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goldrush
The word Kanoko which means "fawn" in Japanese refers to the red dappled pattern found on some koi, such as the rare kanoko kohaku .Interestingly a kanako kohaku(red/white) is classified under the kawarimono variety rather than under kohaku in all major shows.Good specimens are relatively hard to find as the dappling effect are usually untidy and not well defined
Kanoko in koi is used for scales with a hi-colored centres.
Kanoko can be found on Sanke, Showa, Kohaku and Asagi.

There are usually 2 types of Kanoko-pattern.

First Koi which have a kanoko-pattern since birth.These fish can be very attractive and carry such effects throughout their life spans.An extremely rare find of course

The other posibility to have a Kanoko-pattern on a Koi, is fading Hi. Hi is fading from the edges to the centre, so 1 or 2 years, before the complete disappearance of Hi, a Koi can be described as a Kanoko.

Koi from the first category can be very expensive, because good Kanoko as rare.

The problem, who knows for sure, if you see a Koi or fish, if Kanoko is fading Hi, or a good qualitiy rare "born-Kanoko"????????

This how it looks in a koi......eh a kanoko koi



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Now imagine the same kanoko effect to be found in a goldfish

Wouldn't it be a rare find ???????? rusure.gif


That's why I call it my Dear Deer(fawn)

This is a "Kanoko Ryukin"


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A video to complement this beauty





I can't be sure whether it is inborn or fading Hi but I do know I get to enjoy its beauty for now laugh.gif






regards

goldrush
d_golem
Beautiful indeed, but no offense mate, isn't that pattern not really as rare as you said? I've seen pictures of goldfish with the same dappling effect (while as not prevalent) as yours....

I'm sure there are a couple in the Aquarama thread...
Squid
Dear goldrush,

see at the picture ... tung hoi breed...
Please give comments...

Regrades,
Squid


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goldrush
dear squid

Looks very cute and chubby.However to assess a fish I would like to see it free swimming.It is very difficult to give a justifiable opinion on its finnage,swimming etc when it is fish out of the water.
CP
Very good catch Goldrush. good_very.gif I only hope that the tail can be more erect.

You seemed to have built up quite a number of quality ryukins in your collection.No longer the cheapskate doc that I used to know...................... rolleyes.gif

Digging up past records, this piece may have a good future............
Aquarama Grand Champ 2005whistle.gif
cheangv
Nice ryukin. Interesting pattern. Body shape a bit too boxy?
chochiss
Goldrush,

The kanoko patterns on goldfishes are commonly found in Tung Hoi bred fishes. Seen these type of fish patterns often I might add. It's good that finally someone appreciates them.
CyberET
ya.. only letdown is the tail..
goldrush
Almost one year ago,I showed this supposedly kanoko ryukin.The fish has gained some mass but unfortunately the color has weaken and the shape somehow lost blush.gif .Nevertheless I still keep it biggrin.gif .Somehow the kanoko pattern remain intact rolleyes.gif .Who says goldrush is infallible!!!!!

Judge it for yourself




CP
Tail erection seems to have gotten better. Fed viagra? biggrin.gif
RBT
Nice Fish Doc....i can in the background the green tubs are in action liao smile.gif
goldrush
Hmmmmm....... on my second thought,the tail has improved.Certainly it looks more gracious,flowing without any crisp but most important it does not exhibit the red streaks due to poor water condition shiok.gif

Kekekeke .My GREEN tubs are fully operational now.Hope it does not make you feel GREEN with envy
goldrush
Only 2 still images to share on the above fish

The kanoko pattern is very well demarcated without smudges and red infiltration.Tail carriage has improved.Unfortunately the snout of the fish has lengthen giving a long nose look hmm.gif


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KokiBali
Hi Doc,

You are very good in keeping goldfish and I can see no flip at the lower part of its tail. Care to share your keeping method and how deep the tub/pond is?

Thanks in advance.

Rgds,
William

goldrush
Hello William

Thanks for your kind words.Personally I do not like to keep long tailed variety be it oranda or ryukin.The fold-in is always a problem if the breed is allow to sit too long biggrin.gif First I keep this fish with a minimum depth of 30 cm and next I hang the air stone just short of touching the bottom.The vigorous turbulence perhaps make the fish more mobile rather than in consant sedentary position.The airstone which is short of touching the floor prevent the tail of this fish from possible entaglement as it swim across.Myth or fact,I have no concrete answer to that.


doc
KokiBali
Thanks for the enlightment Doc. Never think of it before. Usually we are advised to keep long tail goldfish in deep pond to avoid the folded tail.

The most important is to keep the fish healthy to avoid it from sitting at the bottom, right?

Thanks once again.
goldrush
Dear William

I have just uploaded a topview appreciation of this kanoko in its natural habitat.It is kept together with 4 other fishes of which one of them is another long tailed ryukin.You can see it swim past the kanoko in the video.Its tail has no fold-in either but its setback is its tail that doesn't open up when fish comes to a halt blush.gif




Happy viewing




Ps:I have just off the airline for the video purpose......the real thing is a real air/water turbulence peace.gif
denny_samjaya
It's a male !!!!
nice tail
KokiBali
QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 22 Jul 2008 7:25 pm) *

Dear William

I have just uploaded a topview appreciation of this kanoko in its natural habitat.It is kept together with 4 other fishes of which one of them is another long tailed ryukin.You can see it swim past the kanoko in the video.Its tail has no fold-in either but its setback is its tail that doesn't open up when fish comes to a halt blush.gif
Happy viewing
Ps:I have just off the airline for the video purpose......the real thing is a real air/water turbulence peace.gif


Hi Doc,

Thanks for the video. Your ryukins look beautiful and healthy. I also noticed there is one dragon eyes in the tub and the size is smaller than the ryukins. As we know ryukin is an aggressive goldfish, how can you avoid them from bullied the dragon eyes? by feed them more frequent?
goldrush
kekeke you got sharp eyes.Yes indeed the ryukins are faster and more aggressive eaters that is why my dragon eye is way too underfed blush.gif However they have been living in harmony for many months already.But the trick is to introduce the telescope in the tub first and let it marks its territory for a few days before you introduce any ryukins.You only have to do it once and it works for me.But I must say the telescopic is always in the loosing end when it comes to feeding but I just live with it laugh.gif
KokiBali
QUOTE(goldrush @ Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:17 am) *

But the trick is to introduce the telescope in the tub first and let it marks its territory for a few days before you introduce any ryukins.


So, goldfish is a territorial fish? I've never seen goldfish fighting biggrin.gif

Thanks for sharing, Doc.

goldrush
Sorry to confuse you. Goldfish are generally peaceful and non territorial.The thing is to make the less agressor feel at home first and introduce the more aggressive fish as intruder.The other way round the ryukin will nip the eyes off the telescopic in no time hysterical.gif I have also kept ranchu with ryukin in the same tub using the same procedure but I must add that though their behaviour may be curtailed(peaceful cohabitation)when it comes to food .....all hell breaks loose.The ryukins will be thoroughly fed while ranchus or other less aggresive breeds are left to feed on scraps!(Growth will be non uniformed as such)So given a choice we should not encourage such practice.
KokiBali
Not confused lah, just teasing you nananana.gif

You are right, when it comes to food goldfish can become a predator biggrin.gif

Cheers.
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