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Butterflies in a Bowl…

Butterflies in a Bowl…

These two are my favorites of all the butterflies I have.  They are Minai (a female red/white) and Clyde (a male panda), both from Dandy Orandas.  I hope I can get these two to spawn because I think they’d make beautiful babies.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  I like that their body shapes are full and rounded,…
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Tank Talk | I’m Getting New Fish!

Tank Talk | I’m Getting New Fish!

My shipment of Dandy Orandas butterflies should be here tomorrow!  I’m so excited, but also nervous.  I hope nothing goes wrong during shipping; I seem to have terrible luck when it comes to receiving shipped fish.  But DO is usually really good about their packing and shipping, so it should be fine…  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoccFjERFuU



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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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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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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Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

Playing favorites… are you guilty of it?  I am!  So you guys know I wanted a white butterfly telescope for a long time, and my little Luca does not disappoint!  It’s not even the fact that he’s a white butterfly that makes him my favorite, there is just something extra special about this fish.  Maybe…
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75 Gallon Tank Photos

75 Gallon Tank Photos

Now that Christmas is over, I’ve taken down all our Christmas decorations (including the aquarium ones!).  I put the fake bamboo plant back in the tank, and thought I would snap a few full-tank photos, since I haven’t in a while.  I’ve been cleaning the algae off all the surfaces except for the back glass…
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