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Promoting Growth in Goldfish

Promoting Growth in Goldfish

  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k326_yiQG1s Factors Affecting Growth Rate in GoldfishAll of the following factors go hand-in-hand. To realize a goldfish’s best growth potential, all factors should be maximized. Temperature – Despite what some may tell you, goldfish are not necessarily “cold water” fish. Yes, they can survive and thrive in cooler temperatures than most aquarium fish…
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Ghost Bristols Six Months Later

Ghost Bristols Six Months Later

I’ve officially had my ghost bristol trio for 6 months now!  They were about 8 months old when I got them, so they’re a little over 1 year old now.  Poltergeist is male, Wraith is female, and I believe Haunt is also female.  Poltergeist and Wraith have spawned several times while Haunt just hangs around…
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ONE YEAR! | Luca and Felix Update

ONE YEAR! | Luca and Felix Update

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I got Luca and Felix, yet at the same time it feels like they’ve always been with me.  Here’s a one year update about them with before-and-after photos and, of course, an adorable video!  They have grown in leaps and bounds and are cuter (and chubbier!)…
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Ghosts at 8 Months Old

Ghosts at 8 Months Old

Yesterday I took some time to get nice photos of the “ghosts” (aka matte white bristols) and I also got their weights and lengths for my records.  They’re about 8 months old right now, so they should be doing a lot of growing yet!  Everyone is still recovering very well from shipping and starting to…
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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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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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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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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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