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Have I Chosen Well? Plus How Would You Class His Colour?


Wizz

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OK i lost my lion head recently :( a sad day,

i thought i'd go have a look round the lfs and, guess what? yeah i came home with a new fish lol i know he's a ryukin

but when they say strong swimmers, they arent kidding lol, he just buzzies around all over the place he looks so happy

he also has a thing for the current coming out of the filter, as soon as he feels the smallest of curret he swims into it and then gets swept away.

other than that his behavour is fine and he's getting on well with my black moore.

so the questions what colour is he? and is he of a good quailty stock (i'm not really that consered about it, i just heard high hump means good and it looks high to me) and is there any more tips on genral care i need to know about?

oh and there's pics lol

side

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/m...pg?t=1214667158

frontish

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/m...pg?t=1214668261

front (sorry about the dry drips on the front of the tank)

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/m...pg?t=1214668327

with my black moore

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/m...pg?t=1214668479

the tank

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/m...pg?t=1214668521

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That looks to be a pretty little Ryukin type fry.... still showing his fry green type colors....

When he decolors, I would guess that you will have a red topped, white bottomed red&white Ryukin. I am a bit suprised that he has not gotten his colors yet, if that is a golfball that he is next to...... But some strains take quite a while.

Cutie pie. I love Ryukins!

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he's about an inch and an half insize nd he was 1 of the biggest in the tank there was 2 others of this colour in the tank the rest were a mixture of colours as you said red and white but aso some half black and gold

the golfball thing is a rose quartz stone

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In that case he is right on schedule for a nice, healthy size for his age. That is wonderful. I think I see that his belly is showing lighter than the rest. That is usually an indicator that he will be red and white ......

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really wow! i look forward to keeping track of his change.

i've noticed he's got a thing for grazing on the brown alge, espacally the hairier stuff stuck to the plants, i asume this is ok? but i'd thought i'd check that it is, my other fish have tended to stay away from it?

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I would not worry. If he finds it yummy, I am sure it is fine. My fry strip the tank squeeky clean - no green no brown no algae!

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Both your fish are quite pretty! :thumb: IMO, you chose a very nice fish!

I rather like the fry color.... but it's probably bound to change.

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Both your fish are quite pretty! :thumb: IMO, you chose a very nice fish!

I rather like the fry color.... but it's probably bound to change.

i was expecting some change in colour, but with him been quite large, i'm just supraised that he's still got his fry colour lol

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At 1.5 inches total length, he is about the size of the average Ryukin fry I have at 6 months of age (give or take). The reds of mine have not taken on any color yet, either. The only ones showing color are the blacks, blues and calicos. The rest are still green.....

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nice little ryukin with a lot of potential. I think that I see the beginings of the hump that we want to see especially in those short fin version ryukins. I like the fact that your tank is understocked. Ryukins can grow very large. Sorry about the loss of your lionhead I know how special they can be

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thanks for all the replies people, i'll post some more pics of him soon in the pictures area (chances are coming weekend lol)

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