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MattHarding
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)11:02    Post subject: Bristol Shubunkins Reply with quote

Hey Everyone,
I recently purchased two bristol shubunkins for my aquarium and so far they live on their own.
I couldnt get any really young ones so I got 6-7 cm fish,
Recently one has been pecking at the other one so thought it might of been agressive but when it isnt pecking they seem to be spending 24/7 which each other so I'm a bit confused?

Anyone got any experience and can help me out?

Thanks
Matt Smile
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size tank and any other tankmates or decor?

What temperature?

Where diid you find Bristol shubunkins as most fish sold as these are actually calico comets?
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MattHarding
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)12:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Temperature- 15 Degrees
Size- 100L
Plant, Filter Etc..
And the sign said they were shubunkins but they may be calico comets I have no idea :/

Hope that helps.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)12:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bristol shubunkins can be seen here and they really need a pond or huge tank to attain their potential.
300 litres is about the minimum tank size for them.
Calico comets are shaped like this but few are of the quality of those fish.
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MattHarding
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)13:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but I really think the shop mislabled them because they don't look like that at all :/
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2009.06.07(Sun)13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a photo of your fish?
This is fairly typical of the calico comets on general sale.
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MattHarding
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PostPosted: 2009.06.08(Mon)10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yepp. Not quite as big as that but thats the one. Thanks Very Happy
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2009.06.08(Mon)11:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are not suitable for a 100L tank.

Why not rehome them and put the fantails in the 100L?
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PostPosted: 2009.06.09(Tue)9:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Friend has a 300L tank so hes going to be looking after them so I'm going to buy a few fantails thanks for all your help Smile
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PostPosted: 2009.06.09(Tue)12:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

100 litres is only just big enough for two fantails.
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