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Post by goldfishbetalover on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:14 am

Hi everyone, as most know I have a 75 g with one black moore and 2 fan tails...one of the fan tails is sort of a calico color with telescope eyes...the other is white in color and alot more fancy the the 1st named
anyway there is an ad on kijiji for a free calico goldfish...I have looked at images but it says there are different types
would this goldfish be compatible with my 3 babies?
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Re: Calico Goldfish?

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:44 am

Am i correct in assuming that this fish is a single tailed goldfish? How big is it?

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Re: Calico Goldfish?

Post by Biulu on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:23 am

We have a fan tailed calico.... I understand that calico refers to the colour pattern.

This is what wiki says: 'Calico or nacreous goldfish are goldfish of any breed that sport a mixture of metallic and transparent scales that produces a pearly appearance.[1][2] The name "calico goldfish" is often associated, and sometimes confused, with the shubunkin goldfish.

Calico goldfish have patches of red, yellow, grey and black along with dark speckles on a blue background. This nacreous coloration of usually extends over the fins'

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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:30 am

@Biulu wrote:We have a fan tailed calico.... I understand that calico refers to the colour pattern.

This is what wiki says: 'Calico or nacreous goldfish are goldfish of any breed that sport a mixture of metallic and transparent scales that produces a pearly appearance.[1][2] The name "calico goldfish" is often associated, and sometimes confused, with the shubunkin goldfish.

Calico goldfish have patches of red, yellow, grey and black along with dark speckles on a blue background. This nacreous coloration of usually extends over the fins'

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In my little world, the term Calico Goldfish would include Shubunkins and any other goldfish that has a calico coloration. That could be fantails, oranda's, telescopes, etc.

It's sort of a catch all term.

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:49 am

ok thank you
I am going to see if I can find out if it is single tail or fancy....also the size....
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:59 pm

he says it is a calico fan tail.....approx 3 inches long
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Post by Biulu on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:03 pm

I have found with goldfish that compatibility has to do with size on the one hand and sex of the fish on the other. The latter is difficult to judge at first sight. If the size difference with the other ones isn't too big, I would go for it, especially since you already have 3. Above 3 it gets easier in terms of pairing up of 2 fish and bullying the remaining.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Sounds like a plan to me,

What's the worse can happen, they don't get along and you have to ship him over to me.  Very Happy 

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm going to get him
he comes with a 10 gallon tank
the man says he has had him for 5 months and he is healthy
wonder if I should place him rt in with Rose, Micah and Oscar or keep him seperate for a time?
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Post by Biulu on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:06 pm

It is never bad to quarantine him for 2 weeks and see if any issues arise. Then you place him in the other tank.
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:10 pm

mmm...what I was thinking as well
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:51 am

Well?

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:57 am

well...here it goes
the fellow has not answered my phone calls
I started out this morning to go and get him not knowing his address and relying on calling fr onstar for an address....
sent him another email and will now await to see if he responds
it is kind of strange!i
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:36 am

yeah!
just spoke to him!
we were in his area not knowing his address
I told him I have a 75 g with 3 goldfish in it...soooooo
he said the fish and the tanj will be waiting for me whenever I can get there
he is almost an hr away so I need to organize another outing!
I can't wait to meet him
I do believe I have already chosen his name....
"STEVE"

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:10 pm

HE JUST SENT A PICTURE OF HIM!!!!!!...
SO EXCITED!
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:07 pm

Ok the post thieves just got me again Sad

Anyway what a perfect name for a goldfish STEVE!!!

Love to see the pictures

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:14 pm

I will definitely post photos of him!
and yes his name will be STEVE!!!!!!
We are so excited and can't wait to meet him!
Looks like it won't be until the 1st of the week as we have some bad whether coming this wknd
unless of course I can manage to get there tomorrow although the possibility of that happening is very slim as our daughter's preschool Christmas concert is tomorrow......
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:18 pm

oh and this will be my 75 gallon FULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by CAAIndie on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:22 pm

@Sbenson11 wrote:Ok the post thieves just got me again Sad


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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:26 pm

THE POST THIEVES HAVE TAKEN MY MESSAGES A FEW X AS WELL!!!!
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:27 pm

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@Sbenson11 wrote:Ok the post thieves just got me again Sad


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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:28 pm

my new calico goldfish!!!!! hee...hee...hee....
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:34 pm

picking the new guy up on Tuesday!.....
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Post by Sbenson11 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:49 pm

very cool, pictures as soon as you can.

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:53 pm

will do....!
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