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goldrush
A calico is by definition, having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly according to the dictionary.Although this is not a typical edonishiki with the usual splendour of colours,OMO ,the way it carries itself ,together with its body conformation more than make up for the former shortfall.Even a conspicuous spicule overgrowth at its dorsal end of its caudal fin fail to deter me from purchasing this specimen as its is easily removable without much recurrence.Unlike my previous calico which is inadequate in its headgrowth,this one shows promising wen development at its tender age.This male is closed to 5 inch and definite to add some colors to my already overstocked collection.I know Sabine would be thrilled to see another calico in this forum.Please enjoy

A side profile:

Hey PSI reading 128 liao ,even he is wearing a white N95 face mask what about us? smoke.gif

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Another view
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And as usual a video clip to end and show its swimming and deportment.



goldrush
CyberET
low aeration due to haze? tongue.gif
goldrush
Almost 6 months have passed since I last post about this edonishiki.This morning,I had the opportunity to fish it out into an enamel basin for a visual topview update.The red has intensify.Infact it has almost invaded the whole base color.The black streaks are vivid and bold.Need I say more of its headgrowth?
I'm quite satisfy by its progress.What about you?Coming to 6 inch,this beast has been fed 2 meals of tubifex(live) with hikari saki/lionhead as basics alternate with frozen bloodworms daily.

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我的最爱五花兰寿


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goldrush
Maybe someday if full red infiltration is complete,I would have in hand something like this below:



called in chinese 豹 寿 or leopard ranchu sweatingbullets.gif





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Sabine
How come I missed this post in the fall? I must have been busy with my fry.
This calico was beautiful back then, but you managed to put real colour and so much wen on her good_very.gif . Nice big fish - I'll take it anytime biggrin.gif
I finally found a source of frozen bloodworms, expensive, but I'm giving it a try to put some colour and wen on my young ranchu. She'll get more of those once summer arrives and she can go outside into green water.
goldrush
The last time,I showed this fish was some 4months back.Now some 9 months under my care,this beast has almost changed into a RED LEOPARD blush.gif .His wen has blossomed into a ehhhhhhh........ cauliflower?????
His color with its dominant blood red hue contrast magnificently with its ink blacked spots.This fish was on 6 months diet of live tubi,alternate with high protein pellets and rich source of home grown algae.

I have recently switched back to frozen bloodworms for fear of it putting too much FAT hmm.gif

Here goes the pic


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Now see how it swims from the......TOP wink.gif








How's the.....................LEOPARD THAT NEVER CHANGE ITS SPOTS?????
peter porker
Magnificent, as usual GR...

....could you post some sideview pics as well?

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goldrush
Hmmmmmm let me see if a sideview is available


This is one pose I can find:


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Looks like a TVR tail isn't it?


Now here's a side video to depict its excellent deportment despite its heavy headedness(my personal opinion)

peter porker
Wonderful, the magic of algae yes?
d_golem
Magnificent growth, GR!
I just love its headgrowth which resembles a flowerhorn hump. Or that old bald chinese deity that usually laughing and carrying a stick. Makes the fish looks more "human" biggrin.gif
How big is it now?and how do you remove the growth on its caudal fin?
goldrush
QUOTE(d_golem @ Mon, 23 Jul 2007 7:34 pm) *

Magnificent growth, GR!
I just love its headgrowth which resembles a flowerhorn hump. Or that old bald chinese deity that usually laughing and carrying a stick. Makes the fish looks more "human" biggrin.gif
How big is it now?and how do you remove the growth on its caudal fin?



Kekeke you mean the God of Longevity

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I have not measured it precisely but I think it should be near 7 inch

And the spicule that stick out of the dorsal root of tail was just snipped off without any sign of regrowth nor scarring


I think the headgrowth can be due to combination of factors.Genetics which is beyond our control and factors which are within our control namely
1) Water conditions
2)Feed......Worms and algae


Here are another two calico which are showing growth spurts of their wens.Though not as significant,you can see the raised areas which form the crown which I hope will proliferate as in the red piece.I can't be sure rusure.gif


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d_golem
Yep that's the guy biggrin.gif happy looking chap, always laugh when I see a figurine of him.

I got one Thai red cap that got that spicule thingy exactly like yours. So it's safe to just, snip it off, then?

Ur calicos r so beautiful btw. I've decided me next fish is gonna be a calico ranchu, and I think it's gonna be a while before I find one half as the quality as yours in OZ tongue.gif
Kinder
I love Calicos and this one is really nice. (The cauliflower Ranchu..hehe)
I enjoyed both TV & SV posts.
Good job.
small_ranchu
GR, your fish and your goldfish keeping skill is one of the best... Congrats buddy.


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I've decided me next fish is gonna be a calico ranchu, and I think it's gonna be a while before I find one half as the quality as yours in OZ


I want a calico one too. I wish I could find one with this quality in US before I retire (I am now in my late twenties. lol)
tappytap
wow.. the improve in redness is superd.... would u mind show us how u home grown ur algae?
goldrush
QUOTE(tappytap @ Tue, 24 Jul 2007 5:26 am) *

wow.. the improve in redness is superd.... would u mind show us how u home grown ur algae?



You can read all about it here

http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.ph...lamentous+algae
d_golem
QUOTE(small_ranchu @ Tue, 24 Jul 2007 5:13 am) *

I want a calico one too. I wish I could find one with this quality in US before I retire (I am now in my late twenties. lol)

Haven't u got one already? biggrin.gif That pinkish one?
goldrush
It has been a year since I kept this fish and just over 2 months since I updated on it.This afternoon happen to fish out the fish for some appreciation.It has reached 18 cm biggrin.gif Wonder it will reach 20cm by year end rusure.gif But growth has slowed to almost a halt mad.gif

Head-on
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Half a body is better than none?
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And not so right profile
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Wish me luck.......... prayhard.gif prayhard.gif prayhard.gif
Damo
Such a beauty...
Kinder
Don't invite me to your home!

I might steal this beauty....lol
goldrush
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Luvinmygoldies
I am crazy about calicos.... and ranchus and this fish is an absolutely beautiful combination of the two!!! Vibrant color, great form and balance, and awesome headgrowth (especially for a calico). Thank you for sharing this fish with the rest of us.
weiren
hi Doc,

I read that you fed her live tubifex....just curious, do you do periodically deworming of your fish?
goldrush
I have stopped my tubifex feeding as they then to fatten fish too much.I don't deworm periodically unless I suspect something peace.gif
weiren
QUOTE(goldrush @ Sat, 20 Oct 2007 3:50 pm) *

I have stopped my tubifex feeding as they then to fatten fish too much.I don't deworm periodically unless I suspect something peace.gif



In that case, do you and how you 'detox' the live tubifex before feeding them to your fishes?
goldrush
I do not detox the worm with anything.I have read some who "detox" thro dettol,listerine,pp ,anti parasites med, and wat have you rusure.gif Now all these are poison(READ THE HEADINGS:DO NOT SWALLOW).All these are topical medications and not for oral ingestion.So imagine feeding these so called disinfected worms to your fishes.....they will be in trouble.Some may not exhibit immediate signs but culmulative exposure or continual ingestion could prove fatal in the very near future.


Yet at the end of the day we blame the worms for our fish fatality which infact we are the culprit in poisoning our fish in the first place!!!!!! hmm.gif

If you really need to disinfect I think the safest is still SALT
weiren
0.2% salt bath for 5mins can? Will become kiam tang? biggrin.gif
CyberET
0.2% can't do much.. and makes worms salty tongue.gif
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