The Site For UK Ranchu Lovers
As this fish has crossed the seas from Japan many of the terms used are understandably Japanese, this section will help you understand what these mean in relation to Ranchu. Also included are a number of acroynims.
BBR Black Baby Ranchu
CBR Coloured Baby Ranchu
Tosai A fish in its first year.
Nisai A fish in its second year (lived through 1 winter).
Oya A fish in its third year or above.
Wen Head growth
Funtan Forward projecting head growth.
Ogata Overall balance.
Yotsou Fully divided tail.
Oza Bracelet (at base where peduncle meets the tail)
Tsutsu Peduncle or tail pipe.