Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Single Anal Fin
RafflesGold Forums > Discussion Area > Fancy Goldfish
void
those goldfishes who have single anal fin, are they considered deformed? quite a number of times, I come across some beautiful ones but with only one anal fin... or even with double but deformed anal fins...
Inxs
QUOTE(void @ Mon 26 Jan 2004 05:29 PM)
those goldfishes who have single anal fin, are they considered deformed? quite a number of times, I come across some beautiful ones but with only one anal fin... or even with double but deformed anal fins...

Many year back. one guy teach me how to difference goldfish M/F, by anal fin. Single one is male and double one female. It look like quite accurate at first, but as time passes-by it become inaccurate. I think is because the DNA changes.

I would say it is not a deform. yes.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(void @ Mon 26 Jan 2004 05:29 PM)
those goldfishes who have single anal fin, are they considered deformed? quite a number of times, I come across some beautiful ones but with only one anal fin... or even with double but deformed anal fins...

In many competion, goldfish is automatically disqualified if it only has one anal fin. I suppose that's becoz it's considered a defected fish.

To me, single or double anal fins are fine so long as they are not deformed. It bothers me a lot to see a goldfish with crooked anal fin. I'd rather have a goldfish with one perfect anal fin. smile.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(WongDanny @ Mon 26 Jan 2004 05:42 PM)
Many year back. one guy teach me how to difference goldfish M/F, by anal fin. Single one is male and double one female. It look like quite accurate at first, but as time passes-by it become inaccurate. I think is because the DNA changes.

I would say it is not a deform. yes.gif

Back then don't have internet right? Got library also what...

How the hell you get such silly notion that sex of a goldfish can be determined by the number of anal fins?

If the claim is correct, most goldfish are females leow!!!

yuk.gif
kingyoo
QUOTE
It bothers me a lot to see a goldfish with crooked anal fin. I'd rather have a goldfish with one perfect anal fin. 



I agree. It looks bad with crooked anal fin/s. I would hesitate to breed a crooked anal fin fish, but would consider a single anal fin fish. Of course other attributes would have to be outstanding.
void
Can we cut the crooked/bent/folded fins of a goldfish? Will they grow back like the arowanas? But I find that the end fin bones are pretty hard leh... Anyone has experience before? unsure.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(void @ Tue 27 Jan 2004 12:41 PM)
Can we cut the crooked/bent/folded fins of a goldfish? Will they grow back like the arowanas? But I find that the end fin bones are pretty hard leh... Anyone has experience before?  unsure.gif

I once (and only once) operated on the anal fin of a ranchu (that I still have with me) becoz it was crooked.

It grew back alright.

The problem is it grew back exactly the same crooked way like before.

mad.gif

The poor fish went through the agony for nothing! biggrin.gif
void
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Tue 27 Jan 2004 12:46 PM)
I once (and only once) operated on the anal fin of a ranchu (that I still have with me) becoz it was crooked.

It grew back alright.

The problem is it grew back exactly the same crooked way like before.

mad.gif

The poor fish went through the agony for nothing!  biggrin.gif

Wah... really ah... laugh.gif

really poor chap... hmm.gif

Thanks for sharing your experience...
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2017 Invision Power Services, Inc.