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My cute little fantails (lots of pics)

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Just wanted to share some of my favorite photos of my little guys with you all :)

 

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My little guys when I first got them... so tiny! And so cautious about the big lady coming to peek into the tank all the time.

 

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First picture of my calico, once I'd had them about a week.

 

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And first picture of the orange guy after a week. At this point, I still didn't know if they were male or female.

 

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They look so cute grazing for food that isn't there sometimes. :)

 

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And begging to be fed. Always begging to be fed. xD

 

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See? "Mommy, I'm hungry!"

 

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They still love each other and hang out together in the tank all the time. (Surprise kisses!)

 

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Those fantails... I just fell in love.

 

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And both my little boys have developed breeding stars on their gill plates, and some along the leading rays of their pectoral fins as well. Reminds me of all the boys in high school getting acne. ;)

 

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"I told you I was a boy! Geez!"

 

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By now both of my water babies have begun to fill out a little, too, which makes me smile. :D

 

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They are such cute little studs. And they know very well that they are loved. :)

 

Hope you enjoyed the "pseudo-story" of my fantails, I enjoy every minute with my hands in the water. Even cleaning the tank is kind of fun (because I weigh them and track how much they've grown every other water change). These two little fantails are my pride and joy right now, and even if I get more expensive or well-bred fish down the line, these two were the ones that started it all. :)

 

~ CaliGold ~

 

 

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I moved your thread to the photo forum.

 

Your fish are all so adorable!!

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They are so cute!!!!

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They remind me of my two! I have a calico and an orange fantail for a few months now too. Such pretty fish

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I moved your thread to the photo forum.

 

Your fish are all so adorable!!

Thank you! I wasn't sure where to put it, so I really appreciate you moving it for me :)

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Very nice pics.  Very cute!! Thanks for sharing these.

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I'm a fantail fan too. Keep us updated as they grow with lots of pictures.

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Very pretty fish.

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I'm a fantail fan too. Keep us updated as they grow with lots of pictures.

 

I definitely will! They've already grown a bit in the 3 months or so that I've had them, especially Aragorn (my orange and white fantail). Boromir (the calico) is growing too, he just has a different shape than Aragorn (more slender) so it can be hard to tell sometimes. :D

 

Here's a couple photos of my cute little boys that I took yesterday:

 

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I gave them some spinach yesterday, so they were super happy with me :)

 

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Aragorn playing coy ;) 

 

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Boromir: "Hey! Leave me some!"  :rofl

 

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They've both got such pretty tails...

 

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Here's a shot of Boromir from his side.

 

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And Aragorn sifting through the sand, having a great time :)

 

There ya go! Some updates of my sweet little guys. :)

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Great picture's!!!!!

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Awww they are so cute!!!! I love the calico

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Yup, they are both pretty special (not to mention adorable) to me :)

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great picture of y'all Goldies! :) 

Full tank shot please :)

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As requested ;)

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Sorry it's so dark, the tank is super reflective in the daytime, and I put a temporary hood over it to reflect some more light inside for photography purposes. But you can see the simple aesthetic I've adopted. :)

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See how reflective the glass is? Haha, that's the setup in daylight though. :)

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Your two fish are so cute and I love the minimalist look of their tank!

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I just got some new camera equipment, so I've got some more photos of my little fantails to share (because obviously they were the first subjects to test my new gear on). Hope you all enjoy!

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Boromir digging through the sand in search of missed food... as though they ever leave anything uneaten. :D

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Aragorn stopping to check out what I'm up to.

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You can see my little calico really starting to fill out more and more...

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It's the funny shots I get of them that make me love taking so many photos.

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Another "artsy" photo :)

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And then a derpy photo for good measure. :D

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Aragorn looking all elegant again...

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Close-ups!

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"Mmm... any more food mom?"

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I just love this little guy...

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Dramatic portrait? Because he's such a handsome boy :)

Alright folks, that's it for today. They're definitely both growing (Aragorn is 11 grams now and Bonomir is 8 grams), and every day they get more and more friendly. My sweet little Aragorn caught me completely by surprise yesterday when I was feeding them... I left my hand in the water a little longer than usual (just unawares) and my orange water baby came up and nibbled my fingers in hopes of finding more food! I wasn't paying attention, so I almost jerked my hand out of the water in surprise! But it was so cute :)

Anyway come back and see their progress again every how and then! :D

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Great picture's!!!!!!!

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Snapped a few more pictures of my fantails today, please enjoy!

 

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Our little calico vacuum cleaner... he looks like a little piggy with his jaw all out like this :D

 

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My orange boy is still posing every time I walk by.

 

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Gettin' chubby... I love it!

 

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Artsy shot ;)

 

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And the two boys pestering one another again. I feel like Boromir does his fair share of scolding Aragorn. I've got a few photos (taken on different days) like this now...

 

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Last one of my big boy. He lost a few scales on that side last week during a water change, but he's still healthy and moving around like normal. I think there's even been some regrowth. What happened was that once the water was pretty low (just enough for them to be able to still swim around) Aragorn decided he wanted to be on the other side of the plastic plant (which I tested before I bought with panty hose to make sure it wouldn't harm them). Well, he did some pushing and wriggling and shoving between the glass and a piece of the plant laying in the way, and I guess he knocked a few scales off. It doesn't seem to bother him though, as I said, and he still loves swimming around that plant and picking bits of algae off it. I'll just be keeping my eye on him more closely from now on. Goofball.

 

Hope everyone's staying warm this week (weather's been pretty cold here in South Carolina)! :)

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Fantastic picture's!!!!!!

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Thank you! My husband laughs every time I sit down in front of the aquarium with my camera, but he also brings me snacks. He's starting to understand how much I love these little guys and photography. My land-based photography skills are developing as well, but I'm definitely using any excuse to practice with the tank. It's just such a fun challenge between getting the right lighting and shutter speeds, and aperture. :)

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Thank you! My husband laughs every time I sit down in front of the aquarium with my camera, but he also brings me snacks. He's starting to understand how much I love these little guys and photography. My land-based photography skills are developing as well, but I'm definitely using any excuse to practice with the tank. It's just such a fun challenge between getting the right lighting and shutter speeds, and aperture. :)

That's nice he brings you snacks!!!! It is fun taking picture's of fish. Videos are fun also!!!!!!

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I see POTW in there photos :teehee

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