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Japanese - English Terminology

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.