Sunday, March 7, 2010

Double-Edged Sword ~ 雙刃劍

Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.
~ Wilhelm Stekel

There is a time to push and a time to pull back when grooming the TVR. Harmonising with the laws of nature and yet at times, breaking the laws of nature; the more I dwell into the art of TVR, the more I feel I am wielding a double-edged sword. So much zen about the TVR... after all, the fancy Goldfish could never have existed in nature without man's intervention and years of selective breeding.

Batch A ~ 51 days after hatching

This year, I got a few BBR (Black Baby Ranchu) achieving 6 cm before they changed colour. The Japanese believe that the transitional stage from BBR to CBR (Coloured Baby Ranchu) is like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. It is a difficult time for the BBR and they lose much of their "baby fats". It is also the time for us to pull back a on aggressive feeding and keep a much closer watch on water quality.

Batch B ~ 46 days after hatching


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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