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Ranchu Or Lionhead


Desiree

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Below in my signature are pictures of my two fish, whom I "think" are ranchu, but would love some feedback. I know ranchu are supposed to have a more arched back and defined tail tuck, so my lemonhead potentially may not be a ranchu... Also, they are both very small, the white one only about 1 1/2 inches long, the orange & white one is about 2 1/2-3 inches, so they are still growing, and have very little wen so far. But, here in the US I feel like we never really get actual "purebred" ranchu or lionheads anyway... So, let's here what you have to say about my little seamonsters. :)

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The lemonhead is a Lionhead, and the other one a should be a Ranchu (although I need a more sideways picture to be 100% sure).

I had read a few forum topics and a couple of articles...Ranchus don't have a distinct or very big wen...Also ranchus have caudal fins that are kind of perpendicular to the body..

Lionhead has caudal fins at 45 degrees angle...and has a distinct wen....

Now I am confused... :unsure: ... your babies look more like a mix of Ranchu/Lionhead..I had once seen a post from Daryl describing the 'Lionchu'...

Actually..I have the exact same question about my Ranchu/Lionhead, Chikoo...

Can someone help me too please???

Here are his pics...

http://picasaweb.google.com/jyoti411/MyFis...185734109660818

http://picasaweb.google.com/jyoti411/MyFis...185799436643154

http://picasaweb.google.com/jyoti411/MyFis...185845376113522

http://picasaweb.google.com/jyoti411/MyFis...185754197799938

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The lemonhead is a Lionhead, and the other one a should be a Ranchu (although I need a more sideways picture to be 100% sure).

Oh Oh..but I now see why d_golem says its a Lionhead and the other one is a Ranchu.. :krazy: its becos of the curve...Lionheads have a flatter curve as compared to the ranchus...yeah I agree with d_golem... :exactly

And by that theory maybe mine is a Lionhead..which I always thought was.. :rolleyes:

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You got some really pretty babies there hun....I know they will be biggens...My Patches (lionhead) when I got her was only 3" long now shes a whopper of a 5" long now :D

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