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Sharkasm

Swimming Fry
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  • Gender
    Male
  • Age
    40
  • Location
    Halifax, MA 02338
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  • How many Goldfish
    25
  1. All Kinds Of Fry Food....

    After a few unsuccessful batches of hatching brine shrimp i sent away for freeze dried uncapsulated shrimp eggs and to my dismay the fry wont even touch them though they are reportedly sometimes even better then actual live baby brine shrimp.. trying to get my local store to stock the frozen.. for now hikari first bites.. hoping i can find some soon i have a newly hatched batch of pure yellow comets that i'm looking forward to
  2. A Diary Of Raising Fry W/ Photos!

    This is great to see I have week old fry and some just hatched from another pair for my first time so i was looking for some shots to know how they will develop in the upcoming days and weeks. Thanks!
  3. Breeding Goldies

    I believe it must be from another breeding session I wasn't aware of and had to have gotten into the breeding tank when I moved a sponge that I keep over the inlet of the external filter from one tank to another. I wanted to have it in place now so that when the fry are large enough I dont have to disturb too much and I can then just plug it in when they are large enough to handle the current. He's free swimming and I did have a chance to see him feed last night. The only other pair that I have seen in a spawning chase were two small orandas one bright orange female and one with a black top and fins with orange sides. should be interesting to see what it grows into. Could be a number of other fish from the main tank too. I'm just going to have to wait and see!
  4. I believe it must be from another breeding session I wasn't aware of and had to have gotten into the breeding tank when I moved a sponge that I keep over the inlet of the external filter from one tank to another. I wanted to have it in place now so that when the fry are large enough I dont have to disturb too much and I can then just plug it in when they are large enough to handle the current. He's free swimming and I did have a chance to see him feed last night. The only other pair that I have seen in a spawning chase were two small orandas one bright orange female and one with a black top and fins with orange sides. should be interesting to see what it grows into. Could be a number of other fish from the main tank too. I'm just going to have to wait and see!
  5. Breeding Goldies

    Got my first batch of eggs this morning at 8 o'clock.. it's 8 p.m. and there's a fry swimming around in the tank! Is that normal? That's 12 hours! I could not even see an egg sac on the belly. I'm totally baffled by this. There were no breeding pairs in that tank before today. I put them in this morning when i saw the courtship chase begin and within minutes they were in the spawning mop. I've only spotted one so far but I am going to be keeping a very close eye on them. Stumped here.. any thoughts?
  6. Breeding Goldies

    Got my first batch of eggs this morning at 8 o'clock.. it's 8 p.m. and there's a fry swimming around in the tank! Is that normal? That's 12 hours! I could not even see an egg sac on the belly. I'm totally baffled by this. There were no breeding pairs in that tank before today. I put them in this morning when i saw the courtship chase begin and within minutes they were in the spawning mop. I've only spotted one so far but I am going to be keeping a very close eye on them. Stumped here.. any thoughts?
  7. LEss then 12 horus and there's a fry swimming in the tank??? How's that possible I was expecting a couple of days at least.
  8. I was going to try a candlelit dinner but the candles just wouldnt stay lit under water!
  9. Looks like the water changes and feeding and a few degree difference was all it took. I woke this morning to a chase going on in the main tank so i moved the culprits into a breeding tank. 1 large orange and white fancy and 1 male the same but a little smaller and one grey- black fancy about half her size also a male. It was only minutes before the chasing resumed and 30 minutes later i could see the first eggs! I was unfortunately working at the time from home so I couldnt supervise all of it and most of the first eggs i noticed are gone presumably eaten and the chase continues. I made an acrylic yarn spawning mop which seems to be her favorite spot when ready and it does seem to hide a certain amount of the eggs from them. I plan on removing the paretns when they're done and leaving the eggs here to incubate and brgin to raise until they are large enough to tranfer into a larger tank. I'll update later again. I just got out of work! Stay tuned!
  10. I really want to breed my golfish to stock my year old pond and possibly a much larger pond project in design stages. Any fish under an inch or so long I lose to garter snakes so i want to breed indoors soon and raise them large enough to be introduced to the pond this summer. Here is my dilemma. My house is kept at a constant 70 degrees day and night so the water temp will never fall below that to simulate seasonal changes. I am feeding heavily with daily water changes of 10-20% and just recently added a heater to try and bring it up closer to the 75 degree range. I'm hoping that will help. Any other thoughts other than spending a small fortune on a chiller system?
  11. Breeding Goldies

    All goldfish are one species and it is perfectly ok to cross-breed. U can even cross-breed them with koi You can cross-breed with koi however hte offspring will be infertile and drab in color from what i have learned. The good thing about it though is that they tend to be more durable and over winter better in colder climates!
  12. New member my name is Doug. I've had many aquariums over the years, fresh and salt but only in recent years have had a garden pond. I've bred many livebearers and even betta from time to time and I'd like to try my hand at goldfish for now and koi when mine get larger. I have a 400 gallon pond with a grapevine canopy overhead that keeps it pretty shady in the sumemr, a 55 gallon tank, plus a few smaller ones. Only a dozen are out in the pond this time of year and I had a 50% fishkill over the winter. It was a nasty winter and even though the pond is over 3' deep there wasnt any open water for months. I had a smaller pond and never had any trouble with fishkills before. It also didnt have the amount of leaf debris in it over winter either. Live and Learn! A thorough cleaning a net and a pond heater to keep an area clear for next winter definitely! I have a 25x25 area which might be my next water garden area depending on how ambitious I get this summer. I have a variety of types of goldfish at the moment and 4 small koi 3-6" 6 fantail fancy - almost baseball sized 3 smaller ones 3 various colored orandas 2-1/2" - 3-1/2" 1 small telescope 6 small comets (new) 6 comets 4-6" It looks like this will be a great place to learn what I want to and enjoy my ponds and tanks that much more! First thing I do after work is sit by the pond and feed the fish and relax...
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