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goldrush
First A Refreshing Poem hi.gif

This now ugly goldfishling
is as ugly as can be;
Sold to me as an apache
But no apache I can see.

His wen is small and hardly noticeable
His length is long and hardly likeable
And his tail is way too big.
His tummy hardly that of a pig.


The other buyers taunted him
and teased him 'til it cried.
They called him names that made him want
to run away and hide.

Until the day he knew
that he could simply take no more
So off he goes to goldrush make -over
to find out whatís in store

I do not know if you can progress
As an apache or if you will regress
I will give you good water and couple of good feed
I will give you my utmost care and an excellent space to sleep

But I canít promise you that you will transform
In months to come that your colors will be uniform
That I can tell to all my patients
If you can have a little bit of patience.

Goldrush is no god
Neither is he a following dog
But surely a through and through doc
Thatís able to make his fish talkÖÖ.



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I took up this challenge to rear this fish in anticipation of it turning into an Apache(red and black) in the months to come.Well to tell the truth I'm threading on untested waters.Neither the breeder nor the seller can attest to its credibility of its apache bloodline.Wish me luck as I will progressively feature this specimen in the months to come and share its development.




This first photo shows its remarkable thick back from the top that generally indicate its good potential for further growth shiok.gif



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This is its sideview showing good uninterrupted curve of its back.Totally lacking in bulk,headgrowth and of course colors far from acceptable at the present moment.



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Now a Utube recording of this fish.Not too surprise,it still did not garner any rating after my recent uploading blush.gif ......Must be not to many liking rusure.gif















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MachoRanchu
Could have mistaken this for a China ranchu. I like the stout body and am sure its color will intensify under your care. He is indeed very lucky to have an owner like you. yahoo.gif
goldrush
Almost 2 months has passed
Judge what has surpassed
Apache dual color remain nothing but weak
So too is its development of its wanting cheek
But the length has grown with such amazing pull
Its strength can be compared to a charging bull
It may not make it on time to the exhibiting hall
So do enjoy it here or not at all.............



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n-bie
Wow only 2 months and it become so bulky.
I like the strong and thick finnage very much.

Thanks for sharing Doc.
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goldrush
Well this one ain't sold as an apache
But an apache sure can be
This one is a calico
That's what I'm sold
The first Thai for me to keep
The colors are just not as deep
Compare to the Chinese
Still a long way to please
But I try to convert to a unique one
Black body and red head, compare to none
Wishful thinking
Need your blessing
Need more than just skill
Still..I going for the the kill.


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goldrush
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goldrush
Hey


THIS IS CHINESE MAN!!!!!!!!!


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n-bie
WOW!!!
I supposed project Ang Kong Kong did work out yeah Doc.
Red Red, black polka dot, Very NICE !!!! shiok.gif
goldrush
QUOTE(n-bie @ Thu, 11 Sep 2008 5:08 pm) *

WOW!!!
I supposed project Ang Kong Kong did work out yeah Doc.
Red Red, black polka dot, Very NICE !!!! shiok.gif



Wah you still remember Ang Kong Kong that highlight the reds,so maybe I should add OR LuLu to emphasize the blacks laugh.gif
MachoRanchu
QUOTE(goldrush @ Thu, 11 Sep 2008 3:21 pm) *

Hey
THIS IS CHINESE MAN!!!!!!!!!

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Doc...I can only use emoticons to represent my thoughts... showoff.gif dreamer.gif swee.gif 1st.gif
goldrush
QUOTE(MachoRanchu @ Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:14 pm) *

Doc...I can only use emoticons to represent my thoughts... showoff.gif dreamer.gif swee.gif 1st.gif



Dear Macho thxs for your compliment,however this fish has not peaked.If you follow this red calico thread,I have kept this fish for only 9 months and in order for this fish to go beyond 7 inch and more I need at least 1 year 2months as in this fish

http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4283

I time this fish for VRC rather than MFGC but because VRC may not be held this year,the fish may not be at its very best for MFGC.

But this fish has the best of both world to speak.It has every salient feature of a good chinese fish but its angle of tail and its back is very much like the Thai.

Will you see him in 2 weeks time? rolleyes.gif

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WhiteRanger
Excellent job, what do you feed him to get such good change in coloration.
goldrush
QUOTE(WhiteRanger @ Sat, 13 Sep 2008 8:36 am) *

Excellent job, what do you feed him to get such good change in coloration.



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Food is just one of the many factors that enhance your fish beauty.Others equally important contributors include good water management,bloodline and constant vigilance over the fish.I have repeatedly post of what I have been feeding my fishes but I guess feeding alone may not be enough to attain an overall improvement if other factors are neglected

goldrush
Gold Digger
That's incredible! How old is it? How long did it take for it to change? How big has it grown since your first photo?
goldrush
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Working hard on finishing my apache is a real challenge sweatingbullets.gif This fish did ot make it to MFGC Cat A open class because the color then was still weak.As today,I can see a more distinct demarcation between belly and dorsal half.Hope I can improve the belly yellow to a darker hue but the black shows more promise.
Kinder
Interesting to see, how the lower half of the head-growth...around the cheek area has gone all black.

Would like to see more bulk, as its got a good strong back.

kinder

LASERGUY
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 03 Oct 2008 3:28 pm) *


Working hard on finishing my apache is a real challenge sweatingbullets.gif This fish did ot make it to MFGC Cat A open class because the color then was still weak.As today,I can see a more distinct demarcation between belly and dorsal half.Hope I can improve the belly yellow to a darker hue but the black shows more promise.


Doc, you should have sent this fish.
IMO, this might have won something....
goldrush
QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Fri, 03 Oct 2008 6:13 pm) *

Doc, you should have sent this fish.
IMO, this might have won something....


kekeke then it has to fight against this


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LASERGUY
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 03 Oct 2008 9:04 pm) *

kekeke then it has to fight against this

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Overall, IMO the apache is a better fish......better back, better tail....
goldrush
MFGC never go never mind ,still I can show you the power of this fish via the NET biggrin.gif but it is still very much unfinished as the colors are still splattered.Maybe Aquarama it can grow to a nice piece then:rusure








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goldrush
Any way competition is full of surprises.Take this fish for example:


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After 5 days without a single meal,I resume feeding to this red/white ranchu and to me is still very much a contender in its class.This is the best I can bring out of this fish and yet it failed to impress the judges blush.gif So it goes to show how our perception of an ideal ranchu shape maybe wrong wacko.gif

goldrush
I got a vision
Hope it ain't an illusion
Nor any delusion
Hope I don't exclude any inclusion

This is an apache I want to see
An apache I'm gonna make it be
A vision I share witn thee
A revision,non other than my favorite Apache




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bekko
Very nice fish and very nice photo.

-steve
KokiBali
Wow, very impressive! Looks good from the top also. A short bodied TVR? biggrin2.gif
Kinder
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 10 Oct 2008 1:55 pm) *





Which fish is this doc? a newly acquired one or do you want your current Apache to look like this?

Anyhow this fish is HOT, tale looks a bit small (could be camera angle) since most blackies tend to have bigger tales.

Kinder
goldrush
Please do't be misled.This is not my fish.But I would like to groom my fish to look something like this.Sorry if most think I own this beautiful piece blush.gif
goldrush
Hey all I tried something new today.I added annotation to the latest video featuring the above fish




Hope you enjoy it
goldrush


I live in this part of the world where seasons do not change
Thus in this world there is little to rearrange
There is no Winter,Spring ,Summer or Fall
There is no reason for us to remember at all
Perhaps a dose of Vivaldi is a welcoming change
His famous "Four Seasons"is too familiar and nothing strange
To accompany my apache video that celebrate one year on
That's four seasons,12 months,52 weeks that 's how long! biggrin.gif









Enjoy some classic overture peace.gif

denny_samjaya
Wah doc, your apache tail has became bigger.I think the black ranchu gene is starting to take place sad.gif
slayersophie
Wow! The difference in color and bulk in that beautiful fish since he has been in your care is great! He has such a good powerful swim in my opinion! I hope we get to see more of him....and hopefully in a competition! Beautiful. good_very.gif
goldrush
QUOTE(denny_samjaya @ Sun, 14 Jun 2009 6:50 am) *

Wah doc, your apache tail has became bigger.I think the black ranchu gene is starting to take place sad.gif



Yep,that's the setback here.Meanwhile I just have to sit back and hope its body will fill up and deepen with time to compensate for its lengthy tail........I'm not very hopeful though.. blush.gif
denny_samjaya
I have faith in you Doc.I think you will be able to pump the body to compensate the tail.Hope to see this Apache 2 month later

denny
LASERGUY
QUOTE(denny_samjaya @ Sun, 14 Jun 2009 6:50 am) *

Wah doc, your apache tail has became bigger.I think the black ranchu gene is starting to take place sad.gif


I was about to comment the tail also become jaggered at the edges.....
Checked thru the earliest video and the tail was smooth....

Nevertheless, it is still a super nice specimen... good_very.gif
goldrush
QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Sun, 14 Jun 2009 9:14 pm) *

I was about to comment the tail also become jaggered at the edges.....
Checked thru the earliest video and the tail was smooth....

Nevertheless, it is still a super nice specimen... good_very.gif



Remind me a black thai oranda which has similar trimming over its dorsal

Here 's the video back in 2006!!!




It must be their black genes.....hope not a bad gene rolleyes.gif
goldrush
The update of this fish was done sometime in June.So it is another 4 months gone and see I have done biggrin.gif

Well the colours of this fish has certainly improved.The headgrowth is abit more prominent.The jagged edge seems to be less obvious rusure.gif .But the swimming is abit poor as he tends to tilt headdown.Lastly he is one hell of fish to bulk up.......Male fish syndrome mad.gif


Here's the video with the most appropriate song entitled "APACHE" to accompany it shiok.gif




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