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pappy-fish81
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I wonder...
« on: November 05, 2010, 02:42:41 AM »
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Is my goldfish a Ranchu, Lionhead, or Lionchu?
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 04:12:06 AM »
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It is probably a completely normal Ranchu Smiley Look at the arched back, and the short, round tail Smiley Although, it doesn't have the "normal" 90 degree angle tail tuck, but that's completely fine since he's not breeding or show stock Smiley Here are a few pictures of the breeds so you can see the differences better! Smiley

Ranchu: Roundly arched back, small, round caudal lobes, 90 degree tail tuck.
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Lionhead: Straight back, slightly bigger tail, much fluffier and larger headgrowth.
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Lionchu: Pretty hard to spot the differences, they look very much like ranchus, but if you look at their tail and headgrowth, it's more like a lionhead Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 03:01:45 PM »
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Thanks Nossie! Grin
This one is the biggest of my four Ranchus.  Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 06:15:28 AM »
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Aww! Can you post pics of them all? Smiley I'd love to see them!
I always wanted to have a few ranchus of my own, but they don't seem to be available here... I decided to ask, when I'll set up my second goldfish tank, if they could order 3-4 ranchus to one of the local pet shops! Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 12:02:00 AM »
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I will try  Wink
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 06:47:30 AM »
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Yay! Cheesy
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 03:46:43 PM »
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What an adorable fish pappy-fish! Great visual explanation Nossie thank you Smiley I'll have an idea of what I'm looking at in the fish stores now!
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 10:53:20 PM »
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I want  Cheesy He is gorgeous!!
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 04:51:35 AM »
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April: Anytime! Smiley I'm just happy whenever I can help Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 01:52:20 AM »
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Thank you ladies for the compliment Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 01:56:26 AM »
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Nossie: I'm still trying to get pictures of the ranchus. Wink
I'll post pictures as soon as I get a cute shot of them Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 01:38:01 PM »
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Great! I can't wait! Smiley
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Re: I wonder...
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 11:07:41 PM »
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yay! I love photos! Please get them up as soon as you can, I can't wait either!  Grin
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