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small_ranchu
QUOTE(bekko @ Mon, 27 Nov 2006 2:40 pm) *

CES? Consumer Electronics Show? Only virtual fish there thinking.gif

Goldfish shows here are small and usually a side-show to koi. I'm in Hawaii so it would be same price to go Goldfish Society of America show as Aquarama. If I had the money, I would choose Aquarama.

-steve


Steve,
There is a big show in your state.. I wish I could go there too..

http://www.hawaiigoldfishandkoi.org/
bekko
It is yet to be seen how big it will be. Our club (Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association) is almost 50 years old, but has not had a competition/show in several decades. I was given the task of getting the goldfish tanks together and setting them up. Members asked for both top-view and side-view goldfish divisions. Aquaria are easy to come by, but white enamel bowls like used elsewhere are impossible to find here. Therefore, we are going to have to use blue plastic tubs/bowls for the top-view division. Blue actually helps the fish hold it's color better while on display, but they are just not the traditional way of doing things.

Oh yeah.... there will be a koi show too.

-steve
small_ranchu
I guess this is the only TVR show in US. I wish I could fly to SG or HI..
bekko
We all wish you could come too. Will post photos.

-steve
namaste
QUOTE(bekko @ Wed, 25 Apr 2007 2:35 pm) *

It is yet to be seen how big it will be. Our club (Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association) is almost 50 years old, but has not had a competition/show in several decades. I was given the task of getting the goldfish tanks together and setting them up. Members asked for both top-view and side-view goldfish divisions. Aquaria are easy to come by, but white enamel bowls like used elsewhere are impossible to find here. Therefore, we are going to have to use blue plastic tubs/bowls for the top-view division. Blue actually helps the fish hold it's color better while on display, but they are just not the traditional way of doing things.

Oh yeah.... there will be a koi show too.

-steve


dear Steve,

I wish you great success with the show and hope everything is smooth sailing for the organising team.
I think blue tub for the top view judging is not a problem.
But white tub will show the physical detail of a Ranchu even better.

Regards,
Desmond Lee
bekko
Thank you for your support and advice about color Desmond .

Another yankee had a thread here asking about where to buy enameled bowls. I bought a few from e-bay, but bowls found there are the smaller size and the shapes vary. We were actually looking for cheap white plastic bowls when we found some blue ones at an affordable price. Maybe we can sell the blue bowls to our koi members after the show and find some white ones by next year.

The top-view division will have some TVR plus wakin, jikin, tosakin, hibuna, probably some butterflys and whatever else people want to enter as top-view fish. My biggest fear is that a hibuna or wakin will jump out of the bowl.

-steve
chandramerpati
Hi steve...

I wish you good luck on this show.
I believe that many hobbyist will raise in USA after the show.

Great success you will have! happydance1.gif

Thanks
bekko
The grand champion was a 23 cm ryukin.
IPB Image

The photo doesn't capture its bulk or personality. It stayed front-and-center in its tank for two days - like it was looking for an oranda to pick on tongue.gif

IPB Image

-steve
desireless
Hahaha... sure looks like an angry ryukin from front! biggrin.gif Very good specimen with good hump, and finages Cool striking colours too

What's the show turnout like? How many categories?

Anymore pictures? drool.gif
tomo21
bekko what sort of fish did you take into the shows.could we see some pics please.
bekko
I was a goldfish vendor and assistant judge so I couldn't enter anything in the competition.

-steve
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