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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oishi Interview

The following is an interview Fynnmood had with Oishi-san.

Once again it is through the gracious sharing of the master that the Club learned more about Japanese ranchu. The Club is grateful for Mr. Oishi-san teaching.
(To respect Oishi-san, some of the answers are RESERVED)

1. What food he feeds his ranchus?
Bloodworm, Saki Hikari

2. Does Japan Ranchu Lord pellet good or not?
Not using so no comment.

3. How many times he feed his ranchu a day and when is the timing?
BBR 5 times a day. Tosai,Nisai,Oya 3 times. But is subjective, you have to observe to decide what to feed and portion of feed.

4. How big can a Japanese ranchu grow up to? 
28-30 cm. But you'll never know.

5. Do you keep the ranchu in green water?
Before winter prepare green water. During winter use green water.

6. What filter system does he uses and how often does he change water? 
4 days 100% water change.

7. Does he use tap water or ground water for his ranchu?

8. Does he age the water?
Yes. 1 day to age the water.

9. Does he use anti-chlorine when preparing age water or simply air-bubble?
Not using anti clorine. Only air bubble.

10. Does he add vitamins, mineral and salt into the water?
No vitamins, salt etc..

11. What is (in his opinion) is the most important factor in choosing a potential/good bbr? 

12. What is (in his opinion) is the most important factor in grooming a potential/good bbr?
Water Quality.

13. How many spawn does he breed in a season and roughly how many fries per spawn.
It's difficult to be specific. Estimated 5-6 batch. 1000-2000 bbr.

14. How many males and how many females are being used for breeding?

15. Does he use fish only from his farm to breed or does he exchange with other breeders his seed fish or does he buy it. 
Yes, he does exchange but the fish must have his bloodline in it.

16. What does he feed his fries with?
Artemia and bloodworm.

17. Is there a difference with the fries born in the early, mid and end of the season?
It depends on the weather. Some uses heater to speed up the breeding and that might not be good.

18. How many times does the female lay eggs in a season?
It depends. Some 3 times and some 5 times.

19. What is the grading of ranchu classes and each spawn how many ranchus belong to each class? 
No grading for BBR.

20. Is it true that about 20 years ago, the ranchus in japan do not have funtan (buffalo cheek)? 
Yes. No Funtan. Round head.

21. What is his advice to improve the head and funtan of TVR for tropical climate?
Eat well. Exercise well.

22. How important is the swimming of the fish in a competition.
It's Important.

23. Is the smooth back on the TVR very important?

24. Does single, double or one and the half anal fin any difference?
No difference. Doesn't matter.

25. How many ponds does he have and what are the sizes.
200 plus ponds. 120 by 110.

26. What make Jap TVR redness shiny red, genetic or health or some hidden secret?
Quality of water. Temperature. Use only ground water is not good.

27. What is (in his opinion) is the most important factor in maintaining the general well being of the fishes? 
You must 1st try to understand your ranchu 1st and using your skill to assist them.

28. What is the toughest disease so far he can yet to cure?
KHV Virus. Whole body spread with white spots but t's not white spots. The spots are bigger.

29. What are the must have medications?
Parazan D. Tropical Gold. Yellow Powder.

30. How to prevent ranchu from floating?
He has no idea to the question.

31. Which breeder other than himself does he admire most other than himself? 
He admire and respect Mr Kageyama Shigeru of Shizuoka.

32. Ask him to show us a picture of the most beautiful ranchu that he has seen?
How to show? No picture now.

33. To earn the title Yokozuna, must the ranchu win in Oya only for three times or Tosai and Nisai are counted also? 
The same ranchu must win either East or west Ozeki 3 times to be called Yokozuna