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Oranda Lou

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  1. Wow thats some serious Wen'age on that Red Cap Beautiful Fish. Love the Calico Oranda
  2. Aww absolutely gorgeous Fishy.
  3. Thanks Guys Its like Dinner time here now and Kids to feed and then wash and put in bed and then peace n quiet at last :rofl So give me a few hours and I shall get snapping away for sure
  4. So I was out and about today and just happened to pass one of my lfs's, ya know....as you do accidently on purpose And the tank that I got Chu'y from had one last (what I thought was a) Ranchu in. So he obviously had to come home with me He is gorgeous and the same size as Chu'y. Most likely the last of that batch from when I got Chu'y. But then after bringing him home and comparing him with Chu'y this new one has a flat back where Chu'y has a very curved back. So Im thinking that he most be a Lion Head or more than likely maybe a Cross. Neither him or Chu have any Serious Wen growth so I cant compare that. I also got a lovely Orange Oranda thats a good few inches long. 1st time Iv never bought one as a little Baby. But she was the only Oranda left in that other tank and she is just the same as my one that died this week but missing the black Moustache. I will try and get a pic later tonight.
  5. Oh I am so sorry for ur loss and that she has passed on. Such a beautiful Girl.
  6. Mummy and Daddy are absolutely Stunning. My kinda Fish !!. And OMG sooo many babies. Bet its amazing watching them grow.. *Edit* Haven't got earphones/speakers but after reading new posts.... Sorry you lost the female. She was Gorgeous. May her beauty live on in many of her babys.
  7. Yeah I suppose, Ashlee Orey had been in the same tank since I got him and I only got Chu'y at Christmas at a good 3 1/2 inches so he woulda still been used to be to being moved about I suppose. I just thought White Spot was highly contagious between fish. Not that Im complaining I'm sooo pleased that Chu'y didnt get it.
  8. Well we wont be getting in to that debate, LoL But I'm definitely on the For side for the Gravel in a tank and will be adding some again. I got a huuuuge bag of it (from Pets@Home) so will add just a layer (I don't do inches and inches of it) when I'm sure all is well again. Like I said in me 1st post though, Each to there own I suppose, LoL Anyone got any thoughts on why the White Spot covered my Orey sooo thick n fast and seems (thank God) to not even have affected Chu'y (my Ranchu). I thought it was a disease that spreads really prolific threw fish in a tank. Just to add if it helps I had Orey since he was about an inch long including tail so small and very young and never had a problem with him. He was approx 2 1/2 inches not including tail when I lost him.
  9. I was doing daily gravel vac's but ended up taking it all out and having bare bottom and vac'in the base up of number two's a couple of times a day. Think I may add it back in though. So the gravel I had in there I have kept in a Bucket and my thinking is that by rights the White Spot should just die off if it doesn't have a host, right?. So I should just be able to get away with putting it in a sieve and running some boiling water threw it and adding it back in, right?. LoL. Or can it it lay dormant?. Its been out of the tank about 4 days now.
  10. Ok so me having a Blond moment (and I aint even blond, LoL) Meant Aquarium Salt, LoL
  11. Ok so there's me all excited about getting a new tank and being able to split my group up and give them better homes and more room. Set it up, cycled it for 3 weeks, tested the water, done it all properly ect ect blah blah blah...... I actually filled it half full with water from the original tank and used one of the two filters that were in the Original... So anyways...... So added my two favs in to it (as this new one is in my living rm) and my poor Orange Oranda got White spot!!!. So started treating with Aquarium salt and adding a heater. I even removed all the stones (which I'm not a fan of as it holds good beneficial bacteria, but each to there own) But very very sadly he didnt make it. It took a hold thick and ridiculously fast. But the strange thing is Chu'y didn't or touch wood doesn't have a single white spot on him and touch wood again, he seems just fine within himself. Thank God!!! I had Goldies for 15years and never had a fish get that bad that quick. But then Iv never really had major illnesses. I went out today and bought some eSHa 2000 (its good stuff)just as pre-caughtion treatment so Im keeping everything crossed Chu'y will stay just fine. Excuse the bits floating. Id just added some food.
  12. All fish , Trops and Coldwater, at my Local Pets at Home were shut off from sale today as they had been a big delivery in that morning.
  13. Awww bless, so little and super adorable. Congrats.
  14. My Orange Oranda is only approx 2 inches in body length (not including tail) and he has a lovely "Bubbly" Wen and full cheeks. Not huge but very noticeable I bought him as a 1 inch long, including tail, little baby and he has never been stunted but I have always fed him on Hikari Oranda which I have read is full of extra Vits and Protein and what not for help with Wen Growth. I do agree with Cin that maybe sometimes it can be Genetics and breeding. But yeah Stunting can do it. As I doubt that this one being a Pet Shop one it has much to do with Good Food or Good Breeding, lol.
  15. I bought all mine bar Chu'y my Ranchu as little diddy babies. They were all just an inch. They'r still 2 to 3 inches (NOT including tail) long now so still real small compared to some large beauties Iv seen on here. I only got Chu'y at Christmas for my Birthday. He is approx 3 inches odd.. But when I saw him I HAD to have him, LoL. And he's still got plenty of growing to do.
  16. Oh absolutely gorgeous Fish. Stunning Butterflies.
  17. Haa saying that...my oldest 2 fish were Commons and died at age 12, and funnily enough like those two stories I got them from a Fair ground whenI was little (thankfully now banned) They lived a good 2 3rds of their lives in a Bowl (100% water chances daily, no pump, filter ect) until I moved out and took them with me and they both went in to a proper 3ft Tank set up for the rest of it. They only died because of an infection and me at the time not being knowledgeable enough to know about it and to have caught it properly in time. And they were beautiful Shiny Orange large Fish. I do agree with that it seem that the Commons/Comets are the hardiest of the lot and yeah even with Kristi somewhat that it may even be to do with the better breeding/stronger fish back then. Certainly not saying its ok though. Id never keep any Goldies in bowl now I was only little when they were.
  18. Aww gorgeous Fishys. Apart from the fact that mine has a deformed tail your Poppins looks just like my Calico FT.
  19. Hi. Yeah its looking that way..... Its looking a lot more noticeable now. Before you could only see it in a Picture. I was going to post some more pictures of him but think I'll keep them and post them all once he has done his change Chu and Orey have their own tank now (Red Cap, Moor and Calico FT in their own) Just two pictures I took yesterday that I like........ Orey has really pronounced cheek/nose Wen but you cant really see it in the pic. Wish this pic hadnt come out so dark, I do like it.
  20. Oh my gosh they are absolutely gorgeous and such a fab size too.
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