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Alexander Vasiljev
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FOUR-YEARS-OLD OYA
As the year just turned, a group of my OYA ranchu are nearing four-years-old. It is an exciting time for me, to observe these fish since they have hatched in April of 2014. This group have not lost their beauty, their scales are tight, their colors are vibr...

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THOMPSON'S RANCHU
For some time, I have wanted to do an interview with my good friend Jeff Thompson ( Ranchu Notes ). Finally, we got around to it and despite our busy schedules made it happened. Jeff Thompson of Oregon Jeff is a professional TVR (top view ranchu) breeder fr...

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WATER TEMPERATURE AND WATER CHANGE
Although, it is not cold in south-west Florida right now, the night temperatures are in the 60s F (15 C). During November, the water temperature in my ranchu pond fluctuated between 59-72 F (15-22 C). Pumped out of the ground well water is at 75-76 F (24 C)...

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TRANQUIL SOUND OF WATER
I have two old bamboo clumps on the property, each with 50-60 ft (15-18 m) tall stalks. Endless bamboo supply for all the things I would like to make. One of them - kakei or bamboo spout. A great feature that I recently added to my ranchu pond. A small pump...

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A TALE OF A TAIL
One of my female ranchu had recently damaged her tail. I have no idea how the side lobe of her tail got torn, but that what I have observed one morning. I have to admit it is quite upsetting to see a beautiful tail messed up. Fortunately, goldfish have a gr...
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