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goldrush
Hi all

Almost two years back,I managed to acquire an unique patterned ryukin which showed similar reticulation as that of an ochiba found in koi.Here to recap that special moment

http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.ph...7&hl=OCHIBA

Today,I share with all a similar piece but this time,it is a short tailed specimen.Though the body structure for this fish is not that ideal,I was drawn to its irresistable color pattern.This fish is closed to 16 cm which put it in the medium size range and I reckon this fish with lots of potential for growth.If you have read through the article written,that particular piece darken in just a few months of keeping.I wonder this piece will have a similar fate.Any way it remains to be seen how this piece will progress or deteriorate with time.

Here are some captured moments for your appreciation

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Please enjoy and comment if you wish



goldrush
frloplady
could almost call it a kujaku too! Very unique!
insanity
I have to admit, most all of your fishes are unique and awesome.

Did you breed them all yourself?

What technique u use? ^_^
goldrush
QUOTE(insanity @ Mon, 11 May 2009 10:20 am) *

I have to admit, most all of your fishes are unique and awesome.

Did you breed them all yourself?

What technique u use? ^_^



Dear insanity

All of my fishes are bought off the shelf(LFS) cos I'm no breeder biggrin.gif
insanity
which LFS that u can recommend me to go there and have a look?

Thank you before for the information
goldrush
QUOTE(insanity @ Mon, 11 May 2009 3:52 pm) *

which LFS that u can recommend me to go there and have a look?

Thank you before for the information



The problem is that most of the time they do not always carry what you want.So timing and the seasonal availability is important but totally unpredictable.Sometime I am lucky but most of the time I come home empty handed.I have repeatedly written many times the usual LFS I have patronised in this forum so you can read all about it here.
insanity
Alright, i see. Thanks for the info. Appreciate it ^_^
KokiBali
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 08 May 2009 2:29 pm) *

Though the body structure for this fish is not that ideal,I was drawn to its irresistable color pattern.


shiok.gif Wow, this is a show grade fish! Very good hump with good curve and tiny head, makes the body looks perfectly round. Another bullet for this coming Aquarama good_very.gif

Rgds,
William
goldrush
QUOTE(KokiBali @ Wed, 13 May 2009 12:17 pm) *

shiok.gif Wow, this is a show grade fish! Very good hump with good curve and tiny head, makes the body looks perfectly round. Another bullet for this coming Aquarama good_very.gif

Rgds,
William



Hahaha William,this one's only a rubber bullet...............Aquarama can only fire blanks! sniper.gif
goldrush
Sometime ago,I 'd showed forum this ochiba patterned ryukin.After more than 6 months of keeping,this piece make a complete dramatic make-over beyond my imagination.Here's a video I made of the above





goldrush
What intrigued me was the TANCHO formation which was not even apparent in the fish when it was first kept.

Here are some topview still pics

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goldrush
This is a flashed pic of its side profile

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And a non flashed one on the same side


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Don't you think it is amazing wacko.gif
ranchu8
hi Doc, besides regular water change, food, keeping it healthy and wall algae, what would you say contributed to its improved colour as I understand its not kept in green water? smile.gif
goldrush
Gee I cannot isolate any distinctive contributions but i believe there are alot of interplay with nature and nurture.Nature as in genetics,sunlight,natural food.Nurture as in water changes,processed food and of course love yes.gif
As I cannot provide green water in my domestic husbandry,I have to modify my methods to achieve similar attainments proven by green water practices.Different schools of thought with closely similar attainments biggrin.gif
judge
Are you planning to breed with this guy? The fish looks really good.
goldrush
QUOTE(judge @ Fri, 15 Jan 2010 9:37 am) *

Are you planning to breed with this guy? The fish looks really good.



hi judge,I've given up on breeding as there are too much time and too many lives involved in the process unsure.gif
judge
QUOTE(goldrush @ Thu, 14 Jan 2010 8:49 pm) *

hi judge,I've given up on breeding as there are too much time and too many lives involved in the process unsure.gif

I understand what you mean and I gave up breeding at one point. Now I am hooked again and back into it. I love all your fish in Youtube Channel.

I see mainly you have Ryukins and Ranchus. Do you also keep butterfly and other variety?
ranchu8
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 15 Jan 2010 8:19 am) *

Gee I cannot isolate any distinctive contributions but i believe there are alot of interplay with nature and nurture.Nature as in genetics,sunlight,natural food.Nurture as in water changes,processed food and of course love yes.gif
As I cannot provide green water in my domestic husbandry,I have to modify my methods to achieve similar attainments proven by green water practices.Different schools of thought with closely similar attainments biggrin.gif

Hi Doc, what are the things done for clear water to achieve similar attainments as green water? smile.gif
goldrush
Again I've not done a concrete clinical trials on both clear and green water per se so I can only use the wordsimilar attainments.Apart from regimental water management,I use clay to condition my water as well as to feed the fish.I 'm not too sure whether these have helped but the fishes do seem to benefit from its addition.
Clay removes toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides)and attracts these elements like a magnet and then sucks them up like a sponge. This causes the entire "mess" to settle so it can be removed by your filters effectively.Secondly feeding your goldfish clay aids in their digestion as well as removing toxins from their bodies. By improving your fish's digestion it decreases the amount of waste they produce which in turn reduces the load on your filter thus improving water quality. Overall it has both direct and indirect benefits to your fish as well as system.Well that's my personal opinion but you can be the judge and my fish to be cross examined.......I think the least I can say is that they have generally improved!

Next question:Will clay be benefical in green water?It's time you tell me..... biggrin.gif
judge
QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 15 Jan 2010 9:02 pm) *

Again I've not done a concrete clinical trials on both clear and green water per se so I can only use the wordsimilar attainments.Apart from regimental water management,I use clay to condition my water as well as to feed the fish.I 'm not too sure whether these have helped but the fishes do seem to benefit from its addition.
Clay removes toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides)and attracts these elements like a magnet and then sucks them up like a sponge. This causes the entire "mess" to settle so it can be removed by your filters effectively.Secondly feeding your goldfish clay aids in their digestion as well as removing toxins from their bodies. By improving your fish's digestion it decreases the amount of waste they produce which in turn reduces the load on your filter thus improving water quality. Overall it has both direct and indirect benefits to your fish as well as system.Well that's my personal opinion but you can be the judge and my fish to be cross examined.......I think the least I can say is that they have generally improved!

Next question:Will clay be benefical in green water?It's time you tell me..... biggrin.gif

Thanks Doc. Using clay. Now thats original and makes a lot of sense. I wish to know more about the type of clay that you use. beg2.gif

No wonder all your fish look awesome!
ranchu8
QUOTE(goldrush @ Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:02 am) *

Again I've not done a concrete clinical trials on both clear and green water per se so I can only use the wordsimilar attainments.Apart from regimental water management,I use clay to condition my water as well as to feed the fish.I 'm not too sure whether these have helped but the fishes do seem to benefit from its addition.
Clay removes toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides)and attracts these elements like a magnet and then sucks them up like a sponge. This causes the entire "mess" to settle so it can be removed by your filters effectively.Secondly feeding your goldfish clay aids in their digestion as well as removing toxins from their bodies. By improving your fish's digestion it decreases the amount of waste they produce which in turn reduces the load on your filter thus improving water quality. Overall it has both direct and indirect benefits to your fish as well as system.Well that's my personal opinion but you can be the judge and my fish to be cross examined.......I think the least I can say is that they have generally improved!

Next question:Will clay be benefical in green water?It's time you tell me..... biggrin.gif

Thanks Doc, your goldfishes are really solid, some of the best in Singapore, esp taking into account that you don't groom them in huge ponds smile.gif I havent tried clay before but I may try it, what type of clay/brand, how much is fed and when fed pls? smile.gif
goldrush
There are lots of clay with various brands around.The main ingredient should be calcium bentonite.However I must re-emphasize that clay is a supplement and not a substitute to regular,regimental husbandry practice or even given as a stable food.To me it is just a form of enhancer and that's all.You can't expect drastic changes if your basics are not right or your fishes are of ordinary grades.If you are not blessed with two feet to run fast then a pair of Adidas/Nike may not help as well. biggrin.gif Just like any feng shui incorporation into your life and business practice,your basic karmic imprints must be in place in order to realise their full potentials. peace.gif
goldrush
QUOTE(ranchu8 @ Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:05 pm) *

Thanks Doc, your goldfishes are really solid, some of the best in Singapore, esp taking into account that you don't groom them in huge ponds smile.gif I havent tried clay before but I may try it, what type of clay/brand, how much is fed and when fed pls? smile.gif



hahaha I'm flattered.I don't believe I have some of the best goldfish here but I do show my best in this forum.Many dont even show their fishes around for whatever reasons hmm.gif I ve been here long enough to realise that.Only through competitions and shows that you get to see the best .I can only say maybe...just maybe I'm the only one around able to dramatise my goldfishes through making good goldfish videos for the global audiences hysterical.gif

Pls do feedback your findings.Just coat it on moist food if you are not feeding paste.The amount is not significant as there are no harm on overdosage but just money down the drain rolleyes.gif
ranchu8
Thanks Doc smile.gif I'll check it out and if I do try it, I'll report it in RG smile.gif
ranchuone
Hi Doc,

I've just got a question on the Koi clay. I can't seem to find them in our LFS in Melbourne Australia longpia.gif and just wondering if the garden clay is ok to use. blink.gif

Thanks.
Eric
goldrush
QUOTE(ranchuone @ Mon, 08 Feb 2010 7:02 pm) *

Hi Doc,

I've just got a question on the Koi clay. I can't seem to find them in our LFS in Melbourne Australia longpia.gif and just wondering if the garden clay is ok to use. blink.gif

Thanks.
Eric



NO,NO! not clay found in your lawn and garden

perhaps you can get clay for human consumption....here's an article you can browse and read the various links for further info


http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/clay.htm
ranchuone
QUOTE(goldrush @ Mon, 08 Feb 2010 10:24 pm) *

NO,NO! not clay found in your lawn and garden

perhaps you can get clay for human consumption....here's an article you can browse and read the various links for further info
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/clay.htm


Thanks for the link. I might check out the health food stores and see if they carry them. And if I'm lucky to find it, how much should I put in 650 litres of water?
goldrush
QUOTE(ranchuone @ Tue, 09 Feb 2010 6:05 pm) *

Thanks for the link. I might check out the health food stores and see if they carry them. And if I'm lucky to find it, how much should I put in 650 litres of water?



Recommended 1 tablespoon for every 1000 US gallons
ranchuone
QUOTE(goldrush @ Wed, 10 Feb 2010 1:54 am) *

Recommended 1 tablespoon for every 1000 US gallons



Thanks for that. Happy Chinese New Year to you!
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