The New Kids in the Tank

Last weekend we added 4 new kids to our little family.

About 6 months ago a friend of mine gave me her fish tank which was probably 6 times bigger than the one I had my current fish in. This huge tank has had one rather large goldfish swimming around alone. So we changed that last Sunday.

Introducing our new kids:

Clockwise: The Colonel, Gojo, Gritz, Levi.

So Brendan picked 2 and I picked 2. We also named 2 each and judging from the names, if you know us you’d be able to pick who named who.

The Golden Girls

We also deliberately bought 4 different breeds. All “fancy” Goldfish but I wanted different ones to document their growth and see how they change visually from each other. We got a Ranchu, Red Cap Oranda, Ryukin and an Angel Tail.

The size difference between the new 4 and Slappy is pretty big though. When I first put the babies in the tank Slappy chased them for a second. I’m guessing he thought they may have been food. I mean the guy has been living in a tank alone for 4 and a half years and suddenly he had roommates! I gave him alittle bit of a talk before dropping them in. Just told him that he has to be a good role model, act like a big brother. After the initial shock of the kids not being food they stayed separated for 2 days. Slappy at one side of the tank and the kids in the other. But it’s great now. Everyone’s getting along. No gangs. No separation. They’re all swimming together which makes me happy.

It’s funny though. Turns out I like fish. And Brendan does too. It’s been great waking up in the morning and going to the tank. They know it’s feeding time so they all go the window and start shaking, almost like they’re having a spasm. It’s adorable.

So there it is. Our 4 new buddies. Can’t wait to take monthly pics of them to show how their progressing.

  One thought on “The New Kids in the Tank

  1. Timothy Price
    November 26, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Beautiful kids. Super photos.

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  2. November 26, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    These look so sweet, I love tropical fish 🧡

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    • November 30, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      They are so adorable. I didn’t know I love fish so much.
      And I love tropical fish too. If i had enough money I’d have them. But for now Goldfish will do me fine 🙂

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  3. December 1, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Is this your first time keeping fish? do you have kept shrimp that also beautiful to keep try one day, for your knowledge there are shrimps like cherry shrimp which love most after the gold fish, Amano shrimp etc try one day If you want to read more about please read this et some knowledge

    https://myfishaquaria.com/what-is-the-gender-difference-between-male-vs-female-cherry-shrimp/

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    • December 4, 2020 at 1:24 am

      No this isn’t my first time. I’ve had others only this time I have a big tank and more than 2 in a tank together. I have thought about getting shrimp. My friend has a couple of them and I’ve been watching how she takes care of them and seeing if that’s something I can do. My other friend had them but they didn’t last long. I’m definitely going to look into it though.

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