Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Power & Dignity ~ 權勢與尊嚴

權勢好比一個淑女: 如果你必須告訴別人你有權勢,那你不是真正的擁有權勢。


Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

~ Margaret Thatcher

Some of the BBRs are starting to change colour. They are also big enough to devour pellet food which provide a wholesome nutrition compared to a diet solely on bloodworms. While bloodworms are generally believed to promote head wen and streamline the body shape, the pellet food promotes bulk and "muscle", thus rendering the torso "strong and powerful". 

Nevertheless, the Ranchu keeper should beware the ill-effects of over indulging to attain size and power, for in the Law of Conservation of Nature, the exploitation and "abuse of power" will eventually backfire. A Ranchu should look strong, powerful and yet fluid and dignified in motion. Analogically to the human World, the cohesion of power and dignity is also very difficult to achieved in the Ranchu World. 

If we study the sumo wrestlers: they can be very agile despite their size and power, and that is how the art is truly respected. Extreme fatness lose out in agility while extreme power lose out in grace and dignity.  ;-)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Harmony ~ 和諧


Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

~ Paul Cezanne

aving the water temperature ranging from 26˚C to 30˚C means that the Goldfish is in constant metabolic overdrive. The growth comparing the videos shot within a few days is exemplary of how fast the BBRs can grow in the tropical climate when given ample food.

The black-baby stage is a very critical stage because the foundations for resilience to diseases, future development of head wen and body structure, etc are established during this stage. After they changed colour, it may be too late to reinforce. The tropical warmth also expedite the process of colour changes for the BBR raised in tropical climates compared to BBRs in the cooler climates. As such, I am racing with time to push them very hard before their colour change.

Breeders residing in different climatic regions should not benchmark their growth rate too closely with each other. Making use of the "feel" from our experiences to develop grooming techniques that gel harmoniously with mother nature, things should not go too wrong.

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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