Just got my Tricker's catalog today!

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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    Already made my wish list
    I want Anacharis, Vallisneria, and they have Lemon yellow goldfish.
    The shipping would kill me if I order all of what I want.
    But its good to have a wish list.
    Tricker's is in Ohio though, I could do a 5 hour round trip road trip. But I dont see that happening either.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Catalogs=open your wallet(or purse). It's the self induced poison we all love...
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    If goldfish reproduce like rabbits, why are yellow ones so rare?
     
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    They may not reproduce as yellow goldfish.
     
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    Looks like a niche market to me! Buy a few dozen, breed them, raise up in a different pond, and sell the yellow ones to others! The hard part would be culling out or rehoming the non yellow.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    for the most part, to date, the yellow ones aren't a strong color but more pale. Almost bought one, once. The pond place near me had some––had them on clearance as he said no one was buying them. Sort of says it all, you know?
     
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    I wonder if you could feed them stuff to enhance the yellow. Excess carrots will cause humans to get an orange tint.
     
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    My guess is the "yellow" won't stay yellow, but who knows! And, as far as plants, you buy just one plant of anarachis and you may have more than you want within a year or two! Do you know anyone close that has that? If so, ask for a start. That's how I got my first start, and that was 2 years ago ... it's to the point of having to yank out the excess now, but it's GREAT for spawning fish. Need to see if I can get some started in the koi pond, maybe have some babies in that pond again. The koi are more likely to munch on the plants, though. :)
     
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    I thought the fish would eat it. I may try some. Regardless, I’d keep some for the aquarium to grow inside just in case they do eat it all in the pond.
     
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    I think goldfish leave it alone for the most part, but koi may chew on it. I have it in my goldfish pond and I have a LOT of goldfish in there, and they have not touched it that I can tell.
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    i need to find the nearest member to me and make a fieldtrip. Maybe we could trade stuff
     
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    Check craigslist. In the middle of summer, lots of people are giving it away. I got my yellow water lilies for $5. The guy gave me three real nice tubers and even a pot to plant them in.
     
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    I agree with the Craigslist suggestion. We get lotus tubers for $5 from a lady we found advertising on CL and she always gives us extras. You could also post that you are looking for pond plants - be proactive!
     
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    @Lisak1 have you had luck with lotus tubers? I've heard they are very delicate to start from tuber. I found some lotus in a lake and pulled a tuber, another one found tuber floating from a boat stirring them up and yanking a couple out. Both plants are growing, but neither have ever bloomed, and it's been 3 years for one and 4 for the other. Maybe this year one will bloom ...
     
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    Lotus like potash... Many a garden pond have anemic fertility levels when heavily planted
     
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    We have, but I'll be honest - my daughter is the lotus grower. She follows all the "lotus rules" for fertilizing. But every tuber she's planted has flowered prolifically. We have some in pots in the pond and some in pots near the pond - all do beautifully. Probably because I leave them alone!
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    I've been to Trickers and it's awesome. Big old farm house and lots and lots to look at.

    Tons of fish and plants as well as other supplies. I bought two of the yellow goldfish (I think they call them sunburst) they have kept their color for a few years now.

    Fish and plants were all healthy. Bring lots of money :D
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Not the best picture but you can see one of the yellows in it

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I never touch my lotus, no fertilizing , dividing etc. They just bloom and bloom and bloom and grow of course. lol
     
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    How big are the pots Lisak1?
     
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