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cheangv
Is this still considered a calico?



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The Matrix
Yes ... a calico. 半透明鳞片体 。

This fish looks small ... keep it well. A pretty nice fellow.
cheangv
Yes, its still relatively small but hope to groom it further
kencheng
Aren't Calicos meant to be a transparent scale variety? I would consider this tri-coloured - not sure about calico smile.gif)
d_golem
Tri-coloured should have all metallic scales, not smattering of metallic upon matt.
Luvinmygoldies
That is a calico. Several classifications/new colors of calico. Very nice looking fish. Lot's of potential. Good luck.
The Matrix
QUOTE(kencheng @ Tue, 17 Oct 2006 7:19 pm) *

Aren't Calicos meant to be a transparent scale variety? I would consider this tri-coloured - not sure about calico smile.gif)


let's not go too technical ...

A full transparent scaling is a nacreous or matt variety. Calico referred to a mix of metallic and nacreous.

The fish shown is a mix scaled type.
Guenther
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Is this still considered a calico?


I think it is a cross between calico (matt fishes) and metallic fish., would say nacreous.

Later, when the black is gone, the fish is matt orange with some metallic scales.

Do you like calicos? yes.gif

http://www.shubunkin.de/upload/details.asp?id=88

My last F3 spawn calico fantail and shorttail ryukin:

http://www.shubunkin.de/upload/bild.asp?id=4195


Rgds
Guenther
kencheng
Guenther - you know where I can get some good seed calico lines? I have unfortunately not come across a 'stable' calico ryukin line breeder. You interested to pass some babies this way if you have spares? bigwink.gif
Guenther
Dear kencheng

> Guenther - you know where I can get some good seed calico lines?

Here in Germany I have the same problem. We only can buy culls.
So I tried the way breeding with culls. The way I used and the result you can see here:

http://www.fantail.shubunkin.de

My target is breeding good calico fantail with high tail, not long hanging tail, not so high body, not very short body, hardy for the winter in our ponds.

http://www.shubunkin.de/upload/detail.asp?id=3804

This fishes are some of my fantail, were one winter under the ice in 2005, also there are some metallic fishes under this calico spawn too:

http://www.shubunkin.de/teich06.html

> I have unfortunately not come across a 'stable' calico ryukin line breeder. You interested to pass some
> babies this way if you have spares?

Every year I have enough fantail, give it to a pet store the most time, because I must select the best fishes for breeding

Rgds
Guenther
cheangv
Was told that the black will not dissapear, the colouring has already stabilised. Guess we will see thinking.gif
cheangv
Heres an update after one month

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gohks
QUOTE(cheangv @ Sun, 19 Nov 2006 9:17 pm) *

Heres an update after one month

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good_very.gif Coloration has improved. Please share your upkeep conditions.
cheangv
I believe the improvement in colouration is more to do with the food given rather than the upkeep conditions specifically.
gohks
QUOTE(cheangv @ Sun, 19 Nov 2006 9:37 pm) *

I believe the improvement in colouration is more to do with the food given rather than the upkeep conditions specifically.

What's your recipe? unsure.gif
cheangv
Have been feeding the fish some tetra bits which I believe is the one that has really brought out its colour
LASERGUY
QUOTE(cheangv @ Sun, 19 Nov 2006 9:17 pm) *

Heres an update after one month




Fish is well fed also....
cheangv
Too well fed? Should reduce feed?
The Matrix
QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Thu, 23 Nov 2006 7:24 pm) *

Fish is well fed also....

Wah LASERGUY... nice avatar ...
LASERGUY
QUOTE(cheangv @ Thu, 23 Nov 2006 8:35 pm) *

Too well fed? Should reduce feed?


Not at all, personally prefer them to be bulky.....but of cause not out of shape....

QUOTE(The Matrix @ Thu, 23 Nov 2006 11:56 pm) *

Wah LASERGUY... nice avatar ...


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Dunno why suddenly fell in love with calico......
The Matrix
becos practically this type of scaing now hot until white hot liao.

bring the color stronger. the avatar seems lack of clear coloration.
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