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4 inch Sideview ranchu

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Frankie
QUOTE(Secretary @ Sun 16 May 2004 07:59 PM)
4 inch Sideview ranchu

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No need to go detail.

This is a future Show Grade thai ranchu. Extreme high potential if under the hands of advance level hobbyist.

But I guess this fish when sold in lfs, sure to be just a slightly lower grade fish and not as expensive as compare to those of same size.
Frankie
QUOTE(Secretary @ Mon 17 May 2004 07:39 AM)
No need to go detail.

This is a future Show Grade thai ranchu. Extreme high potential if under the hands of advance level hobbyist.

But I guess this fish when sold in lfs, sure to be just a slightly lower grade fish and not as expensive as compare to those of same size.

I have to disagree.

Quality is not good at all...
1. head growth minimal. this can be corrected to a certain extent thru good keeping.
2. humpback.
3. arching of back is way too much, leading to tail seated too low.

point 2 & 3, can't be corrected.
Frankie
I'm sorry, but this ranchu doesn't turn me on. The backbone is too curvy, to the extend the fish appears rounded. It won't grow much, and judging from the size of its eyes it probably should be larger then it is now. Keep it in green water and maybe it can grow a little but not much more after that. Just go around and look at large sized sideview ranchu; which one has such a round coin-like (modern coin!) shape?

The tails. In this pose it doesn't look like the ranchu is swimming so it's stationary yet the tails looks like it is collapsed. The tail joint, due to its overly curved back, is actually tugged inwards! I bet it can't swim well.

Sorry. This is no show grade but at best grade A.
Frankie
IMHO, this is a good Ranchu but I wouldn't consider it show grade. I think it's the way the pic was taken; the back isn't as humpy as it seem. And maybe the ranchu was pressed or held close to the glass wall, making the tails look like it has collapsed. If this ranchu was picked up inexpensively, it's a great catch! Would the owner please reveal how much was paid and where did he find this ranchu? Thanks. I think Bro Laserguy will love this one. Wait, maybe this is bro Laserguy's ranchu!?
Frankie
For a 4 inch ranchu, this fish does not have a well enough developed head.
The head also seems large in proportion to the body
It will not grow to a big size - normally fish with such an acute angle between the caudal peduncle and the tail means the size will at most be 5 inches or so.
Large ranchu if you notice, have a less acute angle - more like ~ 90 degrees or thereabouts
However, the topline has a smooth curve and the scales are nice
Frankie
good scales.....
tail is good.....smooth back....
fish might be stunted liao...
eyes look a bit big....dun think will grow significantly in future....
underdeveloped headgrowth.....
GA Secretary
This ranchu was bought for $80, from Aquatic Connections smile.gif
GA Secretary
please give me your most honest opinion on how this fish would develop in future?

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GA Secretary
this is after i woke up my bloody idea tongue.gif

aiyo, exposed anal fin blush.gif

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Frankie
IMHO, this fish looks good both top & side view.

Dont think this is Lazer's fish.

Whether SHOWGRADE LANCHUGRADE TOPGRADE or SI MI GRADE.
Impt owner likes it.

Oh yeah, your ANAL FIN EXPOSE TOO MUCH LIAO!!!
Frankie
Damn, I'm sorry to say this but I don't like the ranchu even more now. Why does it seems to have a topview kind of tails now? Was the 1st pic really pressed against the glass? Unless mistaken, it looks like the cheeks and wen have become smaller now. Sorry but what did you do to this ranchu? mad.gif
GA Secretary
QUOTE(Frankie @ Mon 31 May 2004 09:59 PM)
IMHO, this fish looks good both top & side view.

Dont think this is Lazer's fish.

Whether SHOWGRADE LANCHUGRADE TOPGRADE or SI MI GRADE.
Impt owner likes it.

Oh yeah, your ANAL FIN EXPOSE TOO MUCH LIAO!!!

fish turning left la, accidently saw upskirt laugh.gif
Frankie
For sideview fish, it has a good overall body shape but that tail... it's bad to have a topview tail on a sideview fish... hmm.gif hmm.gif hmm.gif
GA Secretary
QUOTE(Frankie @ Mon 31 May 2004 09:59 PM)
Damn, I'm sorry to say this but I don't like the ranchu even more now. Why does it seems to have a topview kind of tails now?  Was the 1st pic really pressed against the glass?  Unless mistaken, it looks like the cheeks and wen have become smaller now. Sorry but what did you do to this ranchu?  mad.gif

yup, in the first pic, the fish was pressed against the glass..

cheeks/wen smaller? hmMm.. entire fish has grown.. maybe the proportion looks better now?

its a ranchu, not lionchu wor unsure.gif

didn't do much, just after a month of qt, it went into 2-3months of green water spa
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Frankie
is that a slight dent on the back i see?
GA Secretary
QUOTE(Frankie @ Wed 16 Jun 2004 10:49 AM)
is that a slight dent on the back i see?

nope.. there is a water droplet just nice positioned here

We have edited and replaced the photo. Sorry.
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