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The Ghost Bristols Are Spawning!

The Ghost Bristols Are Spawning!

Over the past month the two biggest ghost bristols (Wraith and Poltergeist) developed breeding stars, so I figured they were both males.  I was counting on the smallest one then, (Haunt) to be female so I could breed them.  But today I got a surprise!  Poltergeist was chasing Wraith around like he was trying to…
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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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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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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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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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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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Food-related Color Change

Food-related Color Change

I figured that with the high algae content in the Repashy Soilent Green food, Clover might become a little more yellow.  And he did!  I prefer him to be a nice clean, brilliant white color, but I don’t dislike the yellow enough to stop using this gel food.  Here’s the before and after, so you…
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