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Beautiful Fish, Artfully Photgraphed

Beautiful Fish, Artfully Photgraphed

As some of you may remember, part of my New Year’s Resolution thisyear was to experiment more with different camera lenses and photographytechniques. For the past year I’ve been coveting the Helios44-3 lens after seeing some photos a relative of mine took using it.The lens is kind of clunky to use with a new Canon…
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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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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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Ghosts | The Pinky Bristols are Here!

Ghosts | The Pinky Bristols are Here!

Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KWyKDDgTY Following up on this post from last week, my pinky bristol shubunkins are finally here!  And due to an unfortunate miscommunication, the fish were shipped to my old address, which is 3.5 hours away!  D:  So on Saturday I drove all day long, through Minnesota State Fair traffic and 95+ degree weather,…
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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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Easy DIY Spawning Mops

Easy DIY Spawning Mops

When goldfish breed, the male fish drives the female into soft plants so that when the eggs are laid, they get stuck in the plants and they can develop safely.  Rather than using live plants all the time, many breeders simulate plants by making what are called spawning mops.  These are handy because they can…
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Goldfish Varieties & Standards

Goldfish Varieties & Standards

Please note, the following information is not original to me.  I am simply passing along information that has already been made public in other forms.  As you will probably notice, this is not an exhaustive list of all thegoldfish varieties in existence.  It excludes such goldfish as tamasabas (a single tailed ryukin variety), chochokins (a…
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Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

I first saw this idea on Ted’s Fishroom, and immediately knew that sooner or later, I wanted to try it out for my goldfish!  I thought it would be especially neat, since the ancestor of the goldfish is a river-dwelling carp that feeds mainly on algae from the river bottom.  In a way, this sort…
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