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chochiss
Guys,

As this fish was sold by the distributor of Tung Hoi in Malaysia, it was claimed to be worth a substantial large some of money. Would you go this far & deep into your pockets to purchase this fella??? rusure.gif

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desireless
Roughly how big is it?

The same thing happened about a year ago, one aquarium here was selling a ryukin for 18K SGD. Not in this life would I pay that much for a goldfish.
chandramerpati
QUOTE(desireless @ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 3:38 pm) *

Roughly how big is it?

The same thing happened about a year ago, one aquarium here was selling a ryukin for 18K SGD. Not in this life would I pay that much for a goldfish.


Hi bro chochiss,

Well, I definitely agree with Desireless. I won't pay thousands of dollars only for a goldfish.
As long as I witnessed by myself, the highest amount to be paid for a goldfish was US$ 5,000. It was paid by a friend of mine for a Ishikawa female nisai. And it passed away after 2 months on his hands. death.gif prayer.gif
I've also heard many goldfish hobbyist paid more than that value for a goldfish.

For me, it is more valuable to have our own offsprings and then raise them into wonderful fish. fish2.gif
Of course, it is acceptable to collect such good (or maybe excellent) goldfish seeds but certainly not at that much price.

Well, it's only my opinion. No offense at all bro. peace.gif

Thanks
d_golem
Is that really a ryukin? Well, it is, but not much to say about the ideal ryukin conformation, eh? Looks like it's been injected with botox biggrin.gif
goldrush
Correct me if I'm wrong is this the new breed with that sparkling kingirin scale that give that metallic sheen?
This piece may not exhibit the typical ideal ryukin physiques but surely the color,the rare metallic sheen and iits sheer volume are enough to compensate for the former deficiency.
Wats the asking price???? sweatingbullets.gif
LASERGUY
QUOTE(d_golem @ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 4:13 pm) *

Is that really a ryukin? Well, it is, but not much to say about the ideal ryukin conformation, eh? Looks like it's been injected with botox biggrin.gif


Agreed that the shape looks a bit eh.......... thinking.gif worried.gif yuk.gif
Perhaps our resident chinese goldfish expert can comment on this ?????
By the way, he has not been posted for sometime already......
chochiss
Guys,

It's a really huge fish. It's about 26-28cm (prolly 32cm....didn't measure!!) if I'm not mistaken cos I only saw this fella swimming in the VIP room with a message attached - SOLD! Can't tell you guys the exact price but it's definitely sold above RM10K. blink.gif
chochiss
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 7:29 pm) *

Correct me if I'm wrong is this the new breed with that sparkling kingirin scale that give that metallic sheen?
This piece may not exhibit the typical ideal ryukin physiques but surely the color,the rare metallic sheen and iits sheer volume are enough to compensate for the former deficiency.
Wats the asking price???? sweatingbullets.gif


Yup. It's a new breed of ryukin whereby the emphasis is not some much on the muscular aspect but rather the short & tall body structure with wen on it's head. The sparkling kingirin scale have 2 types of base coat color. One is normal while the other will the lemon base with some very light orange coloration that won't get darker but will turn out to be more of a albino lemon coloration. I've acquired for a smaller piece, but then the price is still sky high! wleow.gif biggrin.gif


QUOTE(chandramerpati @ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 6:06 pm) *

Hi bro chochiss,

Well, I definitely agree with Desireless. I won't pay thousands of dollars only for a goldfish.
As long as I witnessed by myself, the highest amount to be paid for a goldfish was US$ 5,000. It was paid by a friend of mine for a Ishikawa female nisai. And it passed away after 2 months on his hands. death.gif prayer.gif
I've also heard many goldfish hobbyist paid more than that value for a goldfish.

For me, it is more valuable to have our own offsprings and then raise them into wonderful fish. fish2.gif
Of course, it is acceptable to collect such good (or maybe excellent) goldfish seeds but certainly not at that much price.

Well, it's only my opinion. No offense at all bro. peace.gif

Thanks


USD$5000! Mad! For an Ishikawa female nisai??? Got any trophies under her belt?? Anyway....as for me personally....I wont pay that much too!!! So no problem bro! rofl.gif biggrin.gif
The Matrix
VIP room ? Must be FengShui lah. Nice cozy room ...

Can consider a new breed but already show case some 2 yrs ago where the 1st piece I came across really attract me. But for the past months, the lineage I observe dun look stable. There are few farms that breed this color and scale type.

Problem is that the wen tends to over grown too much causing the head to look weird. Large ryukin does have wen but not so big lah. Anyway as long as dun look too weird I am fine with it.

This piece in the pic dun worth 10K lah ... If this size with a tung hoi signature broad tail, 10K is cheap liao.


Guess noone yet to see this coloration with Albino eyes yet right ? biggrin.gif
chochiss
well....the worth of the fish depends on the owner & the seller. it's a new breed after all.....I saw another piece....now itchy already.....feel like getting it but the cost.....rather steep...
MCheuk
Chochiss - you are right. It really depends on the eye of the beholder, but also if the salesman is able to give a convincing story, they can justify the value of any fish!

As CNY is approaching in HK, they are gearing for a push of red/white goldfishes. However, Ryukins are falling out of popularity here. Is that the same in Singapore?
chochiss
How about red cap oranda in HK now?? Since CNY is approaching, red cap seems to be some what sellable.....my observation on LFS only. Well in M'sia, ryukin is still a premium as this fish brings great importance to Chinese Goldfishes so the price is still quite steep. No sure about SG.
The Matrix
When one place seeing falling sale, the stocks need to go somewhere to sell mah.
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