Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Drives Me Crazy? 玩魚也瘋狂


怎麼不可能 ? 關鍵在于你有多想要去做

~ 好友阿
英 (五花蘭壽狂想)

Why impossible? It depends on how much you really want to do it.
~ My very good friend Ying (http://www.calicoRanchu.hk)

I haven't got much rest time after 3 intensive months of TVR breeding - 3 big spawns of Short Tail Dragon Eyes Pearlscales and 1 spawn of Calico/Sakura TVR are keeping me very busy. Quite a few people had asked me how I  managed to garner so much energy to juggle marathon goldfish breeding, a full time job and a young family. The long answer to what keeps me going is my penchant for creation, many good friends to enjoy the hobby together, and of course, a supportive family (actually they had totally given up on me :P ).

 
This year's Tosai fishes to groom for the OARS

Limitations are all in our minds right? Lest I sound like a inspiration speaker, I want to profess that everything has a price to pay. Frankly, the cost, time and effort to breed Goldfish in Singapore would put most people out of this feat. A Goldfish breeder is also nothing glamorous in our Metropolitan city. Rain or shine, weekday or weekend, there is no holiday for the Goldfish breeder. The highly menial tasks in water change and culling also mean much time away from friends and family too.


Dragon Eyes Pearlscale Spawn - Not for the fainthearted

Another of my motivations to breed Goldfish is for  the purpose of competition.  Nothing beats the joy of competing with own-bred fishes. I use competition as a benchmark on the success of my breeding projects.  Not on winning, but on how my entries pit against others'.

How not to give up on me? The mess at home
in the Pearlscale breeding season

By the time I wrap up the Pearlscale breeding near the end of the year, it will be time again to plan for the TVR breeding - this is the cyclical routine that I have been following for the pass few years. Life as a Goldfish breeder is very tough but I am enjoying every bit of it. So the very short answer to what keeps me going is just the word "madness". 

The MFGC is happening this May 27th ~ 30th, online entry form can be downloaded from the Vermillion Goldfish Club Website, Samgoldfish Website and the RafflesGold Forum. Closing date is 30th April.

1 comments:

Judge April 17, 2010 at 2:03 AM  

Very true my friend... very true indeed. Madness drives the priority... Would love to see your Calico TVRs.

Best Wishes,
Judge

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