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    Thread: Which ones to keep?

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      Which ones to keep?

      Hi everyone! Last monday, I got a group of 10 baby ranchus for 40Php. The seller told me that their parents are red/white ranchus. I only know a bit about ranchus so I thought you guys can help me out in choosing the best ones out of this bunch as I am limited in space and can only keep 3-5 fish.

      I have attached 10 pictures here but Im sure 1 fish was photographed twice (9&8 is the same fish, right??). There were 10 ranchus originally. however, 1 got sucked by the filter

      Thank you so much in advance.
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      Also, here are videos of them from the top. Not the best quality tho but I hope will help you help me lol. Thank you so much in advance once again

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      Video 2
      https://youtu.be/q_AcNTEui6Q

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      6 is a keeper. I also would keep 4. And I would pick either 2 or 8/9 which is the same fish for the third one. But at the end of the day, pick whichever ones you like best. With side view Ranchu, you want the smoothest backs and the roundest shapes.

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      #1 has a vestigial dorsal fin, don’t keep.
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      #1 has a host of problems. Definitely don't keep. Body too straight. Tail not set right. As she mentioned, the beginnings of a dorsal. Eyes large for body so perhaps a runt. Definitely not a keeper.

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      Thank you so much for all your help. I kept 4 and 9 for their good back. Also kept 6, 7, and 10 just out of curiosity.

      All their tails seem to be fused tho. Is that bad? Tia

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      Quote Originally Posted by fjos609 View Post
      Thank you so much for all your help. I kept 4 and 9 for their good back. Also kept 6, 7, and 10 just out of curiosity.

      All their tails seem to be fused tho. Is that bad? Tia
      Yup that's bad. Fused tails are usually culled out of any spawns. You got a batch of leftover babies. None of them are good quality, you just picked the best ones of the batch. Fancies cannot show with fused tails.

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      Keep all except 5 and 3 is my cull

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