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Vietnamese Telescope Fry

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WOW some of them looking like they are going to be perfect :thumbs:

 

Thanks Koko!  They come from a really great breeder, Matt Lyon.  I think he's had this line going for 8+ generations.

 

They turned 4 weeks old today :) 

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They look fantastic!!! You have done a great job raising them!!!

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They look so great!

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Matt Lyon sent me pictures of the parents! 

 

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Update on the babies! 

 

So, I had my 26 fry going for a long time.  Not growing as fast as I wanted, but still growing.  Every few weeks, I had to cull one due to severe buoyancy problems, taking me down to 21 over a few months time.  But I made the mistake of not culling earlier for less severe issues.  I was only culling for life-threatening issues.

 

Anyways, several had this issue where the tip of their caudal was always pointing towards their face.  I was hoping they would grow out of it.  But it got worse and worse and really inhibited their swimming abilities.  So a few days ago, I took my 21 fry and decided to cull again.  Took them from 21 to 12, and it was really really hard for me.  I should have done it earlier, and now I know how much the seemingly insignificant issues really do cause problems for goldfish.

 

But I am happy with the 12 that I have!  I was a little lenient on 2 of them (I should probably only have 10) so I guess I didn't fully learn my lesson yet.  But I am still learning :) 

 

The 21:
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The 12:
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I've got 3 white matte's, 1 white metallic, 5 wilds (that I am hoping will change color to kirin) and 3 calico/kirin.

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A matt x wild cross should produce all kirins or at least all "some kind of nacreous fish".  You might consider trying that.

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Beautiful. Body shape looks like my new little guys. I particularly love the little matt one and the yellow with black fins.

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Wow those are some really nice Tele's :) love the Pink looking one :)

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omg they are all super cute :)

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They are beautiful! So cute.

 

Culling is the hardest part for me, I know it has to be done and it's better to do it early than to let it grow into a big fish with big problems, but it's still never easy! i always just want to see if they grow out of it

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How are the fish babies doing?

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OMG! They are the cutest little things


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