My Ophelia Butterfly

Post Reply
User avatar
ally24
Former Staff Member
Posts: 1781
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:37 pm

My Ophelia Butterfly

Post by ally24 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:55 pm

My 1st butterfly name Ophelia (:

Image


Image


Image

wolverine
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2139
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:41 am

Re: My Ophelia Butterfly

Post by wolverine » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:12 am

ally24 wrote:My 1st butterfly name Ophelia (:

Image
The most unique point of the fish is also the weakest point of the fish.

This type of tail shape, it is refers as tosakin-tail butterfly.

It's uniqueness:
The shoulders tail (the first left and first right ray) dive forward and it is curve down like a tosakin. Very nice shape.

It's weakness:
Although the tail is curved down, it did not curve down and then backwards (just like the actual tosakin). Such tail formation would make it difficult for the fish to swim. As result, when the fish swims, it will tend to swing towards one side more than the other. Hence its swimming is not elegant.

Overall it is a nice butterfly. In my personal opinion this tosakin-tail shape is of a nicer tail compared to the more common delta tail shape.

Ally24, you have been an old member of this forum, so i tend to be more blunt, do pardon me.
:) :) :)

User avatar
ally24
Former Staff Member
Posts: 1781
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Post by ally24 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 am

totally agree,
i read in the forum that someone wanna bring in tosakin and i told him its so rare in singapore that i have to find a butterfly to subsitute.

no worries its my first butterfly so hope to learn more.!

Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:55 pm

Michigan, does that mean the tail should be flatter?

-steve

crossback
JEDI
JEDI
Posts: 3394
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:21 pm

Re: My Ophelia Butterfly

Post by crossback » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:37 pm

wolverine wrote:
It's weakness:
Although the tail is curved down, it did not curve down and then backwards (just like the actual tosakin). Such tail formation would make it difficult for the fish to swim. As result, when the fish swims, it will tend to swing towards one side more than the other. Hence its swimming is not elegant.
spot on.....we have another one but it's in sick bay...

will try post pics..dunno what's wrong...both the gill plates are curled up?
what illnes is this? Gill Flukes?
Image

wolverine
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2139
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:41 am

Re: My Ophelia Butterfly

Post by wolverine » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:31 pm

crossback wrote:
wolverine wrote:
It's weakness:
Although the tail is curved down, it did not curve down and then backwards (just like the actual tosakin). Such tail formation would make it difficult for the fish to swim. As result, when the fish swims, it will tend to swing towards one side more than the other. Hence its swimming is not elegant.
spot on.....we have another one but it's in sick bay...

will try post pics..dunno what's wrong...both the gill plates are curled up?
what illnes is this? Gill Flukes?
Curled up gill plates is not a illness, but a common defect among the gene of dragon eyes goldfish. In fact, once upon a time, breeders in Hong Kong was trying to promote such 'open' gill as a new dragon eye variation!

Luckily (if i may say), it did not kick off.

crossback
JEDI
JEDI
Posts: 3394
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:21 pm

Re: My Ophelia Butterfly

Post by crossback » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:28 pm

wolverine wrote:
crossback wrote:
wolverine wrote:
It's weakness:
Although the tail is curved down, it did not curve down and then backwards (just like the actual tosakin). Such tail formation would make it difficult for the fish to swim. As result, when the fish swims, it will tend to swing towards one side more than the other. Hence its swimming is not elegant.
spot on.....we have another one but it's in sick bay...

will try post pics..dunno what's wrong...both the gill plates are curled up?
what illnes is this? Gill Flukes?
Curled up gill plates is not a illness, but a common defect among the gene of dragon eyes goldfish. In fact, once upon a time, breeders in Hong Kong was trying to promote such 'open' gill as a new dragon eye variation!

Luckily (if i may say), it did not kick off.
noted..thanks...
the other one is out from sick bay and in the community tank already....

so floating or sinking pellets is better for butterfly?
Image

User avatar
ally24
Former Staff Member
Posts: 1781
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Post by ally24 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:01 pm

sorry
think its still deteoriating, but no idea what is the sickness

today again stoning at one corner

crossback
JEDI
JEDI
Posts: 3394
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:21 pm

Post by crossback » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:39 pm

ally24 wrote:sorry
think its still deteoriating, but no idea what is the sickness

today again stoning at one corner
it's eating this morning???
Image

Post Reply