Nothing can be loved or hated, unless it is first understood.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
The tail bones of the BBRs are very soft and delicate and prone to damage. We can reduce the resistance and strain on the tail fins by lowering the water level (10cm to 14cm). However, do take extra precaution on the water quality and provide good aeration because the water volume is decreased and the rate of oxygen exchange from the air stones is also reduced due to the lower water level.
spawn date: 11 Jan 2014
video date: 24 Feb 2014
|A seed ranchu having damaged tail shoulder|
|BBR with flip up tail tip on the right side|
and a folded tail tip on the left
As I am now selling some excess BBRs in my Goldfish sales blog to most people who may be keeping the BBR for the first time, I reckoned that this blog post should come in handy in saving much repetition and making the concepts clearer ;-)