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sheringam
Spend 2 hours in Qian Hu. Search every tub and tank for nice side view and finally bought him home.

Although Qian Hu has 20% on all goldfish for CNY, but I think the price is still expensive. I regret I didn't buy the thai ranchu during my last visit which is a lot cheaper and better feature than this one.

I choose him cos of its head growth and pui pui shape. It's around 5 inches including tail.

I've 6 ranchus now and this is the one which has the most head growth and best pui pui shape I like. And also the most expensive one.

Please give your comments.

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sheringam
Another side view

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sheringam
the front view, can see the head growth better

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sheringam
another view with tail wide open.

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sheringam
another view showing some buffalo cheeks.

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HappyBuddha
Er.....

You didn't say if you want to frank comments, suck-up comments, or the pics are just for viewing only?

So everyone will assume it's for viewing pleasure only and keeping their mouth shut. sad.gif

How ah?
sheringam
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 07:53 PM)
Er.....

You didn't say if you want to frank comments, suck-up comments, or the pics are just for viewing only?

So everyone will assume it's for viewing pleasure only and keeping their mouth shut.  sad.gif

How ah?

Please give some comments. Any comments. smile.gif
HappyBuddha
Whoops... late for a party leow so I'll just drop a quickie. Look at the anal fin.... it's probably defective.

later.
Seacucumber
hm....dunno how to comment....
thye fish just doesn't have "THAT" look....

headgrowth is just normal....not much as a matter of fact....
white horse T1
QUOTE(g-string @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 08:59 PM)
hm....dunno how to comment....
thye fish just doesn't have "THAT" look....

headgrowth is just normal....not much as a matter of fact....

g-string

u put the words right into my mouth man...
yes " That " look, i ususlly must "connect to the fish" b4 i buy.
even with nice features, the fish look sian sian and eyes no fire, will not buy also.

bro sheringam,
i know the a/m did not help much. experts here gave me these advices when looking for side view fish:

Egg shape body, proportional head to body ratio, tail 45 degree to body, fins, tails and scale no defects. (i can live with abit of scale, tails defect though), big chumky buffalo cheeks, must swim properly in tank, no apparent illness.

which one meet the a/m criteria? i take the liberty to use this piece as a example which i tot meet the a/m. however it does has a scale missing. but i stand corrected also on this piece.

coming back
overall ok for a normal thai grade ranchu. it really depend on how much u pay for it.

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Seacucumber
precisely....u pay peanuts, u get peanuts....

BUT!

sometimes in a bag of peanuts, u might just find a CASHEW NUT!
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Inxs
QUOTE(whtan1 @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 09:59 PM)
g-string

u put the words right into my mouth man...
yes " That " look, i ususlly must "connect to the fish" b4 i buy.
even with nice features, the fish look sian sian and eyes no fire, will not buy also.

bro sheringam,
i know the a/m did not help much.  experts here gave me these advices when looking for side view fish:

Egg shape body, proportional head to body ratio, tail 45 degree to body, fins, tails and scale no defects.  (i can live with abit of scale, tails defect though), big chumky buffalo cheeks,  must swim properly in tank, no apparent illness.

which one meet the a/m criteria? i take the liberty to use this piece as a example which i tot meet the a/m.  however it does has a scale missing. but i stand corrected also on this piece.

coming back
overall ok for a normal thai grade ranchu.  it really depend on how much u pay for it.

whtan1... I agree the head grow is pretty nice. I do have the intention of buying them but their back development is really not up to my standard. So I pour them back into the tug again.
Today! QH no good fish lah.
Come to think of it . buy a fish that I don't like home is waste of my time,space and money. ohmy.gif
sheringam
QUOTE(whtan1 @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 09:59 PM)
g-string

u put the words right into my mouth man...
yes " That " look, i ususlly must "connect to the fish" b4 i buy.
even with nice features, the fish look sian sian and eyes no fire, will not buy also.

bro sheringam,
i know the a/m did not help much.  experts here gave me these advices when looking for side view fish:

Egg shape body, proportional head to body ratio, tail 45 degree to body, fins, tails and scale no defects.  (i can live with abit of scale, tails defect though), big chumky buffalo cheeks,  must swim properly in tank, no apparent illness.

which one meet the a/m criteria? i take the liberty to use this piece as a example which i tot meet the a/m.  however it does has a scale missing. but i stand corrected also on this piece.

coming back
overall ok for a normal thai grade ranchu.  it really depend on how much u pay for it.

I can live with a bit of scale defect, slight anal fin and tail defect. It has feature I like but I have overlooked on the minor defects. If you compare with those in main glass tanks having major defects and costing twice or more, you'll find this a good buy.

I can hardly find good or nice goldfish today. Price also quite steep after discount. The goldfish quality I've seen today can't fight with those few weeks ago. Good and nice goldfish might be snapped up for CNY. Let's hope they bring in new stocks of goldfish soon.

Agree on
pay peanuts, u get peanuts
pay cashew nuts, u get cashew nuts
but it might be in the other way round

How much do you think it's worth for a normal 5 inches (including tail) thai grade ranchu?
Seacucumber
probably....hmm....$30??
white horse T1
QUOTE(WongDanny @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 10:33 PM)
whtan1... I agree the head grow is pretty nice. I do have the intention of buying them but their back development is really not up to my standard. So I pour them back into the tug again.
Today! QH no good fish lah.
Come to think of it . buy a fish that I don't like home is waste of my time,space and money.  ohmy.gif

er....i did not say " the head grow is pretty nice".... hmm.gif
white horse T1
QUOTE(sheringam @ Sun 18 Jan 2004 12:31 AM)
I can live with a bit of scale defect, slight anal fin and tail defect. It has feature I like but I have overlooked on the minor defects. If you compare with those in main glass tanks having major defects and costing twice or more, you'll find this a good buy.

I can hardly find good or nice goldfish today. Price also quite steep after discount. The goldfish quality I've seen today can't fight with those few weeks ago. Good and nice goldfish might be snapped up for CNY. Let's hope they bring in new stocks of goldfish soon.

Agree on
pay peanuts, u get peanuts
pay cashew nuts, u get cashew nuts
but it might be in the other way round

How much do you think it's worth for a normal 5 inches (including tail) thai grade ranchu?

i think u may be wrong.
i saw good side view ones at jalan kayu JK4 selling reasonable price and at AC also. btw $30-$88 at 4-5 inches. and can bargain some more. good_very.gif

at QH, the problem is u really have to toss the fish left and right to see the curves , best is to bring a small tank to judge. and u spent a long time catching the "ONE". unsure.gif

hope u are not offended by these comments. the idea is to brush and polish our selection skill to pick the "value for money" fish rather than pplp sucking up to u on yr purchase.

Notice i say "value for money" not the "BEST and Nicest" fish hor.
Inxs
QUOTE(whtan1 @ Sun 18 Jan 2004 10:05 AM)
er....i did not say " the head grow is pretty nice"....  hmm.gif

Paisei! paisei! It me that feel the head grow is nice.
jhansolo
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Sat 17 Jan 2004 08:01 PM)
Whoops... late for a party leow so I'll just drop a quickie.  Look at the anal fin.... it's probably defective.

later.

Could you enlighten me how you tell that the anal fin is defective. I only notice the 2 side is not perfectly symmetrical, is that what you mean?

Cheers
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(jhansolo @ Mon 26 Jan 2004 09:20 PM)
Could you enlighten me how you tell that the anal fin is defective.  I only notice the 2 side is not perfectly symmetrical, is that what you mean?

Cheers

Hi there!

No, that's not what I meant.

Perhaps this pic would explains it better then words. The "angle" of the anal fins are wrong.

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