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Okori
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PostSubject: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 8:45 am

Hello all! My name's Kori, and I'm a 22 year old born and raised Texan living up here in the great (freezing) hand of Michigan. Joy of joys.


This sums me up pretty nicely. Making a fool of myself at the Detroit Zoo. <3

I'm an avid goldfish keeper, though as the weather warms up I plan on branching out more into tropicals. I've kept cories and plecos, tetras here and there but nothing much else.

I've kept just about every species of goldfish you can rattle off--Ryukin, Fantails, Demekin, Bubble Eyes, Celestials, Telescope, Ranchu, Lionheads, Oranda, Comets, Shubunkin, and the list goes on-- And I'm more than happy to share and advice and my experience with anyone in need.

Currently I'm hand raising four juvenille axolotls, two leusteics and two wildtypes. This is my first batch of these unique little creatures, and I'm thrilled by how absolutly amazing they are. Wonderful, unique animals, would highly recommend to anyone who already keeps aquariums as an unusual exotic pet.

(Here are three of the "babies". Buta, the largest of the four, refuses to be photographed.)

I've got two cats, a Mainecoone named Slurpee and an American Shorthair named Remington, or Remy for short.


(Two years ago)



(Up to date: yes, she still uses him like her personal couch)

We've got two hamsters--Milkshake and JubJub-- but good luck getting pictures of those two little freaks.

My current goal is to find SOMEONE who keeps fish in an outdoor setting and is willing to put up with questions. ;D I'm not as skilled with filteration and plumbing as I'd like to be, and I try to gleam as much as I can off forums and through books, but sad to say I'm old fashioned and I wanna get my hands on something real and get dirty.

Aside from all that I'm a hoodie and blue jeans kinda girl who likes all styles of artwork, tattoos, and loud alternative rock and some country here and there.

Anyway... nice to meet you all!
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Keelo
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 8:55 am

Wow welcome you crazy goldfish lady! JK JK your pets are amazing i really love the axolotls.... the cats are adorable too! I would make a post about any questions on the filteration theres a good amount of people on here that have ponds :)
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 9:11 am

Hello Kori ,
Welcome to the Box .
I too am in Michigan . Just north of Midland , Albright Shores , Wixom Lake , to be exact.
What part of MI are you in ?
Ray
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Okori
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 9:19 am

I live in the "knuckle" of the thumb of Michigan. I'm fifteen minutes out from the Blue Water Bridge into Canada =)
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 9:24 am

ahh , about 3.5 hours from me .
Hope you get the help you are seeking . We are going to fire up a 1000 gallon stock tank outside this spring . Linda's goldies and maybe some Live bearers will call it home for the summer.
Ray
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 9:33 am

<---- Name is Kory


Welcome! fellow Texan, I feel bad for you as I hate the cold and I don't know how you are living in the north pole lol!

Glad to have you here!


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whisper
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Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 9:52 am

Hi Kori. Welcome. I have an out door pond that I keep Koi and fancy goldfish in year round. Yes contrary to what you may here fancies can be keep outside all year. They go into hibernation just like the Koi do. Lets not forget they are just a carp. Also when they mature they will breed in the pond too. I also put guppies in for the summer that grow twice the normal size. Of course they have to be brought in in the fall. I have a 19" common Pleco that goes out there too and he also is brought back in for the winter along with my big apple snails.
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 10:11 am

Awesome! Another Kory! Ha ha! Yeah, born at Memorial Hermann, raised in Houston/Katy Texas. Man do I miss the heat . cry

@ Ray: 1000 gallons... WOW! That sounds like a dream... what kind of goldies do you keep??? They're gonna grow like monsters out in all that water! How wonderful!

@whisper: Thats awesome! Koi--in my opinion-- should be outdoor fish only. They're pretty to have in a tank and all, but they just seem so much happier outside in lots and lots of water. <3
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 10:19 am

Heya ,
We have Shubunkins , Comets , and Fan Tails . When I can scratch the bucks together , we will get a backhoe out here and make a real pond ! LOL
Ray
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whisper
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Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 10:23 am

Yes you're right Kori. As it says in my signature - Promoting Goldfish and Kio in ponds not tanks. And yes the goldies get monster size in an outdoor pond.
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 10:32 am

lifeisgood wrote:
Heya ,
We have Shubunkins , Comets , and Fan Tails . When I can scratch the bucks together , we will get a backhoe out here and make a real pond ! LOL
Ray

Are you kidding me? Throw a couple steaks on the gril, get a few cases of beer and some buddies with shovels and you'll have a pond before the beer runs out. Cheaper than renting a backhoe. Heck, I'D help with that kind of incentive!
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 10:32 am

wow all that in a nutshell...
welcome to the box!
feel free to post more pixs and explore the site
ask tones of questions and youll get what you came for
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 11:13 am

welcome2
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 11:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 1:11 pm

Welcome. Sounds like you will fit right in here! That to me at least is a good thing haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 1:22 pm

welcome
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 5:32 pm

@ Kori okori ,
First let me say that my wife is a born and raised Michigander . Me ? I am a transplant from California .
Our goldies are in a 150 gallon currently . heres a link ,,,
http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif4

Ray
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/29/2011, 5:41 pm

Hello and Welcome!
I have 3 ponds, 1000, 300 and a 100. The Koi are in there all year. All the in door
fish are put in the ponds in April, until about Nov. I actually enjoy the ponds more than the Aquariums!

hi welcome2
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 4:45 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 5:10 pm

welcome2
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 7:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 7:45 pm

Welcome! I have a wildtype axolotl as well! And growing like a weed! He was 2 inches when I bought him almost 2 weeks ago. And now he's almost 3 inches long! Cool lil critters! That's for sure! Welcome again!
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 7:46 pm

Welcome! Im Taylor, and keep Angels, Guppies & Bettas! (:
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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 8:36 pm

steves_kiki wrote:
Welcome! I have a wildtype axolotl as well! And growing like a weed! He was 2 inches when I bought him almost 2 weeks ago. And now he's almost 3 inches long! Cool lil critters! That's for sure! Welcome again!

Ha ha that's so awesome! I wonder if you bought your little guy from Jay like I did.... =) Are you part of caudata.org then? The ONLY forum I go to for all my axie needs!!!

Oooh Taylor. I LOVE guppies and Bettas (To be fair I love all live bearers, but ya know.... n_n). I had a pair of Tequila Sunsets for the longest time, and Crowntail betta's are my favorite! Looking to start keeping guppies again once I turn my "baby" tank into a planted.... he he he....

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PostSubject: Re: Goldfish Girl   3/30/2011, 8:44 pm

Welcome! Love the pics of your two cats!! That last one is great!!

welcome
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