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Vann
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one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:12:28 AM »

Hi guys. Im new here. I registered because I need your help identifying my goldfish.

i was given this small goldfish, around 1-inch long and I'd like to know what is it called?
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and what kinda ranchu is this? normal one? i like this one. i've just nurtured it back to health from swimbladder disease which caused it to swim sideways.
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 02:11:36 PM »

It's a little pearlscale! How incredibly adorable! <3
And the ranchu, well, I think it's a completely normal one since his fins don't seem particularly elongated, and his headgrowth doesn't seem to have the shape of a lionchu Wink
But I'm not that much into the subject, I more or less know the basics about the different ranchus :'D
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 10:38:56 PM »

it's called Pearlscale? Thank you Nossie. btw I am hoping for the ranchu to grow more mass on the head, I have it for just one year and 3 months now..do you think it will grow? i have the fish feed which encourages the head growth, but it is the sinking type. everytime I feed the fish using that, I have those white worm-type organisms swimming around due to the uneaten food lying around.
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 10:48:21 PM »

btw, that's me. i forgot to login to my account. what a noob >_>
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 05:52:12 AM »

Aw man that first fish is sooo cute Smiley I don't get how the live with bellies that big though Tongue
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 07:54:57 AM »

Hey! (:
It's not good to have food laying around... maybe you should either try feeding less and more often, or simply try another kind of pellet? There are those that sink a bit slower in case you're noticing that the fish are having a hard time seeing the food and that's why it's left! Because it's not healthy at all for the fish to leave uneaten food until those "worm organisms" show up to deal with it. That's definitely a sign of over feeding! Just put a small, small amount of food into your tank and stop as soon as you notice that your fish aren't interested.

But then about the headgrowth, it varies from fish to fish how big it grows, but if you will want it to grow more you could try a more protein rich diet for your fish! You could try feeding some frozen or freeze-dried blood worms, tubifex or krill! The fish love it, and it's only healthy for them Wink This is very good for all of your fish, especially when they're young, and it will let them develop more beautiful bodies and be healthier (:

There are lots of threads on this forum about goldfish feeding methods, you could try looking there! Cheesy
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 09:13:13 AM »

hey that's very helpful Nossie. thank you. I'll have a look around and read some of the threads in this forum about the feeding methods.
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 09:14:04 AM »

and oh sorry about my not-so-perfect English.. English is my secondary language  Grin
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 12:50:30 PM »

Mine too d: But as far as I noticed you have no problems to be apologizing for! (:
I've seen pure-breed Americans that are much worse at it than you xD

Glad to help! (: Hope your fish will grow big and awesome! Cheesy
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 06:34:41 AM »

Sorry I cannot help to identify the types of fish, as we've been in fish keeping now for 10 weeks only or so.
But I agree with Nossie: please do not feed to much. Left over food will rot and disturb the cycle in your tank which can lead to sick fish. Please feed less. We do feed our goldfish twice a day and only what they can eat in 2 minutes.

And your English is beautiful... it is my second language too  Wink
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 08:31:49 AM »

yeah, it really happened to me once only though when I was giving peas to cure the swimbladder problem. The peas sank to the bottom and the fish only ate some of them and i forgot to remove the peas =.= then the "worm-bloom" happened. then the other time when i started using the sinking type pellet but the fish got used to the sinking type already. but yeah i started to religiously clean the gravel after that and the problem is not there anymore.
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 11:07:42 AM »

Hanna:: I didn't know! Aren't you from Australia? So what's your primary language? (: (Mine's Swedish)

Vann:: Good (:
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 12:10:48 PM »

Swedish? i like Steig Larsson's trilogy Wink
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 02:17:29 PM »

I am not from Sweden, though ;P I just live in Finland by the coast where we speak pretty much of Swedish d:
And I have no idea who this person is! xD
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2010, 05:33:54 AM »

I was born in Romania, the part of the country which belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
My first language is German. ( I could understand Spots name: Flaecki  - sorry my keyboard hasn't got the "a" with 2 dots ) And when I was 16 we moved to Germany, Munich.

Then I married a  " Wunderbar "  (= wonderful) Aussie Guy. My hubby came first to Germany, but then we decided to go back to Australia. And I've been now in Aussie for a bit more than 2 years.  Wink

Humphrey and Hepsiba they want to eat more and more by the day. Every time I lift the hood to feed them they stick their heads out for half a mile and GULP, GULP, GULP... I cannot be quick enough...

I also bought another Elodea, as they nibbled the Amazon Sword Plant to the stumps and the next day my two diggers had it floating... so today I re-planted it and Hepsiba started to nibble on my arm, gee this tickled...

I wonder if anybody took some pics of those "worms" never seen some before... just like to know how they look like, just in case

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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 08:42:18 AM »

Oh, that's quite interesting! (:

Those fishies of yours seem to be getting more and more... hungry xD

I have a rly good book with some of the more common pests in aquaria, such as algae, snails, worms in the water... it's a very good book (: Called "Manual of fish health" or something like it, you should try checking it out! The pics in it are great!
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Re: one weird goldfish and what kinda ranchu?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 10:48:13 PM »

i tried taking picture of the worms..but they move fast and they are small too so I cant focus-lock on them  Angry
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