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post Tue, 01 Jun 2004 12:36 pm
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Here's another one of my thai ranchu. I bought her on 25-Feb-2004 from Seah for $35. She was about 2 1/2 inches and a little over 3 months later she's is slightly over 5 inches. She's a Tie Bao Jing (Red/Black) but the black colouring comes and go which I find rather frustrating. It goes away whenever I put her in a filtered tank, yet quickly comes back once she returns to green water. I don't know why except maybe clear water is more stressful for her.

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Above is her "baby" photo taken while she's still in the bag from the LFS. She's the one at the back with black markings on her body.

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This is her today. She's NOT full of eggs; I pressed her relatively firm tummy while taking the photos, and nothing came out! It's would be like asking a fat woman on the street if she's pregnant, I guess. biggrin.gif

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Now you know why this colour combination, black/red, is known as Tie Bao Jin (铁包金) like liquid gold cooling down.

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Above are photos of she swimming in a glass tank. She swims and floats level. Unlike most goldfish, she loves mealworms; I throw a couple in when I steal some from a neighbour. She lives in the same tub, enjoy the same upbringing as the ranchu in GA007 (which don't touch mealworms.)

Please may I have your comments? Thank you.
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post Sun, 05 Dec 2004 6:28 pm
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Thank you one and all for your advises. I suspected stress is the culprit and i'm glad the general consensus confirmed it. I was worried she might have caught something bad but glad to know it's stress brought upon and an aftermath of salt treatment .

I'll keep you guys updated.
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GA Secretary   Ga 009 - Ranchu   Tue, 01 Jun 2004 12:36 pm
Frankie   err...pretty good structure. but is unfortunately ...   Tue, 01 Jun 2004 2:10 pm
Frankie   Goosh! It's you again and this Ranchu als...   Tue, 01 Jun 2004 2:09 pm
Frankie   For a standard TBJ, the anal, pectoral, pelvic fin...   Wed, 02 Jun 2004 2:51 pm
GA Secretary   Hello everybody Here's a 15 seconds video of ...   Sat, 05 Jun 2004 10:44 am
Frankie   Thank you for the video. I must confess I watch i...   Sun, 06 Jun 2004 3:54 pm
GA Secretary   Here is an update after 4 months. http://www.raff...   Tue, 28 Sep 2004 4:35 pm
GA Secretary   Since the last update (above), this ranchu was kep...   Sat, 04 Dec 2004 12:53 pm
Frankie   could be stress driven. putting back to green m...   Sat, 04 Dec 2004 2:01 pm
yamato38gunkei   It means that your Ranchu was sick but that it i...   Sun, 05 Dec 2004 7:47 am
Frankie   From the first pic that you showed us, its already...   Sat, 04 Dec 2004 3:39 pm
Frankie   If water quality is OK,these black marks will go a...   Sat, 04 Dec 2004 8:06 pm
GA Secretary   Thank you one and all for your advises. I suspect...   Sun, 05 Dec 2004 6:28 pm
GA Secretary   It has been a week, and nearly all the black marki...   Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:59 am
Frankie   wah, what u do, the scales so coarse now..   Thu, 16 Dec 2004 1:32 pm
Frankie   Scales looks the same to me as it was first bough...   Fri, 17 Dec 2004 2:05 pm
Frankie   Please tell us why you think the scales are so co...   Fri, 17 Dec 2004 2:26 pm
GA Secretary   Coarse scales? I happen to have some close-up pic...   Thu, 16 Dec 2004 4:17 pm
Frankie   looks good to me wor.... can't be considered c...   Fri, 17 Dec 2004 8:16 am
Frankie   its coarse, compare the before and after picture, ...   Fri, 17 Dec 2004 6:12 pm
Frankie   Thanks for elaborating. If scales don't look ...   Fri, 17 Dec 2004 8:17 pm


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