Shubunkin

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    I've got red and white shubunkin I've seen a lot of colours but I can't find any other colours in Malta I'm not gonna stop looking until I get some I love the Bristol shubunkin there beautiful
     
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    Shubbies breed to much that is there major problem .Goldfish breed a lot also .I love my fat fantails they have never had any babies from them .
     
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    Yeah 4 days after I got them I found 3 young a few days later I found 11more baby s
     
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    Shubunkin are beautiful and easy to care for. They and goldfish, breed often, where as a female koi, spawns once per season. As much fun as it is to see babies, it quickly leads to over crowding and poor water quality . If you have a large enough pond, you caplet nature run it's course.

    My pond is only 1700 gallons, so can become over crowded easily.
     
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    Mine are small the shop owner said in 300 Litre's I can put 6 to 8 shubunkin
     
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    300 liters is 79.25 gallons which may work short term for 6-8 small shubunkin but is not nearly enough long term. They don't stay small for long ;)
     
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    Do they keep on growing even if there pond is small?
     
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    They will likely grow until they start to have health issues due to poor water quality. It is generally recommend to have a minimum of 40 gallons per goldfish. This will give them room to grow and help keep decent water quality. Goldfish are huge waste producers and need a lot more space than most tropical fish.
     
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    Hmmi need more pond s
     
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    LOL! I hear ya :LOL:

    That way of thinking is what got me multiple aquariums and the pond and stock tank.

    Still working on the hubby to let me enlarge the current pond.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Haha I'll have to do something
     
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    Marginals, marginals, marginals.........
     
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    I kept my youngest son his crib until he was 20, bugger is now over 6'.

    Sometimes his room smells like fish????

    Sorry, couldn't help it..........
     
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    Haha
     
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    Temperature 18c fish are looking good and eating
     
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    It's so important to consider the end result when stocking a pond - if a pond can support six or eight fish max, then the math should tell you to buy two. Or better yet one... because they won't stop at eight! The fish don't read the same rules we do! With that many shubunkins - even small ones - you need a bigger pond, STAT.
     
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    Know that first timers go crazy and buy more fish then they should that s what happened to me I'll have to learn from my mistake s
     
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    Yup - we've all been there! Shame on the fish sellers for not giving better guidance.
     
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    I'll try to keep them as happy and healthy as I can
     
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    if u only see red white then they are sarasa , ithink they breed more in start , once u have more population and bigger fish , the babies wil have less surviving rate as water will become harsh too . it depends if u feed them alot they will grow but not that fast if u have small pond . they may reach 6 to 7 inch in 2 years , u can add koi to control population .btw we think we can have good fishes from breeding but its not the case , usualy in shops uil find better quality bcz of selective breeding . i had lots of shubs but majority will not be good quality . most of them wil be plain red or plain white after few breedings .
     
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