight, but it also has a polished look to it so it doesn’t seem too terribly out of place in my living area.

Link Edsal Steel Shelving Unit

My new fish, Navi, is being quarantined in the bottom tank and my 3-week-old butterfly fry are up top (yes, I’m raising fry again!).  Once Navi’s quarantine is over, I’ll be able to move half of the fry to the bottom tank to give them more space to grow out.  I’m loving this setup!  In fact, I’m super tempted to run out to Petco the next time they have their dollar-per-gallon tank sale and grab two more 40 gallon breeder tanks so I can set up the other half of the shelf too…  who needs a dining room when you can have a fish room, right?!



New Fish From Dandy Orandas

Meet Navi (nah-vee), the newest member of the Solid Gold gang!  She is a red/white butterfly telescope from Dandy Orandas and she arrived on Tuesday, November 25th.  Navi arrived in pretty good shape except for a slight break in the leading ray of her dorsal fin.  It probably won’t heal quite right (you’ll always be able to tell there was a break), but I’m glad that she’s at least still able to hold her dorsal fin upright.  Since I’m using her for breeding, not for showing, I’m not too worried about it.

She’s begun to settle in, but I’m still feeding her sparingly so she can fully recover from shipping.  It’s funny; when I drop a piece of food in her tank, you can clearly tell when she detects the smell.  She’ll just be drifting about all peacefully, but as soon as the smell of the food hits her nostrils, she becomes a typical food-crazed foraging goldfish!  It’s very cute. 

Here’s an unboxing video in which I talk a little bit about how to quarantine your new fish, what I look for in a quality butterfly telescope, and I give my opinion about buying goldfish online from Dandy Orandas!

Here are some more pictures of Navi for your enjoyment.  I hope you love her as much as I do!  Here’s to an uneventful quarantine.