GPF Member's Babies (aka MFS evidence)


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okay, this is a personal request, though others may like it too; I'm not seeing enough pics of everyone's 'babies' aka your fish, so how about we get our act together and post some here? Sort of like 'Gemma's Babies', this one will be all GPF Member's Babies. Some, I won't name names, MIGHT call this evidence of MFS!

I'll start, and hopefully those that haven't done much in the past will post some up close and personal pics of their pond babies. Get out those camera phones and DSLRs, hold up some kibble and tell your babies to say 'cheese!' Or something more fishy, if you prefer!

(some tips; sun at your back, watch for glare--use a polarizer if you have one, take lots and post the best, cloudy day pics are often better than sunny day versions!)
 

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I don't know about who has the nicest babies but I bet pound for pound you win @brokensword when it comes to home many. Though I'd bet @addy1 is right there two
 

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I don't know about who has the nicest babies but I bet pound for pound you win @brokensword when it comes to home many. Though I'd bet @addy1 is right there two
ha, maybe; BUT!!!! where's some of YOUR babies? The idea is I haven't seen too many others' fish recently, though you did post some. Got any more, different? This is a call for the likes of @poconojoe and @Jhn , perhaps @cas and @mrsclem , @RobAmy and @Mmathis , JUST to name a few. I'll get to the others, don't you worry...! Just wait til I start a video thread for the same--but I have to convince even the likes of you to get an underwater cam or build a gatorcam like I showed ya! Hint, hint! Because, seriously, there's only a few nice vids on Youtube and once past those, it's slim pickings. Maybe I'm just looking for new talent, hey?
 

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OK here's a 2 year old video now.ill have to find the go pro.
I noticed your sanke, showa and kujaku right off. You say you didn't spend much but seems you still got a lot of nice ones! Thanks!
 
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showa 85 bucks the sanke swam into a rock head on full speed trying to get away from me and killed it's self and the kujaku was found stuck to the side of the floating weir in the helix skimmer. Skimmer in not set up today but will be again but the power will be lessoned greatly to it.
 
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It is crazy looking back and how many fish have changed since then there's on in the video mostly blue little orange on the belly that now has the most beautiful fins. another that was a spectacular red and white pattern but lots all the colors the red head went peach the rest of the body went silver and black.
 

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My herd has decreased a bit, think I know why, saw a huge snake running from me , think it went into the pond.
I will try to get some shots, but none of mine will be as clear as the two of you!
 

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Finally got the nets for the new part of the pond, so I can get them Up hopefully this weekend and get some pics of the herd, including the herd of terrapins

Also, have been occupied with finding a leak in the pond which I found and patched yesterday. Under a 150lb rock of all places. Took a week for the water to finally stop dropping, was losing like a steady 2” a day. So far it has been holding water as I slowly add some back everyday and am taking the opportunity to tweak the intake bay a little bit.

I take it MFS is multiple fish syndrome, have that in spades....and it’s been a few years since I bought any. Although, that will change shortly once I am done with the pond addition.
 
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Your a good Stewart @Tula staying with 4 fish . nice looking group
 
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I have one fish I have had since the beginning, 4 years now. Its a male that is VERYYYYYYYYYYY aggressive and I am afraid he has got to find a new home. So i understand the friends part I don't want to ship him out but he has really really beat up three different females several times now really badly. so i'm left with little choice
 

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showa 85 bucks the sanke swam into a rock head on full speed trying to get away from me and killed it's self and the kujaku was found stuck to the side of the floating weir in the helix skimmer. Skimmer in not set up today but will be again but the power will be lessoned greatly to it.
Dayum; now I know why you've named parts Hell's Gate and Last Chance Harvey! I've had a couple of losses re koi but none with such spectacular stories! And it is both neat as well as sad when some start changing. I always hope they'll stay more or less as I got them. I've started charting them, year by year, just to see how they change. Maybe I'll post in a couple of years those that alter drastically.

And I haven't paid more than 60ish dollars with most coming in at about 35 on average.
 

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My herd has decreased a bit, think I know why, saw a huge snake running from me , think it went into the pond.
I will try to get some shots, but none of mine will be as clear as the two of you!
@addy1 , how about taking your cam when you go wading in the pond? Have the sun at your back or make it a cloudy day, take a little bit of food and then snap away! If you have a lot of surface agitation, just cut the air for a moment and/or the falls. I've found a polarizer really helps if you have one!
 
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It is crazy looking back and how many fish have changed since then there's on in the video mostly blue little orange on the belly that now has the most beautiful fins. another that was a spectacular red and white pattern but lots all the colors the red head went peach the rest of the body went silver and black.
I know what you mean; all part of the hobby, I guess. Like our four footed friends, seems fish can also have a personality that translates the relationship. When I had only gf, we named the largest Moby, not because it looked like a whale but it was the largest! Then I got koi and it didn't take long before Moby was relegated to second fiddle!
 

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Finally got the nets for the new part of the pond, so I can get them Up hopefully this weekend and get some pics of the herd, including the herd of terrapins

Also, have been occupied with finding a leak in the pond which I found and patched yesterday. Under a 150lb rock of all places. Took a week for the water to finally stop dropping, was losing like a steady 2” a day. So far it has been holding water as I slowly add some back everyday and am taking the opportunity to tweak the intake bay a little bit.

I take it MFS is multiple fish syndrome, have that in spades....and it’s been a few years since I bought any. Although, that will change shortly once I am done with the pond addition.
heh, glad you got the hint, @Jhn , but you already know I'd love to see natural diamondback pics. But the fish too, of course! And if they're not mutts, ya gots ta name at least some of them!


And yep; you can blame addy for the MFS moniker! I have no idea though how the thought ever came into head! ;)
Glad you got the hole found and patched. They say you need patience in this hobby, not sure this is the kind they meant!
 
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Here are 3 of my 4.....Madame Butterfly, Sushi and Sumo. I'll try for a picture of the 4th, Cha Cha, soon :)
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@Tula is Madamme Butterfly a bekko? Or is she an Utsuri? Also, can't tell what Sumo is; did he/she change color with age? If so, what did Sumo begin as?

Annnnnd, you DO know where the power cord for your aerator is, right? hint hint!!
 

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