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post Wed, 21 Jul 2004 2:36 pm
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Above, my lionchu 4 months ago. 4inches

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post Wed, 21 Jul 2004 3:22 pm
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That palm looks damn familiar. unsure.gif

Still... here's my frank comments. biggrin.gif

Given limited resources, this ranchu shows how important it is to buy the right fish. It's not a great fish to begin with. Although it's obvious green water have benefited its coloration, the fish's growth is still limited by its history/genes. The over-sized eyes and large scales tell us this fish is alot older than its size would make you believe. After four months of tender loving care (alright... if dumping it in a large volume of green water is considered "grooming"), it has grown a miserable 1 1/2 inch in length.

Compare with GA 007, in the same amount of time, that ranchu grew a massive 3 inches.

Fortunately the wen and cheeks of goldfish don't seem to be an area that could be stunted?

I hold the belief that large "space" for a fish to roam about freely can contribute to large, out of proportion, tails. Good quality water is more important that giving too much space -- this ranchu's tail is now so big it sky rocketed over the top of its back -- a big no-no in side-view Thai ranchu competition.

I still hate that rounded joint of its tails to its body -- someone did mentioned without confirmation that is also an indication the fish is inherently not able to grow big.



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post Wed, 28 Jul 2004 1:10 pm
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QUOTE(Frankie @ Wed 21 Jul 2004 03:21 pm)
I hold the belief that large "space" for a fish to roam about freely can contribute to large, out of proportion, tails.  Good quality water is more important that giving too much space -- this ranchu's tail is now so big it sky rocketed over the top of its back -- a big no-no in side-view Thai ranchu competition.
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I beg to disagree. If large "space" will cause the tail to grow out of proportion, then we should avoid buying fish from China, Japan and Thailand. All their fish are reared in ponds!
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QUOTE(Frankie @ Wed 28 Jul 2004 01:10 pm)
I beg to disagree. If large "space" will cause the tail to grow out of proportion, then we should avoid buying fish from China, Japan and Thailand. All their fish are reared in ponds!
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Ponds in farms are crowded.

"Large Space" as in large space with few fish. When you keep your fish in too large a "space" and let it roam freely, the tails will be bigger then normal.
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post Wed, 28 Jul 2004 5:46 pm
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QUOTE(Frankie @ Wed 28 Jul 2004 04:48 pm)
Ponds in farms are crowded.
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i'm surprised to hear that... i've never seen a real farm, but pictures of kashino's farm never seem to be crowded to me.
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post Mon, 02 Aug 2004 4:29 pm
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QUOTE(Frankie @ Wed 28 Jul 2004 05:46 pm)
i'm surprised to hear that... i've never seen a real farm, but pictures of kashino's farm never seem to be crowded to me.
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Kashino is a home breeder, thus he does not have a farm. If you compare his pond size to commercial ponds of say Tung hoi, Kashino pond's is small.

Its about getting the correct volume /per fish. Too much or too little will have adverse effect on the fish in outdoor conditions.
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