Fantail Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish

I got these Fantail Goldfish (Carassius auratus) in mid-November. I also got a pair of Black Mollies. Together, these guys are the longest living fishes I’ve had. The previous two batches I had, unfortunately didn’t live very long.

They have slowly started recognizing me, which feels nice… They’d swim towards me and then up when they see me, anticipating food, I suppose…

A few weeks ago, I was washing their big, heavy glass bowl, and a small piece broke off from the bottom. So, I went on Amazon and got them a huge new home. They now swim around up and down and across all day. They seem happy…

The walls have a strong total internal reflection (the same phenomenon utilized in the prisms in our SLRs), which could only be seen in the tapered edges in their previous home.

The tank even came with a built in filter, that filters out muck on a sponge, which I didn’t know was a thing. So, I won’t need to clean out the whole tank, which is a good thing, considering how big it is. For the size, the tank’s quite light (it’s made of Fiberglass). And there’s in-built LED lighting. That retires my filter and LED spotlight, that I used in the previous tank. I have found use for the spotlight though, in my photography… I will post those very soon…

Exposure f/6.3 1/60 sec
ISO 800
Focal Length in 35mm 300
Date taken 2020:02:08 13:00:57
Camera NIKON D3200
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  1. Lovely capture. Our son did hve a huge fish tank with gold fish, angel, Black Molly and some otthers..I forget the nmes !! One feels so relaxed sitting in front of thr fish tank..
    but honestly I would let them free in the rivers. Mercifully our son did it !!

    1. Well, I’m not sure about Mollies and Angel fishes, but from what I’ve read, Goldfish will either die in natural waters, or become an invasive species, eating off the local fish populations. They can grown as big as two feet in the wild when the other fishes are less powerful… ๐Ÿ™‚

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