HIGH RANCHU MON

HIGH RANCHU MON
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Monday, June 9, 2014

THE BEST IN SHOW

At a month and a half, my BBR are going through color change. At this time some of the fish are showing signs of future red and white patterns. An important inspection is due in about a month, when I will be looking at the back and peduncle curve, as well as side view placement and shape of the tail. By that time, BBR will turn into CBR with their coloration in place, which will add another dimension in the selection process.

The ranchu are starting to demonstrate their personalities and swimming styles. Observe, observe, learn and observe!


Some of the best BBR from the April spawn

The BBR pictured above might appear not straight or symmetrical. It is only because they are constantly in motion and it is hard to photograph and freeze their body in exactly straight line. All the ranchu I am left with are with straight and symmetrical bodies and tails. All three tail types are present: yotsuo, sakurao and mitsuo (see my earlier post "Variations, Inclinations and Acceptance"). Also, all of the BBR have double anal fins, which is very important for becoming good swimmers.