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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





Batik Scale Type

Batik Scale Type

If you try, you can easily learn something new about goldfish every day!  Today while researching about the mirrorscale goldfish (some claim this is a koi-goldfish hybrid, while others claim it is pure goldfish), I came across some photos of a scale type I had never heard of before.  All the fish pictured were produced…
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Quarantine is Over

Quarantine is Over

Today marks the last day of quarantine for my two little butterflies.  Ideally I would like to keep them in QT for a week or so longer, but current circumstances prevent that.  Since this is the first Christmas my husband and I own a house, we’re hosting a family get-together at our place, and we…
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Day Five of Quarantine

Day Five of Quarantine

Today the two butterflies are still doing great!  I placed my first order with Tasty Worms to get some Repashy Spawn and Grow to feed these guys so I can promote their proper growth.  For now they’re doing well on their diet of Soilent Green, Saki-Hikari, and frozen bloodworms.  I decided they had settled in…
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Day Three of Quarantine

Day Three of Quarantine

Today marks the third day of quarantine for my two new butterflies!  Yesterday the water parameters were: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, and pH 7.8.  I’m happy to see that the cycled media I took from my main tank has given the quarantine tub a perfect instant cycle!  After testing the water yesterday I…
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New Fish Are Here!

New Fish Are Here!

I went to the post office this morning to pick up the package fully expecting the fish to be dead, since they had been in the box since Monday.  I opened the package right there on the post office counter, and was pleasantly surprised to see a flash of red as the little red/white butterfly…
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New Fish on the Way

New Fish on the Way

I’m excited to announce that I have two new fish on the way!  They are butterfly telescopes; one is all-white and the other is red and white. I have wanted an all-white butterfly telescope ever since I first started keeping goldfish a few years ago.  I bought one from Rain Garden in 2010, but unfortunately…
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