HIGH RANCHU MON

HIGH RANCHU MON
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NOT A STRANGER TO A STRAINER

I just realized that my most used tool in ranchu keeping is a fine metal mesh strainer, the one commonly used in the kitchen. The strainer that I have is 4 in (10 cm) in diameter and is made of staines steal.


One main use is to rinse and drain bloodworms. I usually thaw bloodworms in the cup of pond water and rinse under the running faucet in the strainer. Very convenient! I also use the strainer to skim the pond surface from anything floating. Especially after feeding bloodworms, as their undigested casings will float to the surface.

It is very easy to clean and sterilize!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UPDATE

It has been a while since I posted a video of my ranchu. Here is one I made yesterday during the water change. All are nisai age, all happy and growing, but ...



As sad as, I gave up on having any spawns this year. Instead, I will be concentrating on grooming and conditioning my "lazy" ranchu for the next year. I will be working on their feeding schedule and diet and keeping their water in the top shape condition.

For now my fishing net remains dry and my baby ranchu food is sealed and stored in refrigerator. Once more, I have the proof of how unpredictable and uneasy raising ranchu can be.