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Shubunkins

Postby mercury » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:02 pm

We have a healthy pond, lots of goldfish, newts, frogs etc.
We rescued a couple of shubunkins about a year ago from a water barrel.
Both took to our pond very quickly & grew quite large.
Both have now died - today to be precise.
All the other fish in the pond are fine.
One of the shubs had white scales on its underside.

Any suggestions?
The pond is aerated, pump going 24/7.
Water is clear as a bell.

Thanks.
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Re: Shubunkins

Postby Carylnz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:12 am

Perhaps their cramped previous conditions caused permanent health problems? I would not have thought so though as a water barrel is a reasonable size.
Male or female? Were they damaged during spawning?
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Re: Shubunkins

Postby mercury » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:57 am

Hi!
Thank you for that.
How does one sex a shub?
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Re: Shubunkins

Postby Carylnz » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:28 am

Look down from above. Males are slimmer and their tail looks straight. Females are more rounded and, if looked from above, their tail looks slightly lopsided like it is either slightly to the left or right. This is because the females produce eggs from one side each time so tend to be slightly fatter on one side - giving the optical illusion of a slightly off centre tail.
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