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They are looking so good!!

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One week old ones. Pond fish are doing great. I did a water change on it yesterday, and within 15 minutes we had a thunderstorm that dump a whole bunch of water in the pond. So I guess they got a good water change lol.

 

Any who here they are

 

 

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You’re up to your ears in fry!  

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So cute!

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3 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

You’re up to your ears in fry!  

And green water. Everyone has green water. It's just to funny to me.

I'm thinking of getting some duckweed for the pond. That might help😁

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My fry loved the greenwater

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3 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

My fry loved the greenwater

They are loving it. I also got them some duckweed. The first about 10 mins they where looking at it like "what is that Mom?" Then they started to peck at it. :lol

I think they have the idea. When I looked before bed most of them where hiding under it and then you can see little smack bubbles coming out from under it duckweed. :) 

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When do they start to develop colour, or will they stay grey?

 

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When do they start to develop colour, or will they stay grey?
 
They should start to change soon, don't know when really. The interesting part is mommy is a Moor so I'm assuming that most will be black.
I have noticed a lot of single tailed fish. Some have double but a good majority of them are single. I don't have any Ranchus lol but I had a feeling that would happen.

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Only one of my current juvies have changed color - and they were born in April or the beginning of May if I recall. It’s highly dependent on genetics, but anywhere from 3-9 months seems normal for retaining  fry color.

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On 8/15/2019 at 9:17 AM, Arctic Mama said:

Only one of my current juvies have changed color - and they were born in April or the beginning of May if I recall. It’s highly dependent on genetics, but anywhere from 3-9 months seems normal for retaining  fry color.

These guys where born is May. The only color I see so far is two have copper color near there tail fins. Other than that, they are still green gray looking.

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Okay some updates......

Half of the fry went out in the pond. This half is awaiting a kiddy swimming pool.

 

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They’re getting so big!  Aaaawe! How old are they now?

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18 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

They’re getting so big!  Aaaawe! How old are they now?

In about a week they will be a month old 👍

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Okay guys. I have taken all but 5 of them to the LFS. It was starting to freeze here and my kiddy pool was/going to freeze over soon since its not that deep at all. :(

So here are some shots of them :)

 

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They look so great!  Really turned into pretty chubbers.  Moving them to the fish store was a good idea, but man I always worry horrible people will buy them and mistreat them.  Poor goldfish are probably the most abused pet of any type of animal.  I keep hoping the internet and places like Kokos or the Solid Gold channel are slowly turning the tide toward proper care and keeping of such lovely animals though.

 

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3 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

They look so great!  Really turned into pretty chubbers.  Moving them to the fish store was a good idea, but man I always worry horrible people will buy them and mistreat them.  Poor goldfish are probably the most abused pet of any type of animal.  I keep hoping the internet and places like Kokos or the Solid Gold channel are slowly turning the tide toward proper care and keeping of such lovely animals though.

 

I agree I was kinda sadden to get rid of them, but I just didn't have to heart to let them possibly freeze out there. I was just going to keep the 12 biggies but I had to have another batch of them and just didn't have anymore room.

I did keep 3 that had really nice tails and 1 I know that has color in is tail fin. The other one was a single tail fish. So I think 5 of them in the 70 should be okay for the winter. We shall see what they look like in about 6 months :teehee 

Oh and I feed them a lot :rofl 

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Sounds good!  I can’t wait to see them. So you think they’ll overwinter just fine?  I’ve never tried it with babies in a pond, how does that work?

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24 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

Sounds good!  I can’t wait to see them. So you think they’ll overwinter just fine?  I’ve never tried it with babies in a pond, how does that work?

I don't know, This is the first for me too. They have two sponge filters running in there. About 4 plants in there too. 

I tried to feed them yesterday and they didn't touch the food. So we will see. :yikes

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They look so good Koko! I hope my little lenny catches up to them in size soon

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24 minutes ago, koko said:

I don't know, This is the first for me too. They have two sponge filters running in there. About 4 plants in there too. 

I tried to feed them yesterday and they didn't touch the food. So we will see. :yikes

I wonder if it’s just the low temperature?  What’s it running in your area right now?  I thought they didn’t eat much below 50 but Sharon or Mandy would know better than me :)

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I wonder if it’s just the low temperature?  What’s it running in your area right now?  I thought they didn’t eat much below 50 but Sharon or Mandy would know better than me
I think it is. I stopped feeding the pond fry. The inside fish get one feeding a day.
It's been about 60f in the day and at night about 30-40f.
So I'm thinking it's just to cold now for them.... Going into hibernation

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