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Amie Grady

Am I the only weirdo who doesn't like fancies?

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Wow what a beautiful fish, is she a jet black comet or shubunkin. I am feeling serious fish envy here  :D

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Wow what a beautiful fish, is she a jet black comet or shubunkin. I am feeling serious fish envy here :D

She's a koi/comet hybrid. :D

Very very very active fish, very sweet, and interactive with me and her two tankmates. :heart

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I love shubies. I also happen to be slightly obsessed with black moor. 

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A beautiful fish, I don't think we have them here in Australis

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My tastes have evolved over the years - I used to keep only fancies but now I've got a little bit of everything. If I had to pick a single favorite goldfish though, it would be a calico oranda. The only types of goldfish I don't like are the ones where their "features" impact their quality of life - e.g. celestials or bubble eyes.

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If I could have these fish I would be a very happy man - sadly I don't think we have them in Australia

 

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And finally a beauty with fantastic fins

 

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They look like they're blurring the lines of line finned koi there.

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I know what you mean but apparently they are pure goldfish bred from a Shubunkin line - beautiful aren't they?

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The nicest are the Black Water Creek shubunkin.  They are raised about 25 miles from my house.  I'd have some but my ponds were overloaded with goldfish before I learned of them.

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The nicest are the Black Water Creek shubunkin. They are raised about 25 miles from my house. I'd have some but my ponds were overloaded with goldfish before I learned of them.

You live that close! I'd love to have some if their fish.

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They're beautiful, but I'd never buy from NextDayKoi to get them. I would, however, go to the source at Blackwater Creek.

 

Sharon, did you know that Jennie moved down to DeLand to work at a koi farm there?

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I really like Jenny's sg.com page and her facebook page. I became one of Jenny's Patreon sponsors so she could keep making videos. It was watching her beautiful Telescope Eye Butterfly Tails that inspired me to get some of my own.

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I have the best of both worlds...in the 125 gallon indoor tank black moor,rukyn,red cap, two orandas...and in the 400 gallon pond 2 commons and 2 shubukins who were my first goldfish, but needed more room than I could handle indoors.  Love them all!

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Sharon, did you know that Jennie moved down to DeLand to work at a koi farm there?

 

No I didn't.  What farm?

 

 

The nicest are the Black Water Creek shubunkin. They are raised about 25 miles from my house. I'd have some but my ponds were overloaded with goldfish before I learned of them.

You live that close! I'd love to have some if their fish.

 

They ship.  http://www.koisale.com/KoiStore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=69

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Sharon, did you know that Jennie moved down to DeLand to work at a koi farm there?

 

No I didn't.  What farm?

Black Water Creek. :)

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Sharon, did you know that Jennie moved down to DeLand to work at a koi farm there?

 

No I didn't.  What farm?

Black Water Creek. :)

 

 

That's terrific!  I knew they had farms in the Eustis/Deland area, but I didn't know until today that they also had one in the panhandle.  One of the most interesting things about Blackwater Creek farms is their biosecurity practices.  I wonder if employees have to be disinfected before they go to work.  :)    They don't bring in any outside stock, and no fish they take to a show returns to the farm.  That's one reason why I always recommend these fish.  

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Sharon, did you know that Jennie moved down to DeLand to work at a koi farm there?

 

No I didn't.  What farm?

Black Water Creek. :)

 

 

That's terrific!  I knew they had farms in the Eustis/Deland area, but I didn't know until today that they also had one in the panhandle.  One of the most interesting things about Blackwater Creek farms is their biosecurity practices.  I wonder if employees have to be disinfected before they go to work.   :)    They don't bring in any outside stock, and no fish they take to a show returns to the farm.  That's one reason why I always recommend these fish.  

 

I thought so too. She'll learn a lot and it will be a dream experience. 

I wondered about if she'd get disinfected as well, since she has so many fish still. I read all about their biosecurity and thought it both awesome and slightly scary! :o I have never seen such strictness. 

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Perhaps they have a UV filter for humans.

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:rofl 

 

I wonder if they have hazmat-style uniforms or some sort of disinfectant light for clothes like they use for high-end sterilizers.

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I'm partial to Western fantails without much of a hump. My Gywn had a bit more, okay a LOT more social interaction with me than my all of my 14 comets and commons. Even my koi. So I'm in the middle.

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