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Finally was able to get my hands on some more Shubunkins today. I've added them to my bathtub pond for awhile to quarantine them from my other fish in the bigger pond. Got 6 of them. They don't mind the slightly green water in there. Kind of hides them from predators looking from above. I put them in that white dish to try and see them better. Guess I should have used the water they came in from the store instead of the bathtub pond water. Oh well!

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Cute. I'm going to add 4 to my goldfish pond to replace the 12 koi I removed. Seems like a fair swap to me. I really love the shubbies, can't wait to get some of my very own.
 

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Yeah! congrats jw shubbie mom! They look very nice. The few I have in my deck pond are growing like crazy, they get good koi food lol.
 

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I haven't fed them yet. Will try today to see if they come out of hiding.
 

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Thanks guys, I had to click on my own photo's of them just now to see what they look like as I can't see them in the tub. Oh well!
 
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Congrats J.W.! They are very cute little babies! I have one shubunkin baby from last year that is getting cuter and cuter every day :)
 

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Feed feed feed lol, my lil shubbies are growing quick
 

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I put in some pellets but they are still hiding so I threw in some sinking algae wafers I had on hand in case they are afraid to come up to the surface. Poor scared little babies :sad: Need to fatten them up for the winter. How long should I keep them in the quarantine tub before I throw them in w/ the wolves? Maybe I should leave them in there for longer so they can eat all the food and not get squeezed out by the pigs!
 

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As long as they are happy and safe they will find plenty in the tub to eat on there own .They gotta check out there new pad .congrats .
 

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Right now they are only checking out a gap between two red bricks on the bottom holding a plant up. They won't come out except every once in awhile I see one dart out and then back in again.
 
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The ones in my deck pond took two weeks to decide I was safe, now they come running when they see me, I mean food!
 
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Beautiful new additions. My son's Shubunkin Gorilla is our friendliest fish and we have had him from day one. I was in the pond yesterday and he wouldn't leave me alone,nibbling on my legs and shorts,kinda funny really. Anyhow nice additions.
 

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Still no sight of them and I know they are hiding in there which makes me want to tear everything apart to look for them just to make sure but I will be patient and let them be at peace. They gotta come out sometime to eat.
 

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Still no sight of them and I know they are hiding in there which makes me want to tear everything apart to look for them just to make sure but I will be patient and let them be at peace. They gotta come out sometime to eat.

patience, patience, patience jw............patience
 
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Still no sight of them and I know they are hiding in there which makes me want to tear everything apart to look for them just to make sure but I will be patient and let them be at peace. They gotta come out sometime to eat.

yep like addy said.. but yes it's hard to be patient sometimes... j.w. if you only had five you could have named then new edition like the 80's group
 

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Clever don't ask, but not naming any of my fish, its bad luck, cuz when you start doing that you lose them so just fishy, fishy for each one lol!
 
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jw, they look really nice and will just get better as they grow. I know shubunkins are just supposed to be calico goldfish but I see different behavior from them than my "regular" goldfish. I think these will be a great addition to your pond.
 
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We have some great looking shubbies in the big pond, all different colors. All home grown from last year. I am not liking any one better than another, puts a heck on the fish you like lol
 

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