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Hamad
post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 3:56 am
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How big is he? I mean in cm or inches?

From what I understand a stunted fish usually have large eyes and fins that do not look proportioned with the rest of the body, sometimes the body shape also looks deformed in extreme cases.
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 5:23 am
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9cm from head and tail, about this picture's size.
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 2:16 pm
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My guess - Don't look stunted to me. But also probably not 1 year old.

Body and hump not developed yet. Also the size and shape of the fin looks more like a 6 month old ryukin. Would be about right for 3 inch.

Got prize or not if I guess correct ? hehehe
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 3:08 pm
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Thanks for your reply. I want to give your delicious food but you are too far and I don't know the answer. He has breeding mark on his fins and chase another female and makes me guess one year old.
Is it right?
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 3:51 pm
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I totally agree with Kencheng, judging the size and how it looks in the picture it doesn't look stunted. It would be good if you keep track of the size within the next month or so and see if it grows or not.

Maintain good food [I give up to four meals between 8am to 4pm] and of course water changes and enough space, it should grow. Good luck and keep us updated! biggrin.gif
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 6:38 pm
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Snowfire - from experience - some baby goldfish 6 months already ready to CHIONG (breed) already!

Maybe someone with more breeding experience can comment?
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post Sat, 25 Mar 2006 7:40 pm
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QUOTE(snowfire @ Sat, 25 Mar 2006 3:08 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I want to give your delicious food but you are too far and I don't know the answer. He has breeding mark on his fins and chase another female and makes me guess one year old.
Is it right?
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In Singapore, some goldfish can spawn when they are 5 to 6 months old. Even Japanese ranchu imported into Singapore from Japan do spawn that early. Only problem is fries are too small and has lots of defects.

BTW the fish shown is beautiful without obvious defects which is a plus point.
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So my fish is younger . From Now on , I will record their length.
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QUOTE(olddog @ Thu, 17 Jun 2004 11:26 am)
how about an example of a strunt just to add to the confusion!


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This is a follow-up to Forrest's explanation to Eye Ratio.... Sorry that the server lost this image.

This is the comparison between a normal and stunted ranchu (thanks Tan for contributing his fish as model biggrin.gif):
(Notice the fins would be out of proportion too)
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The pupil (black area) usually give a very big hint to the stuntedness.

But contrary to what I have read from other places, you can't tell if a fish is potentially stunted. Once you see a fish stunted, it is already too late to rectify. But this illustration would be useful to prevent you from buying stunted fish though ;)
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Lol nice photoshop job ;)
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post Sat, 22 Apr 2006 3:26 am
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Hello, my first post. A very informative thread, thank you!

So a runt is genetic? Then that trait could be passed on to offspring and two runts would produce more runts? Would it not be commercially viable to actually value this trait rather than cull it and so produce a 'dwarf' line of goldfish?

I'm thinking that given the restriction of space and tendency to overstock, a miniature type of goldfish could be very successful. Like miniature dog breeds for people who live in small apartments, miniature goldfish would be more preferable to the larger ones for many people. And easier to look after. Also, larger eyes make for more cuteness and appeal! ;)

Or is the runt's reproductive ability also runted and so this is not possible? ;)
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post Sat, 22 Apr 2006 1:07 pm
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QUOTE(awrieger @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006 3:26 am)
So a runt is genetic? Then that trait could be passed on to offspring and two runts would produce more runts?
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I dont think so. I am of the opinion that offsprings of two runts can produce a normal goldfish.


QUOTE(awrieger @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006 3:26 am)
Would it not be commercially viable to actually value this trait rather than cull it and so produce a 'dwarf' line of goldfish? ......
...... Like miniature dog breeds for people who live in small apartments, miniature goldfish would be more preferable to the larger ones for many people.
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Haha,as far as I know, goldfish hobbyists are looking for large ones, given the choice.
But, given a choice, I would prefer a mini bull terrier over a bull terrier.
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post Sat, 22 Apr 2006 1:13 pm
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QUOTE(desireless @ Fri, 21 Apr 2006 2:20 pm)
This is the comparison between a normal and stunted ranchu (thanks Tan for contributing his fish as model biggrin.gif):
(Notice the fins would be out of proportion too)

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Hey, both pics are of the same fish.

So is this fish a runt in the first place or has it been stunted by Ah Tan? rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE(CP @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006 1:13 pm)
Hey, both pics are of the same fish.

So is this fish a runt in the first place or has it been stunted by Ah Tan? rolleyes.gif
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If Ah Tan's hand remain the same in both photo then the body did not grow and only its eyes have enlarged laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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QUOTE(CP @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006 1:13 pm)
Hey, both pics are of the same fish.

So is this fish a runt in the first place or has it been stunted by Ah Tan? rolleyes.gif
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rafflesgold already pay me an undisclosed sum for copyright and using my fish as model. moderator can use the picture freely to do any thing. biggrin.gif

u think everyday rafflesgold forum anyhow select model fish ah..... tongue.gif
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