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What do you think of my gems and what would you categorize them as?

Discussion in 'Goldfish Judging' started by shinyaMillan, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. shinyaMillan

    shinyaMillan Member

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    This is Lemon Grab. (Oranda?)
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    This is my biggest fish "Blue" 20180212_120508.jpg 20180212_120346.jpg

    and this is Heart my butterfly telescope.
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  2. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    Fish 1- tri color oranda probably will loose the black
    Fish 2- Panda oranda, probably will loose the black
    Fish 3 calico butterfly demekin

    Your fish are beautiful even though the black may fade
     
  3. shinyaMillan

    shinyaMillan Member

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    Maybe my pictures aren't that great of quality but the 2nd fish doesn't have any sign of a wen and so i'm certain it's not an oranda. Perhaps some sort of pompom?
     
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  4. Surrealasm

    Surrealasm Active Member

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    I am definitely a newbie as far as this goes, but "blue" definitely looks like it's got the pom pom going on
     
  5. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    Rialto? You're my neighbor. I live in Loma Linda.

    We!come to the forum, Jim.
     
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  6. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    pom pom oranda then.l Their wens tend to be smaller
     
  7. shinyaMillan

    shinyaMillan Member

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    I would love it if he would grow a cute wen and retain those cute pom poms but unfortunately this fish is 7.5 inches and 2 years old now..still no sign of any wen, not even a small one...I thought if I grew him out I would have a Eureka moment by now and have figured it out. none the less I love this fish and I guess his egg body shape, lack of wen and long tail will keep me guessing.
     
  8. shinyaMillan

    shinyaMillan Member

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    Thats exciting!! Not many goldfish lovers around here. when I begin talking about my love for goldfish most people take it as their cue to leave because they know i'm going to talk fish for a while... lol
     
  9. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    Tell me about it. You are preaching to the choir...lol

    Good luck and happy fishkeeping, Jim.
     
  10. Surrealasm

    Surrealasm Active Member

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    Wow his coloration is amazing for a 2 year old... Did he start out as a "panda"? I currently have a blue ranchu who is getting some white sploches kind of like the ones yours has.

    BTW, i didn't mention this earlier but all of these fish are super gorge. I also like Adventure Time, so I got a kick out of Lemon grab. Hopefully he plays well with others.
     
  11. shinyaMillan

    shinyaMillan Member

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    When blue was given to me he was a year old and his body was largely white, but once in my care he started to show more black pigmentation. At first i was worried something was wrong with my water and tested for ammonia just incase but after testing, evaluating the health of his fins and his behavior... He may have just decided to color up a little. This also happened with the Oranda. She started off as all white except for a small black spot just behind her wen and now she has gained red scales where it used to be white , lost some back, and as you can tell..she has gained a lot of yellow. I find it fascinating how a gold can change so much when its moves from one persons care to another.
     
  12. Carolann

    Carolann Active Member

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    Superb photos your fish are lovely no wonder you are so proud of them.
     

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