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The babies are now in the big pond from the bathtub QT. They have grown a bit and look like they like the big pond. One died right when I got it but the rest have done well.
Here's a before and after picture of when I first got them in June and today:

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Yep Colleen I hardly ever saw them and when I did they zoomed around so fast I couldn't tell how big they were. When I finally caught them today and put them in that container I was surprised how fat they had gotten. Gonna look for some long tailed ones next time.
 
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Hey JW, They look great. I like the nice long tails. It looks like they have changed colors a little too. The shub I have had the longest was so boring looking when i first got it two years ago and now it has really nice coloration.
 

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Not sure if these will have long tails or not. Thought when I looked at them maybe one or two might but some have short but still I like the colors. I'm looking for more w/ really long tails. I noticed too that they have changed colors and prolly will continue forever in doing so.
 
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Very nice jw! agree colleen, love my goldies and shubies have all sort of colors, sizes, shapes in the pond. Easy to care for too
 

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My first love was plain Jane goldfish comets. When I was still a kid and living at home, I got three goldfish from the House of Pets, downtown here in town, that was in the seventy's, pets store now closed. When I left home I took my three goldfish with me and moved into a trailer at this trailer park here in town. I dug a hole and made a very small pond in the front flower bed that had no flowers. Put a air stone in it, some hornwort and my three plain Jane goldfish and that was my first pond, that was in 1985? Not sure for sure.

I found my husband later and moved in with him in this very house, and quickly took over a small area in the back yard for a pond. Poor guy, never new what happened, came home one day and I was digging a hole in the ground. Put my three goldfish in and the rest is history. The one goldfish that was the biggest, started out orange, but then turned all white and she lived for over twenty three years. I still see her great grand babies in the bottom pond, (they look just like her) where there is only goldfish of many shapes and sizes.

I do like my big koi too, they are like dogs to me, cause they follow me when I walk around the ponds, but they do get very very big and require more attention and larger ponds with very good circulation and tons of dog food to keep there hunger mouths full. Sometimes I swear they eat more dog food than my two big dogs! I enjoy all the fish now, but the two largest koi and very special to me now, had them for over twenty years, and I hear that they can outlive their owners and sometimes are "willed" to family.
 

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I can fully understand how a relatively new husband coming home to find his wife digging a LARGE hole in the back yard could be a bit scary! :faint:
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oh my gosh I married the black widow .Hope I have time to get away :razz:
 
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Ha ha ha, it was not quite that bad, the yard was neglected until I showed up. After I dug my first pond, 135 Gallons, it was easy, quick and painless cause he was still blinded by my love, ha ha ha, then he loved it and started a garden next to it. My hubby loves all the fish and animals and hates if even a snail gets dumped down the drain when I clean my fish tanks. So now when I clean the fish tanks that are full of tiny guppies and snails, I paste a sign that says "no fish or snails harmed by this process" of course that's a lie, you never get them all, there is just too many!!
 

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