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goldrush
Sometime in April this year,I received a call from Sam of Samgold telling me the sightig of a potential competition grade black in his Bangkok trip.Without hesitation and just based on his stringent eagle-eyed appreciation,I went ahead to purchase this fish from the accompanied photo.This is what I received from the email

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It is a male and the body looks a bit short and headgrowth not so pronounced.Blacks are reputable for being slow grower and males are especially poorly endowed with good headgrowth.So it is a good challenge for me to bring out the best of this fish.My vision of this fish comprises of the following criterias that need to be addressed
a)pronounced headgrowth
b)black color maintained and not deteriorate
c)Swimming posture not compromised
d)acceptable overall growth

Well today,here's the latest pictures of the above fish.Judge it for yourself if you can see if all the requirements are met sweatingbullets.gif sweatingbullets.gif sweatingbullets.gif

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calicoly
great job!! its amazing the black on this fish!!!
goldrush
This fish is housed in a 300litre FGT together with an almost white ranchu.Somehow I feel that the fish has lengthen blush.gif .
These are more pics for your assessment


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An additional bonus is probably a pair of naturally endowed POM POM happydance1.gif


Kinder
Just a quick note, i too feel the fish has lengthen.

In the 1st pic, the body appeared to be more round (or could just be the photo angle). Nice head growth, but i feel maybe the body could bulk more.

kinder
CP
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:04 am) *

Sometime in April this year,I received a call from Sam of Samgold telling me the sightig of a potential competition grade black in his Bangkok trip.

Wah, VIP has its privelages. rolleyes.gif

Good catch. Lenghtened body with lots of potential to bulk up.Coupled with your generous new FGT setup, I bet this piece will turn into a beauty in due course.
goldrush
QUOTE(CP @ Fri, 04 Jul 2008 1:25 pm) *

Wah, VIP has its privelages. rolleyes.gif

Good catch. Lenghtened body with lots of potential to bulk up.Coupled with your generous new FGT setup, I bet this piece will turn into a beauty in due course.


Kekekeke VERY IMPULSIVE PAYER blush.gif

I think the space given somewhat lengthen the fish which I am not too worry at this stage as it will certainly make provision for extra growth before the fish bulk in the future.When the fish arrived,I did not like its swimming in particular.But having the space to roam has certainly improve on this weakness.I am surprise at its headgrowth though.Being male usually I would end up with a smoother head than the cauliflower appearance as seen.Secondly I have not feed this fish with any FBW to enhance its headgrowth.But i must say the water is in excellent condition. tongue.gif
genkin
It looks wonderful! Well done

I have a question about black ranchu's.
What is the best way to keep them dark black? I feed my ranchu's Hikari Lionhead pellets. But they are colour enhancing food. I heard that colour enhancing food can oftern change the colour of black fish?
goldrush
If your blacks are from Thai origin,chances are that the black hue may not deteriorate with time even feeding with color enhancers.
bekko
Do you have a top-view photo Doc? This one seems to have a wider back and peduncle than most Thai blacks.

-steve
goldrush
QUOTE(bekko @ Sat, 05 Jul 2008 3:45 pm) *

Do you have a top-view photo Doc? This one seems to have a wider back and peduncle than most Thai blacks.

-steve



Halo Steve

Here are two top views of this black.Hope they are enough for your earnest assessment. peace.gif

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regards
doc
goldrush
Finally upload this video for all to appreciate shiok.gif













Enjoy
calicoly
i love the chubby cheeks so adorable when he breathes and his mouth opens!!
MachoRanchu
A very good quality blackie. Really feel like pinching its cheeks. blush.gif

The face kind of resembles Justice Bao! hysterical.gif
Kinder
good_very.gif for the HEAD GROWTH
bekko
The color of a Thai black and the body of a Hong Kong black. Nice.

-steve
Egi
The best black ranchu i've ever seen good_very.gif
Damo
Doc

Do you mind showing a picture together with your white ranchu? The contrast will be nice to see
goldrush
QUOTE(Egi @ Mon, 07 Jul 2008 1:59 pm) *

The best black ranchu i've ever seen good_very.gif



blush.gif There are many even better blacks than mine but this is among the better blacks I've kept wacko.gif


QUOTE(Damo @ Mon, 07 Jul 2008 4:50 pm) *

Doc

Do you mind showing a picture together with your white ranchu? The contrast will be nice to see



Pushing Doc to the limit....Hmmmmm if time permits I will try to fulfil your wish rolleyes.gif
goldrush
This fish failed to win at MFGC
But still a beauty as you can see
It has a nice arc along its unblemished back
The color is still very much a pitch black
The head growth I must say is very well pronounced
That's so obvious I need not announce
Swinming however is abit clumsy don't you think
That's becos of its headgrowth that appear to sink
There is an inherent weakness in this black gene
It has a weak peduncle that cannot support well its tail as it is just too lean.
Enjoy this video as I unveil once more this very black knight
A knight to remember....and hope you can say....What A Sight!!!!!!!!


Gold Digger
What a sight Doc! Face is really nice and fluffy. Stomach not that round, which makes it appear a little long? Seems to like to stay near the bottom of the tank.
churico4ever
QUOTE(bekko @ Sun, 06 Jul 2008 2:36 pm) *

The color of a Thai black and the body of a Hong Kong black. Nice.

-steve


Very Attractive and healthy ... hehehehe

He looks a dog.... Labrador.. only in the water of course hehehehe..
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