Once Upon a Water Change… Once Upon a Water Change…


I tested the parameters beforehand.  Nitrates were at ten, and I don’t like them getting any higher than that, so it was time for a water change! Here at our new house, the water pressure from the sink is really good.  I’m thankful for that because it makes the water changes go faster, but at…
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A Year of Growth A Year of Growth


A year ago, I purchased a tiny white/red ryukin as somewhat of an “afterthought”.  I was buying a large butterfly online, and I wanted a second fish to make shipping worthwhile.  Also, I wanted a small ryukin to provide company for a little fantail I was keeping in a tank alone at the time.  So,…
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Wood Goldfish Carving Wood Goldfish Carving


My husband gifted me with an awesome wood carving of a panda butterfly telescope.  Butterflies are my favorite type of goldfish, and since I can’t get any more live fish for the time being, this is the perfect gift!  The carving is from the Tung Hoi Aquarium Company in China.  They’re are one of the…
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A Very Merry Fishmas to You! A Very Merry Fishmas to You!


Something I found amusing recently is that almost all the items on my wish list for family are fish-related things!  My list includes auto-feeders, feeding rings, Saki-Hikari pellet food, digital thermometers, and other various fish things.  So who are these gifts for really I ask you… myself or the fish?! Everything is going well with…
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Goldfish Salvation Goldfish Salvation


Vimeo: Goldfish Salvation The ICN has a new art show called “Goldfish Salvation” featuring work from artist Riusuke Fukahori.  You really must watch the video linked to above, it’s amazing to see the way he makes these!  Below are some still images. Here’s an article about the artist and the exhibit:Goldfish Salvation Show



Photos from the 75g Tank Photos from the 75g Tank


Today I took some photos of the fish in my 75 gallon tank; here are a few highlights… This is Nixie, a small orange butterfly telescope.  She is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, a large calico butterfly telescope.  This guy is a powerful swimmer. This is Babydoll, a small black…
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Goldfish Teeth Goldfish Teeth


Wait, goldfish have teeth?  Why yes, they do!  Their teeth are called pharyngeal (far-in-jee-uhl) teeth because they’re located at the very back of the mouth, in the pharynx.  These teeth are not sharp, but rather are blunt, and are used for crushing and grinding food material.  Goldfish are continually losing and regrowing their teeth, similar…
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