New arrival

Last saturday I went in Thun to check they new arrivals. The shop has always very nice fishes and of course remarkable goldies. This time they had 2 very nice and cobby Pearlscales, 1 fat ryukin and of course nice the little guys.
I buyed 3 goldies: 1 gray-silver Oranda, 1 Shubukin and 1 Fantail.

Of course the need names and since I startet with japanese names, I will continue!
gray-siver Oranda is Misaki with means = the beautyfull because his is very handsom
shubukin name is Kaori witch means = the parfum because of the sprinkles
fantail name is Saburo with means = tree because his missing a fan

…love, Melanie!


My goldies

In my 180 liter tank 100x50x40cm I keep 6 goldfish

The impulse to keep goldfish as pet was came by reading a book about the Japanese culture. They were, together with Chinese, the fist to keep goldfish in the house as a pet. At the time it was more a decoration rather than pet keeping, this because the fish were in more cases in small ceramic vase so the contrast to the white ceramic emphasise the red color of the fish. These days is not the rule but you can still find such keeping in Japan.

So I decided to give my fish Japanese names.
– 2 Pearlscale Yutaka, Kenzo
– 1 black moor Sayuri
– 1 ryukin Taiki
– 1 redcap Keiko
– 1 oranda Shiro