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Lionchu

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  1. Thanks Auryn, I thought you are a butterfly girl. Oh I am hehe, but the more and more I see big beautiful chu's the more I want one someday. I don't have room at the exact moment, and I keep seeing butterflies I want Maybe in the spring I'll get myself a big chu I think they are my 2nd favorite to a butterfly, I like really attractive top down looking fish. Another reason why I want to build a small pond. I can't get that same effect in my 55 gallon, or I build a pond inside the house hahahahahahaha. Heey another chu lover. You can in fact have a small tub indoors, similar to those they keep top view ranchu. There are lots of people using them indoors but I won't recommend you to keep mix breeds together as they may have different needs No way for an individual, Australia is no way in and no way out type of country for us tiny fry. My friend is considering sending top grade Jap ranchu eggs to me...so tempting. I am convinced! Haha. For me, I personally don't like the look of mixing breeds. My 55g is dedicated to butterflies, it is a habitat I am trying to make delicate for them and it is a longer tank rather than tall. If my bf and I build a pond, it will be for chus we think. Good protocols, I only have orandas and ranchus together. Only ranchu males but no females because orandas are very aggressive during breeding seasons. I'm in fact running out of responsible fish keeping friends to give away my fish to. I didn't not give any to my brother as he is a noob keeper. lol
  2. That's about the cost per shipment but what about AQIS cost, I think another $800...right? If you already got an importer then it'll be easy. It's just a thought but importing eggs will be very risky, there is no guarantee that they will hatch, even if they do, raising those fry can be daunting too. It'll be better to get a small group and share the cost and do a big purchase but then not everyone want to get the same type of fish. I'm only interested in quality top view Jap ranchu. Do you know what kind of fish he usually imports? I have very good contacts in S'pore, the last time I checked, I cannot find an exporter there.That was last year. If you want Thai high grade svr then no need to buy, I can always give you some young ones when you visit WA the next time as I'm doing breeding every seasons. Just let me know in advance.
  3. Here is it another report on their progress, first vid is latest. Latest 21/3/12 15/10/11
  4. yep, they're all doing QT together.. it's been a little while since they were all treated for worms and flukes... so they're all going a couple of rounds to possibly 3 rounds of Parasite Guard as we speak.. hey Jeff.. outta curiosity, is Parasite Guard available to you in WA? Oh, that's thoughtful. Parasite guard selling here? I suppose so, any good? I usually use those ponds ones, like Paracid from PondMax. it seems ok i've never used products Paracid from PondMax. hey Jeff! i ordered through TastyWorms the PraziPro! it arrived!! will that product help you? I've done some follow up on that Parasite Guard by Tetra. I think should be a very good product, maybe it can replace my Aquamaster's Fluke tabs. PraziPro is widely used in S'pore. Isn't it's similar to PG. You are really amazing, you can always get things in under the radar. My friend is considering sending me top grade ranchu eggs from S'pore.Do you think it's possible? lol.. i think it's very possible. let me check with my supplier if his QT is up and running AND when his next shipment from Singapore is expected. we may be able to work a deal for you that can save you some $$. the only added expense will be getting them from VIC to WA as they will need to go QT time here. unless, you are in comms with an importer in your own State. It's eggs we are talking about not fish. You know how AQIS works? In S'pore we need an exporter with license to export to Aust, then on your side, an importer with import license and QT facility (need QT for 3 weeks) then can ship to WA without further QT. I just need to go to the airport to pick them up. My state's import went belly up already lol.
  5. yep, they're all doing QT together.. it's been a little while since they were all treated for worms and flukes... so they're all going a couple of rounds to possibly 3 rounds of Parasite Guard as we speak.. hey Jeff.. outta curiosity, is Parasite Guard available to you in WA? Oh, that's thoughtful. Parasite guard selling here? I suppose so, any good? I usually use those ponds ones, like Paracid from PondMax. it seems ok i've never used products Paracid from PondMax. hey Jeff! i ordered through TastyWorms the PraziPro! it arrived!! will that product help you? I've done some follow up on that Parasite Guard by Tetra. I think should be a very good product, maybe it can replace my Aquamaster's Fluke tabs. PraziPro is widely used in S'pore. Isn't it's similar to PG. You are really amazing, you can always get things in under the radar. My friend is considering sending me top grade ranchu eggs from S'pore.Do you think it's possible?
  6. Thanks Auryn, I thought you are a butterfly girl. Oh I am hehe, but the more and more I see big beautiful chu's the more I want one someday. I don't have room at the exact moment, and I keep seeing butterflies I want Maybe in the spring I'll get myself a big chu I think they are my 2nd favorite to a butterfly, I like really attractive top down looking fish. Another reason why I want to build a small pond. I can't get that same effect in my 55 gallon, or I build a pond inside the house hahahahahahaha. Heey another chu lover. You can in fact have a small tub indoors, similar to those they keep top view ranchu. There are lots of people using them indoors but I won't recommend you to keep mix breeds together as they may have different needs No way for an individual, Australia is no way in and no way out type of country for us tiny fry. My friend is considering sending top grade Jap ranchu eggs to me...so tempting.
  7. Hi Nicole, at last we get to see your butterflys. They are really cute and not forgetting to mention, your tank is also spotlessly clean.
  8. Thanks, It's made out of paving bricks, rendered with cement and then painted with a blue colour pond sealer. That filter is a unused self watering flower I found lying around and there is a 300 gal/hr small pond pond in there to drive up the water. I use very basic bio filtration that consist of a white filter wool and 2 trays of Ehiem substrates from my unused canister. The idea is just for removing the debris below and maintain the GW hue, nothing fancy. Thanks Scrappinjaime. Thanks, Koko, you want some chus? Thanks Auryn, I thought you are a butterfly girl. Thanks. Thanks, Those buffalos I got them a year ago, should be slightly under 2 yrs old and those babies are their third spawns. I got 3 concrete ponds and 2 tubs and quite a number of tanks. Thanks Sakura.
  9. Thanks, those black stripes are juvenile colours and will probably disappear in a few week's time. I bought those 9 buffalos (one in another pond) directly from Thailand last year, now breeding them continuously. Thanks, about 210 gallons and 20 inch deep. Not in here, got only Thai breds with Jap bloodlines. Thanks, Alex. Yes, this is a new pond. My neighbor has some paving bricks to disposed off, so I grabbed some and got excuse to have another pond. Thanks, do they look like buffalos? Thanks. I'm glad you like them.
  10. yep, they're all doing QT together.. it's been a little while since they were all treated for worms and flukes... so they're all going a couple of rounds to possibly 3 rounds of Parasite Guard as we speak.. hey Jeff.. outta curiosity, is Parasite Guard available to you in WA? Oh, that's thoughtful. Parasite guard selling here? I suppose so, any good? I usually use those ponds ones, like Paracid from PondMax.
  11. In operation for 3 weeks now. Some of my best young ranchus basking in green water, another 15 will join them later. Pure breed Thai buffalo ranchus, one year on.
  12. With due respect I'm not saying that their are skinny but on the skinny side (average), meaning you can still feed them more to keep them full and happy.
  13. From the look of all your ranchus, they seems to be on the skinny side. So my only viable suggestion is to recommend that you feed them a lot more. They should have rounded bodies, otherwise if you attempt to put him back in a few month's time, I'm afraid the same thing will lightly to happen. Too risky, now that he is too experienced with eye eating. however if you can keep them all nice and full then this risk can greatly be reduced.
  14. what other fishes have you got in there? Leaving him in there with an missing eye without any treatment shouldn't matters but do you know or suspect which fish took out his eye? What I'm afraid of is,his other eye is also at risk, I predicted that (from experience) whoever has done that will probably try his other eye sooner or later. So please beware.
  15. Thanks Alex, I've been very busy and also have been away on holidays in S'pore. Now catching up with my spring breeding again for this year. Hi Helen you got very good taste. The one on the left is the red lionchu imported from Thailand. The ex- Perth price was A$145 and the other is a local lfs purchase around $50 bucks but unfortunately all these are all my seeds and they are not for sale. However if I were to breed them, I'll consider selling them interstate in the future but I've never done that b4.
  16. Updating, 6 mths later, still the original 5s. Changes: grew fatter/longer and with more headgrowth and cheeks. I believe there are potential for further improvement.
  17. Nice pond, lots of sweat but plenty of cheers, Hey Alex you are running out of excuses for not building one. Summer temps of 111F (44C) is not a problem, so long it's at least 3ft deep, > 500G, semi- inground, not under 100% sunlight all day long you should be fine. Outside temp doesn't equal to pond water temp. For your orandas to thrive you'll need a pond.Stop doing this...
  18. Then, just drop the spawning mops or plants into main tank but you have to around to catch them doing it and remove eggs (on mop or plants) immediately and place them into the small fry tank, otherwise they will get eaten.
  19. Thank you for these links, Lionchu! I haven't had a chance to read all of them yet, because there are many, but those articles are fantastic! I'm sure you'll find them very entertaining. Fynnmood is one of the oldest Fish Club in Singapore, now it's name has changed to Finmood Fish Forum.
  20. I'm glad you guys like him. @ Amber, I hope that specimen has calmed all your fears. If you are interested more about varieties, type of headgrowth and it's origins, please visit this Singapore site. Be a regular visitor there and you can catch up with the latest goldfish news. Enjoy your reading. http://www.fynnmood.com/index.html http://www.fynnmood....s_headgro2.html Cheers
  21. Thanks Alex, I think I will cross with one of my Thai buffalo to improve their color. It's still growing but at a much slower pace. I don't what him to grow too fat b4 breeding that's why he is in QT now to slim down...lol
  22. Sharing my colorful male Chinese ranchu with active headgrowth (fungus wen) and he has been raised entirely outdoors in the pond. This fish will be my new seed for the next breeding season.
  23. Yup. Welcome to the world of wen Lol, wen fish grow their wen more so in winter than any other times. Now I've got a pond full of "fungus heads". How I just love to see their wen growing. Like I've said b4 , anything whitish on wen, there is nothing to worry about.
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