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newly purchased ranchu and ryukin

Discussion in 'Goldfish Judging' started by wizard, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    I recently purchased these little ones( ranchu and calico ryukin) and was wondering what people thought? this is my first ranchu and both are young fishes and 2 to 3 inches long.... IMG_4203 - Copy.JPG IMG_4287 - Copy.JPG
     
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  2. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    I think they are both very nice and since are young provide you an opportunity to properly groom them. The ranchu is a bit long but then I prefer my ranchus with this look because they swim better and are more robust. The calico ryukin needs a lot of good goods to bring out the hump that I am just starting to see, the color is really nice
     
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  3. small_ranchu

    small_ranchu Admin Staff Member

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    if the hump for ryukin doesn't come out, it is still a nice fantail.. :)
     
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  4. thePhysicist

    thePhysicist Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    I am in agreement with Joe, the ranchu is long. I like 'em short and stubby. Haha! I also believe the head of the ryukin is a bit large. Both of them have good tails though! A lovely dorsal and coloring on the ryukin.
    Also, what are you taking such fantastic pictures with? They're nicely lit, and have HD quality it seems.

    Thank you for sharing!


    ಠ_ರೃ thePhysicist
     
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  5. afnaveils

    afnaveils Goldfish breeder

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    Actually, I think that the ranchu just needs more feeding in your good hands and it won't look long-ish. Similarly, the ryukin won't show a «large» head when its body will catch up after regular feeding.
     
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  6. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    thanks All... attaching some more snaps..
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  7. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    thanks... i use my canon SLR to take my pictures...
     
  8. MikeM

    MikeM Active Member

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    Both fish look good and have potential. Just feed them some really good high end food and give them a healthy environment, and you're gonna have some great fish. Where did you buy them from?
     
  9. txtstorm

    txtstorm Active Member

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    That ranchu has a good face! Very cute. I like my ranchus a little longer bodied like yours. The short bodied ones can get really floaty. You've got a good fish there.
     
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  10. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    Thanks... Got them from star fisheries. Yeah they feeding on repashy, NLS and FBW 3 to 4 times a day...
     
  11. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    Its been almost a month and both are growing up... some photos of both as of today IMG_5798 - Copy.JPG IMG_6112 - Copy.JPG IMG_5855 - Copy.JPG IMG_6133 - Copy.JPG
     
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  12. CaliGold

    CaliGold Well-Known Member

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    They look like they're really doing fantastic :)
     
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  13. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    Great job with their grooming, I think both fish have so much potential
     
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  14. danarea

    danarea goldiefanatic

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    Lovely!
     
  15. johnatoranchu

    johnatoranchu Ambassador

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    The Ryukin is OK but the Ranchu is just a pet. Tail is joined and lacks shoulders. Peduncle has no strength.
    John
     
  16. wizard

    wizard Active Member

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    Thanks... is there anything I can do to fix the penduncle and shoulders? Or is it just genetics?
     
  17. Iaidoka

    Iaidoka Well-Known Member

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    You have two awesome fish man, I always like to quote Kim Wee from goldfishartquatics ''Eventually, most hobbyists do not need to acquire very expensive or very high grade ranchu to enjoy the hobby. Most are just happy with the average ranchu for general appreciation'' As long as you enjoy your fish and take care of them than good on you :)
     
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  18. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    So far, of all the fancy fish... my ranchus have been the best pets. The others are even more ungrateful children! Is he friendly?
     
  19. johnatoranchu

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    No, sorry, nothing can be done but as long as you like it that's all that matters. Just don't be misled into thinking that it is or could be a show specimen.
    John
     

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