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Marcus Barber - 2004-07-16
I first bought 15 feeder goldfish at 5 for a dollar 3 years ago. The nice lady at the pet store gave me one extra. They were only about an inch long. In the past 3 years 3 have died but the rest are between 5 and 6 inches long. They seem to be growing too fast but that is probably only because I have kept them in an outdoor tank. I guess you could call it a tank it is actually a huge tractor tire that is approximately 450 gallons and is directly hooked to a well and has water available anytime. There is a faucet thing underwater that is tied to a plastic float. All I have to do is push the float down and water comes out. The tank is about 4 foot across and 3 foot deep. I keep them there all year round even in the winter. It freezes about 2 inches solid every year about every day in the winter. I am only 14 years old so I`m out of school during the winter because of snow so I have this sledge hammer to bust the ice gently so not to scare the fish. The tank doesn`t have any sort of filtration just when I dip out about 10% of the water every day.

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Jeanne - 2004-07-13
I have 2 lovely lionheads and they are currently trying to breed. I really enjoy them so much. They remind me of manatees!

Jeanne

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Anonymous - 2004-07-12
My boyfriend bought me a fantail when he asked me to senior prom. We had "joint custody" of it when I went to college an hour away. I took it back this summer and read that they are communal fish so I tried to buy him a small red hooded one for a friend. The new fish was undetectably sick and died a few days later. About 4 days later, my prom fish died. Just a word for the wise, shop around before you add goldfish to your existing ones- visit the place you buy them from a few times and check to make sure none of the fish in their tank are ill.

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Lee - 2004-07-10
I love bubble eye fish too but I got a bigger problem then getting his bubble stuck in the filter. It stuck twice, shrunk until not seen and then it grew back. But alas, it grew back twice the size. So my bubble eye is very healthy but the sacs have since grown so big that he cannot see properly. He cannot even breathe properly as the sacs keep obstructing his mouth, and most importantly, the sacs are too heavy for him. He can hardly swim and that means he has no strength to swim up for food. Guys, really appreciate if anyone out there got a remedy. I love my bubble eye and do not want him to die like that.

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renee - 2004-07-04
My bubble eyes sack somehow was punctured. It since has slowly grown back. However it is not the pretty golden color it used to be it is now black.

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Dick Henry - 2004-06-21
My goldfish has grown past your average. My goldfish has grown to be about a foot and a half long in my 150 gallon tank.

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Kimberly - 2004-06-17
My Black Moors name is Schwartzie and he shares a tank with a calico fantail named Gefilte. He has a really unusual behaviour. He will lay at the bottom of the tank for minutes at a time just staring at the world through some glass rocks. I guess he likes the way it distorts the images or maybe its like glasses for him. I read that moors have pretty poor eyesight... Who knows? After he watches the world go by for a few minutes, he takes a few laps around the tank and then finds another rock to stare through. Very funny to watch!

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shari - 2004-06-15
I hope Misty has placed her Oranda in an aquarium or pond by now. If not it will not live long. Mine are 3 years old, happily living in a pond with koi and have reproduced once. The variety of colorations from this breeding has been amazing. Some may be part koi.

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C hloe - 2004-06-15
I never thought that I would be interested in goldfish because I had only ever had tropical fish in my two foot tank but when all of my tropical fish died due to fungus ( which they caught from the pet shop we bought them from only the day before) we went up to our local nursery to see what fish they supplied and then I saw the Bubble eyed goldfish I fell in love with them instantly and bought one to start of with we named it Bubbles (I know how original.)We have had bubbles for a month now and we are going to get two more to keep bubbles company. We love Bubble to bits because he has so much character and you need to look after them a bit more then the average gold fish.

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Kris - 2004-06-14
Hi Everyone, I just got on June 8th a Black Moor named HERMIE and a orange and white Fantail named Elliott. (hope they are boys). I named them after 2 NASCAR racers. I have them in a 30 gal tank and it must be like a ocean to them since they are so small. I hope they like their new home. I have a Lion Head named PITSTOP that I got 7/1996 and I may add him to the tank. Thanks for a great site.
>)))))@ Kristin from Massachusetts

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