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Ranchu_Lord
What is the missing element in keeping ranchu indoors compared to outdoor ponds or farms?Seems to be growing slower than those kept in outdoor ponds.
CP
IMO green water.Free floating algae rich in protein for growth and carotene for colouration.They also seems to be eating algae from walls 24/7.Maybe higher DO level also helps.

Just my guess.
Ranchu_Lord
but i read somewhere that even japs keep their babies in crystal clear water and look at their fishes?!so...which is which?do we have a standard keeping practise?
CP
But I thought concept of green water started from Japan?Read that ideal colouration should be that of green tea.
The Matrix
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 11:49 am)
But I thought concept of green water started from Japan?Read that ideal colouration should be that of green tea.
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Green water keeping started from CHINA !
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 11:41 am)
 
IMO green water.Free floating algae rich in protein for growth and carotene for colouration.They also seems to be eating algae from walls 24/7.Maybe higher DO level also helps. 
 
Just my guess. 
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There's little doubt that green water is good especially when you do it right.

But then maybe the lord is overlooking one thing when comparing keeping goldfish indoors vs outdoors -- the volume of (clear or green) water.

Try placing your overstocked 2 ft tank outdoors and I'm sure the fishes won't benefit much from being 'outdoors' except perhaps getting a little sun (and whatever effect you could derive from tanning your fishes.)

My point is you can achieve quick and large growth too if you keep your fish indoors in a tank of same volume as one positioned outdoors.
Ranchu_Lord
Well bro HB...i keep two coloured babies in a 3ft blue tub...water 3/4 fulll of the tub's height...what do u think of that?
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(Ranchu_Lord @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 12:36 pm)
Well bro HB...i keep two coloured babies in a 3ft blue tub...water 3/4 fulll of the tub's height...what do u think of that?
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Feed only frozen bloodworms (watch the amount), change 100% of water at least once a week and they'll grow.

I won't even put in any bio-filtration; just a couple of air-stones should do nicely.
nobnoba
HB,
no bio filtration u said? so u ll let the goldfish poops all over the place? hold the poops for a week and then change the water? that ll make the tank dirty, no?
Ranchu_Lord
well...believe it or not...i siphon all the ranchu poos every day and when i'm at home..scared dirty?dat's y i do 50% water change every 3 days cycle.Still no fight in growth rate of a friend;s ranchu who is a month younger than mine!
CyberET
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 11:41 am)
IMO green water.Free floating algae rich in protein for growth and carotene for colouration.They also seems to be eating algae from walls 24/7.Maybe higher DO level also helps.

Just my guess.
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CyberET
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 12:11 pm)
There's little doubt that green water is good especially when you do it right. 
 
But then maybe the lord is overlooking one thing when comparing keeping goldfish indoors vs outdoors -- the volume of (clear or green) water. 
 
Try placing your overstocked 2 ft tank outdoors and I'm sure the fishes won't benefit much from being 'outdoors' except perhaps getting a little sun (and whatever effect you could derive from tanning your fishes.) 
 
My point is you can achieve quick and large growth too if you keep your fish indoors in a tank of same volume as one positioned outdoors.
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eh, u failed to mention stuffing the fish with food tongue.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(nobnoba @ Wed 25 Aug 2004 10:56 pm)
HB,
no bio filtration u said? so u ll let the goldfish poops all over the place? hold the poops for a week and then change the water? that ll make the tank dirty, no?
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If by "dirty" you mean the ugly sight of the poos, yah... you'll see them lying around. I think it's not hard to get used to the sight. In fact, it provides a visual indication to the state of health of your fish. They are short and chunky if the fish is healthy and not overfed.

But if by "dirty" you meant the water parameters is bad, don't forget that ammonia is not caused by decaying poos alone -- goldfish pees invisibly too, and a "clean" tub isn't necessary free of ammonia.
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(Ranchu_Lord @ Thu 26 Aug 2004 12:57 am)
well...believe it or not...i siphon all the ranchu poos every day and when i'm at home..scared dirty?dat's y i do 50% water change every 3 days cycle.Still no fight in growth rate of a friend;s ranchu who is a month younger than mine!
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To get a correct conclusion you should compare both the fishes from the same spawn. Your friends' fish may be genetically/enviromentally superior.
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