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Fish Room Update | Tank Talk

Fish Room Update | Tank Talk

Come check out what’s new in my fish room!  My second batch of ghost bristol fry are growing nicely and my butterflies finally spawned.  This gives me the chance try my hand at raising and grooming butterflies from an early age to bring out their best potential.   Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZus-l5wf64&feature=youtu.be The Food and Drug…
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Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Many types of baby fish, including goldfish, grow best on a diet of live baby brine shrimp.  Baby fish, also called “fry” eat baby brine shrimp readily because the movements of the shrimp entice them to eat.  Baby brine shrimp are also good for fry because they are high in protein, are easily digestible, and…
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The Ghost Bristols Are Spawning!

The Ghost Bristols Are Spawning!

Over the past month the two biggest ghost bristols (Wraith and Poltergeist) developed breeding stars, so I figured they were both males.  I was counting on the smallest one then, (Haunt) to be female so I could breed them.  But today I got a surprise!  Poltergeist was chasing Wraith around like he was trying to…
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How to Sex a Goldfish

How to Sex a Goldfish

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmKkuf9_5CU It can sometimes be tricky to tell the difference between male andfemale goldfish, but there are a few different indicators you can use. Taken individually, each one can be a little unreliable, so it’s best to consider them as a whole when trying to determine the sex of yourfish.  And of course, the…
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Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L73WP3DVrio Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on setting up a little basement fish room, with the goal of one day breeding show quality butterfly telescopes!  You might remember this previous post about the 60 gallon Laguna tub I picked up from the local fish store.  Well, this week I picked up…
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Laguna 60 Gallon Tub Before & After

Laguna 60 Gallon Tub Before & After

Only a fellow goldfish keeper could understand being so excited about a big old plastic tub, but last week I scored a Laguna 60 gallon basin for only $17 from my local fish store!  It was used and pretty grimy, so it needed some cleaning.  Luckily, we finally had a nice sunny day over the…
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Easy DIY Spawning Mops

Easy DIY Spawning Mops

When goldfish breed, the male fish drives the female into soft plants so that when the eggs are laid, they get stuck in the plants and they can develop safely.  Rather than using live plants all the time, many breeders simulate plants by making what are called spawning mops.  These are handy because they can…
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Journeys in Time : Goldfish Breeding

Journeys in Time : Goldfish Breeding

If you haven’t seen this goldfish breeding documentary yet, you should definitely watch it! It provides an interesting look into the goldfish breeding practices in some Chinese goldfish farms. Click for Video –>  Goldfish Breeding – Journeys in Time  What to expect from you can try here, updated at 10:44 AM EDT on Jun 6,…
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