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Sir FallofaLott
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Cleared the pond out today to discover that one of the gold fish as turned completely white :confused: :confused:

Anyone know whats happened?

Has he got some sort of disease?

Did he get a terrible shock ??

:shock:

Do I need to bring him to the vets, or start the Bar B Que ??
 

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Sir FallofaLott
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Weird thing is they're both as happy as larry swimming away in their big pond, not a care in the world. He 'seems' to be as fit as a, er fish. He just looks odd now, specially as hois mate is as red as a well, a goldfish.

Funny things fish.
 
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For my money, I'd say you got a cheep imatation goldfish there! A fake Tiwanese one. Very hard to spot in the shop, but the quality of the finish gives them away after a while.:D

I was done once myself with a floppy eared rabbit. Turned out to be a guinea pig with fake ears held on with a bit of elastic!:eek:
 

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This place is just brilliant
No matter how serios the question there is always someone.....:D
 

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Goldfish do change colour, but normally they start black and then gradually change. Well in my pond they do anyway!
We have hundreds of little one's that are changing.
 

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Sir FallofaLott
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Goldfish do change colour, but normally they start black and then gradually change. Well in my pond they do anyway!
We have hundreds of little one's that are changing.
:shock:

We get goldfish like that too - after a few months the buggers just hopped off without as much as a by-your-leave :rolleyes:

:D
 

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Dunno if it's true or not, but I have heard that they sometimes put something in the food to make them more reddish? I assume to make them more attractive to buy:eek: the common carp is brownish and they're related so maybe?

Maybe time to start feeding them on carrots :D
 

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tell you what. Terriers make lovely fish....

Monty Python. 1969.
The sketch:

  • (Caption: A PET SHOP SOMEWHERE NEAR MELTON MOWBRAY) Man: Good morning, I'd like to buy a cat.
    Shopkeeper: Certainly sir. I've got a lovely terrier. (indicates a box on the counter)
    Man: no, I want a cat really.
    Shopkeeper: (taking box off counter and then putting it back on counter as if it is a different box) Oh yeah, how about that?
    Man: (looking in box) No, that's the terrier.
    Shopkeeper: Well, it's as near as dammit.
    Man: Well what do you mean? I want a cat.
    Shopkeeper: Listen, tell you what. I'll file its legs down a bit, take its snout out, stick a few wires through its cheeks. There you are, a lovely pussy cat.
    Man: Its not a proper cat.
    Shopkeeper: What do you mean?
    Man: Well it wouldn't meow.
    Shopkeeper: Well it would howl a bit.
    Man: No, no, no, no. Er, have you got a parrot?
    Shopkeeper: No, It's afraid not actually guv, we're fresh out of parrots. I'll tell you what though ... I'll lop its back legs off, make good, strip the fur, stick a couple of wings on and staple on a beak of your own choice. (taking small box and rattling it) No problem. Lovely parrot.
    Man: how long would that take?
    Shopkeeper: Oh, let me see ... er, stripping the fur off, no legs ... (calling) Harry ... can you do a parrot job on this terrier straight away?
    Harry (off screen): No, I'm still putting a tuck in the Airedale, and then I got the frogs to let out.
    Shopkeeper: Friday?
    Man: No I need it for tomorrow. It's a present.
    Shopkeeper: Oh dear, it's a long job. You see parrot conversion ... Tell you what though, for free, terriers make lovely fish. I mean I could do that for you straight away. Legs off, fins on, stick a little pipe through the back of its neck so it can breathe, bit of gold paint, make good ...
    Man: You'd need a very big tank.
    Shopkeeper: It's a great conversation piece.
    Man: Yes, all right, all right ... but, er, only if I can watch.
 

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Sir FallofaLott
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Big thanks for all the expert fish input :tongue9: :D

Mabel - top site - its convinced us the fish is all right. Its swimming as normal, seems perfectly healthy, fins all where they should be and in working order etc etc.

Isnt nature a marvel :D

Xrv - not just there for the biking things in life :eek:

(can save you a fortune in vet and fish psychologist bills too) :-D
 

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I am really sad, but I have kept fish for about 4 years, they were in a big indoor tank my oldest was 4 and about 6 inches, I made the mistake of buying new fish from a less than reputable pet shop. 1 week after introducing them to my tank all of the fish were dead or dying. my 4 yr old died last after 7 days.

Just setting up the tank again now for some more.
 
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