Ha! Guess my family just grew!

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Here's how the Goldfish family started... I apologize if I get long winded...


To start, I had a 75 Gallon Tank that was housing one 5" Calico Fantail and two Clown Plecos. I decided I wanted to up my goldfish family and set up a 30 gallon quarantine tank.

My sister has a 40 Gallon Live bearer tank and was in the process of setting up a 55 Gallon tank because she also wanted to get some goldies - so we set up a 30 gallon quarantine tank for her while she prepared the 55 gallon.

We went out a few weeks ago and bought 3 goldfish each - - I bought an orange/white ryukin, a orange/white fantail and an orange/black telescope eye, she bought a black moor, a tiny calico oranda, and a bronze/black oranda.

After a few weeks of quarantining and having no deaths, no symptoms, and interactive and happy looking goldfish, I added them into the 75 with my Large Calico.

My sister took one of my clown plecos for her livebearer tank because my very persistent male pleco would not leave the female alone.

In the mean time I had also been tossing over a few ideas and racking your brains about what other fish might work with my stocking in the 75 gallon...good thing I hadn't bought anything yet!!!

Very early this morning I get a call - - her 40 gallon broke a seal so she had to move her livebearer tank stock over to the 55 gallon. Now she has no where to home the 3 goldfish she was going to move into the 55 gallon this week....hence her calling me!

So...Now I have the 3 goldfish who were supposed to be housed in her 55 gallon in with my 4 goldfish in my 75 gallon. They were still in their quarantine tank and had been doing well for weeks so I felt okay adding them into my 75.

Guess I am fully stocked now!!!! 7 goldfish (2 fantails, 1 ryukin, 1 black moor, 1 telescope eye and 2 orandas) and 1 clown pleco....

Pictures to follow!
 
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Picture heavy....but hey, why not? You guys told me when I joined that you liked pictures....so I am obliging!!!!



1) Original Calico Fantail - "Wizard"


2) Orange/White Fantail - "Honey"


3) Orange/White Ryukin - "Rooki"


4) Orange/Black Telescope Eye - "Rinaldo"


5) Black Moor - "Curri"


6) Calico Oranda - "Bubbles"


7) Bronze Oranda - "Randy"
 
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a few group shots....so far impossible to get a clear photo of all 7 together







 

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great looking fish, sorry that her tank had a leak, it should be easy enough to reseal and get her back up and running fully. Good thing you had some room in your tank.
 
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I tried to tell her that when she called but by that time she had already moved her stock over, cleaned up the mess, drained what water was left and tossed the tank. Oh well.

I don't mind - - I have a HUGE soft spot for goldfish and these new additions are darlings
 
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BTW I have been busy trying to name them...

Here goes...

The calico fantail is already named "Wizard"
The orange/white fantail is "Honey"
The orange/black telescope eye is "Rinaldo"
The calico oranda is "Bubbles"
The black/bronze oranda is "Randy"
The black moor is "Curri"
The orange/white ryukin is "Rooki"
 

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They're GORGEOUS! I love their names! When I finally get a goldie, I want to name him/her "Puppy" lol!
 

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I would say

2.Waldo
3 Sprout
4. Blinky
5. Eclipse
6. Russell
7. Johny

Are my opinions. Good luck
 
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Randy earned his name - - he has been nudging his head up the fins of every female in the tank from the moment he was added!
 

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Hello Lilirish,

Thanks for sharing the great photos of your beautiful fish and tank

Although I don't currently have any Goldies, I have a soft spot for them too. Neat fish.

Ken
 
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lilirish

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Thank you He is a little character! I cannot wait to see what he is like as an adult! I pray his coloring doesn't change.
 

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Wizard is one nice looking fish, that tail looks cool. I had goldies for awhile then switch to tropical community then cichlid and now I am back at having an itch for a goldfish tank again.I would get a bigger tank this time around though. Is it really bad that I am thinking this even after I only JUST set up the cichlids?
 

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It's amazing how much bigger your Wizard is than the others! Beautiful fish! I especially like Rinaldo.
 
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Thanks! Wizard is a couple years older than the rest of the goldfish - - They are all doing really well even with the tank shattering that happened and getting set up in a new tank
 

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