Black Orandas…

So just in case you’ve missed me saying it before, I’ll say it again – I love fish! At the weekend my dad and I took a trip up to Dundee to visit two fantastic fish shops; Discovery Aquatics and House of Pisces. My main aim was to find a lovely new fancy goldfish, I was super excited and I had high hopes as HOP always have a great selection. I even painted my nails, and added little black oranda water transfers for extra luck and joy!

Unfortunately the goldfish hunt was unsuccessful. I was mega disappointed, there were plenty of goldfish to choose from but just none that I wanted. To let you understand I don’t just go after any goldfish, I love calico ranchus, lionheads and butterfly’s – unfortunately they’re hard ones to find in Scotland. They often come with a hefty price tag ( I’ve paid £30 for a Ranchu before but it’s worth it to me) compared to the usual £5 oranda, and I often think that’s why shops avoid getting them in. It’s easier to sell more £5 fish, than be stuck with a £30 fish which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. (Butterflys have boggly eyes, and Ranchus are missing their dorsal fins but I think it’s adorable.)

I really only have myself to blame for getting too excited, and stupid superstitions say that I almost jinxed the whole thing by putting orandas on my nails. Never mind, the hunt continues!



Author: WonderfulWolf

Crafter. Nail Painter. Dinosaur Wrangler. 26, Left-Handed, Scottish.

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