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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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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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Pinky Bristols on the Way!

Pinky Bristols on the Way!

I have a confession to make… I’ve never owned any single-tail goldfish before!  😡  But I’ve admired bristol shubunkins from afar for quite a while.  The bristol shubunkin standard calls for a fish with calico coloration, and I tend not to like calicos much in general.  I just think the color pattern is too distracting…
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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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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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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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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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