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post #1 of 13
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I just love him -he's soo gorgeous!!!! His name is Sir Winston Churchill. He's a red telescope goldfish.

I went to a petstore a few weeks ago to get some supplies and while i was there i saw this little guy...in a huge tank and all by himself. Every time i walked past his tank he'd follow me and blow bubbles. My friend was with me at the time and said "Look, he wants to go home with you" I thought it was funny, so i went away for a few minutes and then went back to his tank to see if he'd do it again- sure enough he did. He didn't follow my friend when she tried, just me I thought he was prescious at the time but i wasn't planning on getting a goldfish, after all i was there at the petstore getting stuff to set up a community fish tank so i could add frogs/etc.

Well, i couldn't get him out of my mind (silly, right!). My tank was already ready, so a few days later i called my friend that worked at the store and asked if that little goldfish was still there in the big tank by himself, he said he was so i told him to hold him for me and i'd be on my way to get him! I drove over 20 minutes away (and past 4 other pet/aquaria stores) just for that little guy! He was worth it too!! I swear he's the most happy little fish too! This little guys is great!

When i get a little extra money, i'm planning on upgrading him to a much larger tank!

Here's my new fish-baby! I just love his eyes!!:





Sorry for the glare in this one. I still love it though because if you look close you can see him blowing bubbles


post #2 of 13
He's very cute! I fell in love with a stunning red and white goldfish once at our local petsmart...dude refused to sell him. He was gone in a day or two, and honestly, I don't think he belonged to the store or this employee already had dibs...I never saw this same quality of goldfish there again and I looked for months (stubborn me).

I've seen imported show quality goldfish before, this fellow was stunning. Kind of put me off on this particular store, to be honest.
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
He's very cute! I fell in love with a stunning red and white goldfish once at our local petsmart...dude refused to sell him. He was gone in a day or two, and honestly, I don't think he belonged to the store or this employee already had dibs...I never saw this same quality of goldfish there again and I looked for months (stubborn me).

I've seen imported show quality goldfish before, this fellow was stunning. Kind of put me off on this particular store, to be honest.
Aww that's aweful Pat I'm sorry you weren't able to get the fish you wanted. If you're ever near memphis -there are TONS of amazing aquatic stores around here with an awesome selection of fish! I normally have just one store "Bob's Tropicals" that i buy my fish from, but i made an exception this time when i got this little guy from a different place, just because i couldn't stop thinking about him.

I'm wanting to get him a really nice 30 or 40 gallon corner tank for our bathroom, but i'm having a hard time finding the one i want- so he's in the small tank for a while longer (He's still got a lot of growing to do though, he's pretty young! This type is supposed to get between 8-12") They really are great fish to keep, - i have a bio wheel in there with him and filters/etc....when you do that, they're really clean fish to keep as well! I don't know why they get a bad rap, i love my little guy!!
post #4 of 13
He's beautiful! I've never seen/heard of such a responsive goldfish
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He's beautiful! I've never seen/heard of such a responsive goldfish
He really is very responsive- i've never had one act like this and i've had tons of fish!!! It's really cute!!! I'll have to try and get a video of him so you guys can see what i'm talking about It's prescious!

I actually worry that he might be kind of lonely all by himself- but i don't want to add anymore goldfish with him until i get a much larger tank so they have plenty of space.
post #6 of 13
Very cute!! You have to love goldfish!
post #7 of 13
He's very cute, love the one of him blowing bubbles!!
post #8 of 13
haha... so lovely
post #9 of 13
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Thanks you guys!!!! I really love him so much- he's such a joy to have in our home!!!
post #10 of 13
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I'm very sad to update about this- Winston passed away yesterday. I'm pretty sad about it. I really liked that that fish! He was so pretty and always soo active in the tank - just a joy to watch!

He seemed fine all week, even yesterday afternoon- ate like normal and i didn't see any signs of illness. He had a clean tank, new filter, fresh water,etc and seemed to be just fine. Last night he passed away just out of the blue I will miss the little guy
post #11 of 13
Awww isn't he cute!!!
post #12 of 13
Oh dear..I am so sorry. We still remember our one beta fish - Lorenzo. Who says you can't get a bit attached to a fish?!
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Oh dear..I am so sorry. We still remember our one beta fish - Lorenzo. Who says you can't get a bit attached to a fish?!
Thank you Pat. I was quite attached to him. I really do love all of my animals, including any fish that we have. I just think they're so beautiful and fun to have around -they really just complete our home for me- i've always had fish. There's just a special place in my heart for them and i can really appreciate their beauty. I was quite sad when Winston passed.

After the passed, i cleaned the tank thoroughly (took it completly down and cleaned EVERYTHING) Then did a short fishless cycle of the tank with all filters/bio wheels going etc. Yesterday I got 3 neon tetras and 1 african dwarf frog from the pet store. I'm going keep them in the tank for a few weeks by themselves and then possibly add something else (perhaps a male betta- contrary to popular theories of them being solitary- they can do well in a small community tank depending on the individual temperment. I do have another tank if it needs to be seperated though!) I may just decide to add some other schooling fish, i'm not sure yet!! I want to let the tank cycle a bit longer before i add anything else though!
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