Total Pageviews

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ducks in a row

Working on a more permanent home for them.

Moving equipment and plumbing to make way for the new tanks.

Matsuyama x Itoh 6/11 top view Ranchu

Early June spawn Matsuyama x Itoh Ranchu 6/11. Spent the later half of the summer out in a tub of hornwort and greenwater.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Got Air?

Hatchery tanks

Rented a uHaul, drove and picked up 6x 4' foot hatchery tanks today.

Locked and loaded.  A former co-worker helped me load the tanks.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling.

Tight fit in the Vermont Cart but it handled the tank like a charm.

They are home.

Monday, September 26, 2011

MXI 3/11 Ranchu for Glades

Here is the total blog for these fish.
Make sure to hit older posts at the bottom of the last post.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Transparent fish from Bristol x Midnight shubunkin cross

Matsuyama x Oishi (Goldfishgarage) 3/11

A few New Old 4 foot round hatchery tanks

Just picked up 6 Fiberglass hatchery tanks from an auction.
Auction Description:
You are bidding on a 160 Gallon Fiberglass Tank. The tank measures 48" in diameter (52" with the lid on), and 29" deep. It is mounted on 4 legs, and has a fiberglass lid which hinges and opens. The lid has holes drilled in the top (holes are 1-2" in diameter). The tank comes with stand pipes and guards which determine the water level. The tank has been used to house Rainbow Trout. It has been cleaned, and is safe to hold fish.  (NOTE: The large tanks sat on cinder blocks not legs)

Auction photo.

Auction photo.

Auction photo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hattori and Itoh (Hater) 11/10

Bred by Hater. Pure bred Hattori and Itoh Top View Ranchu.  These are future breeders.

They spent the summer outside in green water and horn wort.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Matsuyama x Itoh ( 3/11 fish for Vic Madore

These were hand picked by Vic Madore for a friends teenage son who has done well with veils and would like to try ranchu.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Don't express mail drugs!

Don't express mail drugs! I just got a call from the Portland police department asking if my express package to Chicago contained any drugs because a police dog alerted on it... Good thing it was fish!

Must have been the fish food!  They inspected it and put it back on it's way. 

Matsuyama x Itoh 3/11 for Miro in Chicago

These are the fish that were stopped by the Portland Police Department at the airport when the drug dog liked the smell of the package.  I ensured the officer it was just goldfish and that they could open the package.  They were then on their way.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Laguna PT788 42x28.5x12 60 gallon basin

These are a smaller version of the Laguna PT796 injection molded pond basin.   They are Laguna PT788 42x28.5x12 60 gallon basin.  Found this stack of 8 on Portland's Craig's list and the seller was motivated enough to deliver them to Eugene.  A nearly 4 hour round trip I was not up for making in this 95 F degree weather.
Here is the Laguna Tag.

One of the tubs.

A look at the injection molded reinforcement.

They nest perfectly.

8 of the tubs.

A full cart.

The big tubs dwarf them.

And from the inside.

Ideal for deck ponds or raising Ranchu!

The specifications.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Oishi female 2006

She's still alive.  I have not yet euthanized her as she did this last summer before she was sent to me.  She went down hill after a brief spawning in which her ovaries prolapsed.  They've since retracted.