Monday, 3 June 2013

Warm Weather and Lazy Ranchu!

Female Ranchu Goldfish UK

As we enter June we are forecast a spell of weather warmer than we have previously had. The evenings are now much milder and i am planning to start trying to manage the pond temperature so that it can be kept more closely to an ambient temperature.

In recent days there has been very little chasing behavior observed, even following heavy water changes. I'm wondering if my current feeding routine is perhaps a little heavy for them and the warm pond temperature perhaps a little too much for spawning conditions. Full bellies + warm water = lazy ranchu!

The ranchu in todays image is a fat female. She has a good volume of headgrowth and although its a little untidy in its growth she didn't have far off this amount of growth at 6 months, so i will be keen to see her spawned and the quality of her fry.