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Stout Ranchu

Post by wolverine » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:48 pm

Hi all,

Took a shot of a tank of square-ish body shape ranchu.
Kind of stout looking. Pretty nice.
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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Hinfin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:50 am

I'm sorry, but im completely puzzled what CHQM means :?:

Does it mean chinese males? Did you ask?

Very interesting, i personally do keep chinese and thai ranchu and i have a great passion for both fenotypes. I wonder what will happen when i can buy into quality japanese ranchu....... :lol:

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Trickster » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:36 pm

It looks like "cham" rather..what champ?
Frankly I like to look at these too but I won't like to keep them as some are easy to flip ( sbp) in a com tank however outdoor pond is ok :o

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Hinfin » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:54 pm

Trickster wrote:It looks like "cham" rather..what champ?
Frankly I like to look at these too but I won't like to keep them as some are easy to flip ( sbp) in a com tank however outdoor pond is ok :o
Very interesting, thank you.

I have found the same thing with this type of body, sometimes a tank with less deep water helps in keeping the swimbladder OK, would you think so aswell?

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Trickster » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:15 pm

That's correct, lower water level like those top view style of keeping with frequent 100% w/cs will help. Also feed less high protein pellets but if you can't help it, look for those that contain high in wheat germ and spirulina and of course feed more fbw. :mrgreen:

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Hinfin » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:20 am

Exactly, I cannot source quality frozen bloodworm in my country though, but i do have a good sinking wheatgerm for my adults. Combine with canned tuna works ok. :geek:

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by wolverine » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:18 am

Sharp eyes guys!
Yes, these fish tends to struggle to balance. In fact, in the tank, some are struggling.

May i ask, if these body shape always indicate that the fish usually has swimbladder issue?

The actual word was "Chameleon", i think, maybe there is nothing to do with the fish in the tank.

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Trickster » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:19 am

Using canned tuna? I've used it before but I found that frozen sardines are better when blended in wheatgerm based gelatine food. I feed to all gfs inclusive tvrs. They love it and I can have food in the water for an half hour or more without problems such as sbp or premature bad water.

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by Hinfin » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:08 pm

Ah ok, i can try sardines aswell. I also blend wheatgerm and greens in gelfood. Since i live in cold climate i dont know if sardines will be too fatty but i will try. Tuna has highest proteine as far as i know.

@wolverine: I think when body is short and deep ranchu seem to have more trouble, maybe not when small but when adult. When i look at the fish i rather have ranchu with body length that is clearly longer then head+tail in length, when ranchu's body is shorter then head+tail i have experienced much more problems with swimbladder. Maybe the swimbladder does not get enough room to grow or digestive tract does not get enough space in the gut, i dont know exactly. Females have this problem even more then males it seems.

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by wolverine » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:30 pm

Thanks Hinfin for sharing your experience.

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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by wolverine » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:53 pm

There is new fish shop in Clementi, they have nice side-view ranchu.
Unfortunately price a bit steep........

Enjoy.........
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Re: Stout Ranchu

Post by wolverine » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 am

Ranchu for viewing........photo taken in the fish shop
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