Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fresh start!

Hi Everyone, so after much upheaval over a year ago,  I am now back into fish keeping.

Unfortunately I was in such a position some time ago that caused me to have to say goodbye to my fish and 220L Blue Planet Aquarium. Voodoo, Saffron, Opus and Astral were all given away and my tank was sold to a lovely couple that kept goldfish themselves.

Fortunately my circumstances have changed in a way that allows me to enjoy fish keeping once again. My boyfriend has setup a 180L Juwel Vision tank in his lounge room which has given us the chance to enjoy the company of 6 lovely goldfish.

So, let me introduce you to our fish and their home:

Our fish as illustrated by me
Their home :)

Check out more photos of the tank and our fish at my flickr found here:

Monday, November 18, 2013


Ok, so I tried moving my blog ages ago. I did, but then did nothing with it. So I'm back here!! Yay :D

Things are going well!! It's been over a year now that the tanks have been going and we've added 4 fish to our family and moved my 9 year old, now 10 year old, not longer very gold - goldfish Cosmos into the house.

I must mention we did also have the addition of Cydon, the red capped oranda and also two panda goldfish, sadly all of which never made it out of quarantine =(

So, what's new? Not much, the fish - Cosmos, Voodoo, Saffron, Opus and Astral are all so big now! I've uploaded the photos of my goldfish journey to flickr - aquaoasisaquarium feel free to check it out and see the progress of my lil finsters growth :)

For example: Saffron and Voodoo, the first additions (besides Cosmos), check out their growth!!! Their shapes have completely changed!! Click to enlarge...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

Well, I found out the genders of my fish. They are as follows ...

the black moor

the orange fantail

the broadtail

the white ranchu 

the white and orange nymph

How's that? out of 5 fish, I have only one female. At one stage, recently, I had Voodoo, Astral, Saffron and Opus all in my 220L tank together. Then it became apparent that some, and by some - I mean a lot of, breeding behaviour was going on, hence I found out the genders of my fish.

I've since had to separate Voodoo into her own tank. Poor love was getting really tired of being chased around by the boys. I was concerned for her health and was worried they might exhaust her to death with all the chasing.

At the moment, I'm a bit stuck at what to do. Voodoo is currently in the 70L tank until we can organise the 160L for her, most likely this weekend coming up. I feel sad for her though, Saffron and Voodoo have grown up together, we bought them home together on the same day, in the same bag!

I guess I have a few options.

1. Turn the 160L into a breeding tank for Voodoo and Saffron.

2. Get another FEMALE goldfish to share the 160L with Voodoo (but that won't be for some time yet, the newbie would have to go through quarantine etc as well)

3. Or.... I don't know? lol... I'm yet to do more research and seek help on fish forums.

My fiance and I are looking at upgrading eventually to a very large tank and hopefully by then we will have an equal male to female ratio!! (as in getting more female fish haha).

I will have to get updated photos / video of the fishlings. They are getting BIG! I was going through old photos and video and it's hard to believe they were ever so small. Their shapes have changed immensely as well, you can hardly tell they are the same fish.
Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

R.I.P Cydon

I mentioned in my last post that my fiance and I had an Oranda goldie in quarantine. Unfortunately Cydon passed away on the 16th of March. It turned out that he had a vicious case of columnaris - a very aggressive fish disease.

R.I.P Cydon
Passed: 16th March 2013

When I got him I noticed a small pink blemish on his lip but thought nothing of it really, I figured he might have bumped himself on something or whatever.

Unfortunately, as you can see below, it developed into this and started eating his face away really quickly. The photos below were over 3 days. We salt bathed him and even got some antibiotics for him but sadly he didn't pull through.

The day he past, we buried him in our backyard then purchased some plants and mulch to make a garden for him. This is Cydon's Garden....