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The Reality of Goldfish Breeding…

The Reality of Goldfish Breeding…

The butterfly fry are 4 weeks old now and I finally found time to do their first intensive cull, which strangely left me feeling simultaneously demoralized and hopeful.  In this cull I was looking for any fry with crooked backs, collapsed tail fins, or a single tail fin.  Since they’re so small yet, those are…
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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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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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