Friday, 15 February 2013

Ranchu Pond Update

Ranchu Goldfish UK

The weather in the UK has been variable over the last week, with snow returning yet again, although the ranchu are happily sitting at 16-17 degrees C.

There is not a lot to write about currently, i have carried out a couple of water changes and the ranchu are perking up more and more each day. They are also all filling out considerably developing large, soft bellies even with limited feeding.

The coming weeks will certainly be filled with hope in anticipation of spawning, as the temperature continues to rise and the ranchu grow, becoming more and more active. I have looked at my records of Wakin spawns that i've grown in previous years, in a pond in the same location and under the same conditions as the ranchu this year. The Wakin spawned end of March. I am hopeful that a warm spell within the next 2 or 3 weeks will see mother nature kick in. Fingers crossed.