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Lion head or ranchu ( pic )

Discussion in 'Goldfish Breeds' started by Rabbit229, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Rabbit229

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  2. joe

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    It is hard to tell without seeing the tail structure but i am going to say ranchu or "lionchu" if it is of chinese origin
     
  3. MikeM

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    I'm thinking Ranchu too but without a clear picture of the tail, it's kinda tough to tell.
     
  4. afnaveils

    afnaveils Goldfish breeder

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    I would say a commercial grade Chinese ranchu.
     
  5. Rabbit229

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    Is this a better pic
     
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  6. joe

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    this fish is different from the first picture but I would say chinese ranchu. The caudal fin is kind of small, how well does this fish swim?
     
  7. tObi

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    Lionhead


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  8. Rabbit229

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    How can you tell?
     
  9. tObi

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    i have one, this goldfish variety is very similar to the Ranchu Goldfish, a variant that was developed in Japan, though the Lionhead's back has a less curved shape, here's an article link that you can read.
     
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  10. tObi

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    BTW here my lionhead

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    Thankst0bi
     
  12. tObi

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    You're welcome!...


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  13. joe

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    IMO we really do not seetrue lionheads too often here in the United States, the ranchu has far surpassed it in popularity. In addition there are so many variations of the ranchu ii.e. top view ranchu, Chinese ranchu, Thai ranchu, lionchu, etc that it further complicates things. Your lionhead is fantastic
     
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    Many people assume that if a fish falls short of the physical requirements of a Ranchu, then it's a Lionhead by default. This is not the case. Just like the Ranchu, the Lionhead also has specific standards which must be met. I personally adhere to the British standards (which in themselves are very close to the Chinese standards).
     
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    Hi @Big Red, can post a link to the standards? TIA...


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    If it was an ulcer it can become a very aggressive disease quickly becoming systemic
     
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