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Ryukin Goldfish

Carassius auratus


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The Ryukin Goldfish was developed in Japan and looks similar to the Fantail Goldfish, except for the hump back that begins right behind the head. A high hump is considered very desirable. The body of the Ryukin Goldfish is extraordinarily deep; almost as deep as the body is long, and the high dorsal fin make the fish look even higher. The Ryukin Goldfish was originally red, but can today be found in a large variety of colours, including pure white, blue, calico, green/greenish, chocolate and red and white combinations. A calico coloured Ryukin Goldfish usually have much smaller hump.

 

All Ryukin Goldfish have two anal fins, two ventral fins and two pectoral fins and they should be evenly paired. The caudal fin can be longfinned, ribbon, short tailed or butterfly.

 

You need to follow a few rules to keep your Ryukin Goldfish happy, such as giving it enough space, but apart from that the Ryukin Goldfish is not very tricky to keep. It is an active fish and can be housed with many other types of goldfish. Avoid keeping it with weaker variants, such as Telescope Goldfish and Bubble Eye Goldfish, since they will probably be bullied by the stronger Ryukin Goldfish. Lionhead Goldfish, Oranda Goldfish and Ranchu Goldfish are more suitable companions since they are sturdier.

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