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Online forums like Goldfish Keepers can be a great place to network with other goldfish hobbyists and breeders to find some really great fish!  Plus, supporting small hobby breeders also helps keep the hobby vibrant and strong.  I got a group of 7 beautiful Broadtail Moor Goldfish from Amy Shonka and I love them!  Can’t […]

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl1K8Rxx-F8 You got to see my butterfly telescope babies grow up from little one-week-old “eyelashes” and now just look at the beauties they’ve become!  They’re almost one year old now and I’m so pleased with how they’ve turned out.  It has taken a lot of careful grooming (aka WORK!) to get to this […]

After selling almost all of my butterfly telescope fry (who actually aren’t fry anymore!) that I’ve been painstakingly raising for the past 6 months, I’m feeling a little bit of the “empty nester syndrome” setting in.  It’s the perfect time to take stock of the fish that I still have and show them some love!  […]

Who are those fish and what have they done with Sophie and Clyde?!  Seriously though, check out the major color change that Sophie and Clyde have undergone!  This was a long time coming.  As many of you probably know, there are no “true” panda goldfish.  Goldfish that are black and white (called panda) are eventually […]

The fry are growing like weeds and eating me out of house and home!  No but really, they’re looking more beautiful every day.  Most of them have lost their dark fry color, but there’s one that might possibly stay black – how cool would that be?  There are 42 fry split up between four 40 […]

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OR367NrpkU Clyde and Sophie are losing their black color at a faster rate every day!  Soon Sophie will no longer be a tri-color and Clyde will no longer be a panda… they’ll both be red/white.  It’s looking like Sophie will be mostly red with a white face and a little red spot on […]

My butterfly fry are now just over two months old, and there are 57 left at this time.  They’re starting to look very nice and I’m excited to see how they’ll look at 6 months when we’ll be able to see their adult form and colors.  For those wondering; yes, I do plan on selling […]

Edgar, a male butterfly telescope I bred about a year ago. As many of you noticed in my video from last week in which I showed you around my fish room (click here if you missed that video → Impromptu Fish Room Tour) Edgar is no longer in my 75 gallon tank. Edgar all boxed […]

Here are some closeup shots of one of the best butterfly telescope fry.  The group is 11 weeks old today, and at this stage you can clearly see all fins, fin rays, and scales.  You can also see the telescope eyes starting to protrude ever so slightly.  This fry is not quite perfect because there […]

The butterfly fry are 10 weeks old now and doing well.  I can start to see the telescope eyes popping out just a little bit.  For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about moving the fry into the 60 gallon tub so they can have some more space, and to free up the 40 […]