Today Is Friday! This week seemed to be very slow for me, I’m hoping it was a little faster for you guys. Anyways I decided to make Friday’s the new day to post pictures of my fish-whether that be my butterflies or my nano tank and fish. I have decided to call it Fishy Fridays 🙂
This Friday, I am going to post a little about my butterflies because they haven’t had much time in the spotlight lately, and after all this whole page and my business is based off of butterfly telescopes. I’ll be the first to admit I have been quite busy lately and I have really been wanting to start a new video, but there has been so much going on in my life recently that the videos have kind of taken a back seat because they are so time consuming. It’s easier for me to sit down and post a blog real quick with some pictures (I don’t have to edit them for hours).
So enough of all that mumbo jumbo, here are my babies!
Here’s MooMoo, She’s always waddling around the tank, and as far as coloring goes, she is probably one of the best of the bunch. She’s from Dandy Orandas and she is the second largest fish I own. She’s also my first calico! I have been searching for a while to find a nice calico with a nice body type. I waited for a long time for Ken to have his auctions again, because as some of you know he was taking about a month break back in- I believe November, so when he finally posted his fish again in December I jumped in there and bought her.
Here is Bubba (orange and black), and Luna (orange). These are the two babies I had delivered from Water Pigs USA.
They are both thriving and growing. Both were lost in transit for 7 days, and I thought for sure I’d have a DOA with these two. When I got them they were both still in great shape and acclimated way better than I could have expected! Luna was accidentally sucked onto the filter intake after a week of being with me- I had no idea how long she was like that when I found her the next morning. She had an indented side and was lifeless, I thought for sure she wasn’t going to make it, but she pulled through like a champ-these fish are very hardy considering the amount of stuff they went through. Bubba is just a mac daddy in all honesty.. He’s not even a year old yet and he is chasing all the ladies around the tank. So I thought Bubba was a suitable name for him.
Then we have my favorite (yes I play favorites) Otis! There is something about him that is near and dear to my heart. He is always watching me from inside the tank and he is probably the most interactive and friendliest of them all. He was my first telescope I purchased when I got back into the hobby again about a year and a half ago. I purchased him with Lucy as a pair from my LFS-Eddies Aquarium.
Lucy is my girl, she was also one of the original matriarchs of Tubular Telescopes. She came home the same day as Otis and they both started in a 30 gallon when they were small and slowly moved their way up to the 125 gallon, so they have been there through a lot of changes. I’m hoping to breed Lucy this spring as part of my breeding program because she has a lot of good qualities to her and she’s very hardy. About a month ago her and Luna contracted some strange illness that I believed at the time to be dropsy. They were so swollen that they looked like they were going to pop and their scales were slightly raised. I think now that they were both egg bound because after a day of being the size of a balloon the swelling went down and their scales were back to normal. Either way they pulled through like champs and are now acting and feeling back to their normal selves again.
Lastly we have Betty White. Oh big Betty White, She is one of the fish I have a soft spot for. She is by far the biggest fish in the tank, and the most clumsy. Her size really does work against her in most cases, especially when she tries to turn around and when it’s feeding time -She is my special fish. She has slight floaty issues and I was aware of them when I purchased her. I just loved her though..I knew she wasn’t going to be used in my breeding program, but she was a beautiful fish and I thought she would at least look good in the main display tank. During feeding time, when all of the fish rush to the bottom to pick up their pellets or Rapashy, she swims to the top to “look for food.” I often have to lightly tap her on the head every time so she’ll swim down to the bottom to eat before the other piggy’s eat her share.
Fun Fact: When I originally bought her from Dandy Orandas, the orange crescent coloring on her eyes were black. I knew they wouldn’t last, but I fell in love with her coloring.
One of my favorite parts of owning goldfish is watching them change over time! It’s so awesome to see the transformation and growth over the years. When I have my first batch of fry I cannot wait to see them develop over the course of the months to come before they are sold.
Before I end this post, I wanted to let you know that we have a winner for the subscriber giveaway! I put all of your user names into a hat this morning and drew one name. So without further ado, the winner is: goldfishfables
Congrats! Please send me an email with your address so I can mail your prizes to you as soon as possible! Thanks again to everyone who joined and subscribed to my page, I appreciate the support!
Well that’s all for today, I hope everyone has a great weekend! Let me know in the comments which of my babies are your absolute favorite!
Talk to you soon!