Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hopes and Disappointment ~ 希望與失望

Hope is passion for what is possible.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

ast Sunday, I did the first culling of the first batch of TVR fries when they were 7 days old (7 days after free swimming) - 357 remained from 1123, since there were originally not many fries, I am less stringent in this culling in order to make up a healthy number to groom in the pond.

My hope for a cooler weather to kick start the Ranchu spawning season is dampened by progressively warmer weather for the pass few days. It seems that the warm humid weather is going to persist till after the Chinese Lunar New Year (14th February 2010). The period between the end of the Chinese  Lunar New Year to the Qing Ming Festival (5th April 2010) would usually be the peak Goldfish spawning season in Singapore. Anyway, I am no weatherman, just stating some phenomenon that I noticed over the years.

My suggestion to hobbyists trying to spawn Goldfish in this period is to tone down on aggressive feeding of the seed fishes till the weather turns cooler for at least a few days. The diet of seed fishes should consist of mainly of bloodworms and occasionally pellet food to ensure a balance nutritional intake. Overfeeding  in very warm and humid weather is one of the main causes of egg engorgement in female fishes.

1) Bloodworm feast for the breeders.
2) 11 days old fries from batch A.
3) Close up of a 12 days old fry.


Breeding the TVR

Breeding the TVR
Breeding and maintaining a bloodline of the Japanese TVR since 2003.

Goldfish Artwork

Goldfish Artwork
Marriage of 2 of my passions - Goldfish and Art.

Creating a New Variety

Creating a New Variety
My dream of creating a new variety of goldfish in 2006 has proven to be more than just an impulsive fantasy.

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