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georgelee92

Picking goldfish

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So I currently have a 75 gallon cycled tank and it's time to pick my goldfish from LFS. I was thinking of buying 1 lionhead or 1 oranda. However, the 2 lionhead I saw had minimal wen growth at around 1.5 inches to 2 inches. There was a oranda that was really small 1 inches with noticeable wen growth already.

So my questions: When does wen growth start to develop? How do you pick one that potentially will have more chance of prominent wen growth? 

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I am probably NO HELP in making your decision B U T.......if I saw a Lionhead locally I would snatch up AT LEAST one....for some reason I haven't seen one in a LONG time! But I would think as to the WEN maybe they're just young,

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Got these two fish around the same time late last year. Both around 8 grams. Winslow, the orange one had way more wen though. Tarako the blue one had basically none. 

In their after photos, there are huge differences. Winslow is now nearly 70 grams and has a big wen. Tarako is more like 20 grams and he is developing a wen, but it's nothing like Winslow's. 

Tiny ones with more wen will likely grow more wen as adults. Diet and other factors play a part too. 

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:yikes

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And if it was me I'd buy them and hope the wen never grew. :rofl

 

#lisachu. :rofl

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21 minutes ago, fantailfan1 said:

And if it was me I'd buy them and hope the wen never grew. :rofl

 

#lisachu. :rofl

:wa 

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1 hour ago, fantailfan1 said:

:lol2

Here's a funny. I just read the title and I thought it said for a min. Pickling goldfish :tomuch: 

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:doh11:   

 

:pp 

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32 minutes ago, fantailfan1 said:

:doh11:   

 

:pp 

:teehee

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