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Update on Luca, Felix, and Clover

Update on Luca, Felix, and Clover

My new ghost bristols have been getting all the attention lately, so I thought I’d take some time to do a nice video and photos of the trio: Luca, Felix, and Clover!  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PasKSotoBRI Here is the 55 gallon tank in the basement fish room that they’re now living in. Here’s a little chart…
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Tank Talk | Upper Midwest Koi Show 2013

Tank Talk | Upper Midwest Koi Show 2013

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlGwQggFlA Over the weekend I made the long drive from Northern Minnesota down to Minneapolis to attend the Upper Midwest Koi Show.  The last time I went to this show was back in 2010, and Southwest Koi and Goldfish (a vendor from Chicago) was there selling fish.  I called them a couple months…
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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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Look How Much We’ve Grown!

Look How Much We’ve Grown!

I’ve had Luca and Felix for 6 months now, and they’ve grown so much!  It’s been interesting to watch their changes over time.  At first Luca weighed more than Felix, but now Felix weighs more than Luca.  They’re still equal to one-another in length though.  I’ve also noticed recently how much their eyes have been…
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Photo Update

Photo Update

After a nice 95% water change last night, I took some photos of the fishies!  Here’s the 75 gallon tank (85 gallon capacity with sump).  Clover (male red/white ryukin) Luca (male white butterfly telescope) Felix (male red/white butterfly telescope) Now for a little update about them… Clover has been an occasional bottom sitter for a…
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Goldfish Growth and Changes Update

Goldfish Growth and Changes Update

Here’s the most recent update: Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes Today Luca weighs 47 grams, is 2.75″ in body length, 4.5″ in total length, and has a body depth of 2″.  The orange/red color on his eyes has really intensified.  Today Felix weighs 46 grams, is 3″ in body length, 4.5″ in total length, and…
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Changes in the Goldfish Tank

Changes in the Goldfish Tank

I’ve been wanting to try CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand in my tank for a long time now, and finally made the leap today!  The fish seem really excited about their new scenery, especially the butterflies!  They keep going around grabbing mouthfuls of sand and chewing on it.  I’m getting new tank lights soon, so I’ll…
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Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes

Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes

My “little” butterflies are growing so fast!  Here’s a side-by-side comparison of them from when I got them in December (left) and now, in March (right).  There have been a few changes… Felix fully outgrew the last of his dark fry coloring and his orange color brightened up, Luca gained a little yellow color from…
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Luca’s Mouth Issue Resolved!

Luca’s Mouth Issue Resolved!

Luca’s mouth is totally back to normal now, thankfully.  I’m so glad it turned out to be nothing more serious.  He was in quarantine for 3 days, and he had a salt dip each day.  Already after just the first salt dip, the mouth issue was much improved.  I had to go out of town…
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Callisto the Unclassifiable Goldfish

Callisto the Unclassifiable Goldfish

First, a little background to put this into perspective.  I bought Callisto and Ganymede from a hobbyist goldfish breeder who was getting outof the goldfish hobby.  He had owned them for three years, and originally bought them from the Dandy Orandas online goldfish auctions.  He advertised two “red broadtails” for sale on one of the…
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