Fancy Goldfish Cape Town

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    Mikayla Fancy Goldfish

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    Nice to meet you too - do you keep fancies - if so which ones. My favorite would be the ranchu then the oranda. Also what food do you feed them?
     
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    Mikayla Fancy Goldfish

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    Oh, what a pity - you gotta get back into the hobby.
     
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    Ranchu, but prefer pearlscales (Deceased), I prefer Hikari sinking pellets (morning) and feed FBW (evening) on Saterdays I feed them boiled peas.
     
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    That sucks - I like peal scales too - super sensitive.Variation is key when it comes to goldfish.
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Welcome :)

    I have a common, a comet and a longfin shebunkin comet. I also got 3 butterfly fantails as a "rescue" of sorts when my girlfriends grandparents gave her their 15l with them in. They all love outside with a paradise fish and 7 rosy barbs
     
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    Welcome to the forums!

    Yeah I like it too - looks very nice. I like the look of your bronze / black goldfish and seems like calicos are becoming popular again.
     
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    Yea - they will grow big outside and vitamin d is excellent for their coloring !
     
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    Not only is it easier to maintain but it looks "clean" - thanks Mochie is a real stunner - I think he will turn black again as his parents were both black ranchu - either way I'm still mad about the lil nugget :) - As for the calico - a real special find as I haven't seen many around cape town stocking calico ranchu - the moment I saw Speckle I had to have her - she's got this awesome blueish tint to her - sadly my camera does not do her justice - looks better in person :)
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Maybe try a thin layer of black sand, it really pops colours and a 1cm layer will be easy peasy to clean. Goldies love rooting too

    It's only 150l unfortunately, need to kick the aquaponics up to clear out nitrate
     
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    Nice sounds like a plan - I put my plants in little glass and clay pots in the Aquarium to prevent the goldfish from uprooting them - I also Added lucky bamboo - draws out harmful substances from the water and looks cool
     
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    Mikayla Fancy Goldfish

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    Some pics of the lil squish :)

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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    I love him! Too bad I liked polypterus more :oops:
     
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    Mikayla Fancy Goldfish

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    Mochie knows how to capture everyones heart - no matter if you are a goldfish lover or not :D
     
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    Too cute!!
     
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    thanks :) - will post more of the moch-monster this weekend :)
     
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    Mikayla Fancy Goldfish

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    My redcap
     
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    update on my fancies, just added calico and two ryukiis :)

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    Very cute little things! Nice pickups :)
     
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    gracias :) - will post more pics once I have setup my tank fully :)
     

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