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The flourish of Lionhead

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After being completely confused by the information about Lionhead and Ranchu, I had to do my own digging (see the first diagram below [1][2][3][4]). Though the fish on the diagram photo should all be considered as variants of the Lionhead, the traditional Lionhead is obviously fading away from the markets and the history. But I managed to find one local breeder who imported their Lionhead from Singapore in the 1980s just before the ban on goldfish imports in New Zealand [4]. Their Lionhead's features are have slightly curved back and large tails [2]. I like them and have bought some :D

The first photo below is how I think the Lionhead family was then and is now. The other photos are my new favorite baby Lionhead.

Reference:

[1] http://www.exoticgol...s-lionhead.html

[2] http://www.lanshou.n...id=72112&page=1

[3] http://oozekiranchuc...S-12/nisai.html

[4] http://www.trademe.c...px?id=499200499

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Here is the whole herd:

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Here is them hiding under the oxygen weed

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Ooh! Very nice! :D

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They're cute little guys :)

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Ooh! Very nice! :D

Thanks, I'm totally in love with these little guys :D

They're cute little guys :)

Thanks, they are the cutest goldies I've ever had so far. Totally in love with them :D

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I've given up trying to work out the difference between lionheads and ranchu. Everyone seems to have different ideas.

Your lionheads are very nice instead!! I rather like the orange one!

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I've given up trying to work out the difference between lionheads and ranchu. Everyone seems to have different ideas.

Your lionheads are very nice instead!! I rather like the orange one!

Ha ha, I'm with you. It doesn't really matter as long as we like them.

I am totally in love with these little water elves. Will give them the best care, and keep their babies if they spawn, and you may pick any that catch your eyes :D

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I'll do you a swap, calico ranchu babies for calico lionheads ;D

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I'll do you a swap, calico ranchu babies for calico lionheads ;D

Not a problem, it is a deal then. Let me find a stone and a chisel :D

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Love them. Calico fish are wonderful!

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very nice :)

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Guard your fish well, sir. There are people on this forum who possess little to no moral values and would steal your little friends.* Note to self, acquire passport and steal fish form Goldfishlover!*

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Guard your fish well, sir. There are people on this forum who possess little to no moral values and would steal your little friends.* Note to self, acquire passport and steal fish form Goldfishlover!*

:rofl You'd have to smuggle the fishies through customs too ;D I wish you luck with that.

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What is the plant floating in the last photo?

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What is the plant floating in the last photo?

oxygenation weed. Can be found at any goldfish stores.

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Love them. Calico fish are wonderful!

Thanks.

very nice :)

Thanks

Very cute little guys!!!!

Thanks.

Guard your fish well, sir. There are people on this forum who possess little to no moral values and would steal your little friends.* Note to self, acquire passport and steal fish form Goldfishlover!*

Thanks for the heads up ;D

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These little guys are so cute. Interesting graph too, thanks for sharing.

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They're so adorable! I love how they form a little herd.

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I think im going to have to get my self a few of these off trademe once i sell a few of my unwanted fish i have at the moment.Its Also very rare to find such good Lionheads in New Zealand

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I brought some of these from the same breeder today.Cant wait for them to arrive.You should post some update photos of these guys :P

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I like your Lionheads a lot.

Have in mind they seem to be babies and their colours haven't developed yet. Expect a sudden change of colours. They usually will show their actual colour at the age of 6 months (or earlier) and will keep that colour for some time and even have colour changes way later on.

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