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Ryukin Goldfish

Ryukin Goldfish


Species group:
 Goldfish

Scientific name: Carassius auratus (variety)

Country / place of origin: China

Appearance

Details: The Ryukin Goldfish is a variety of fancy goldfish that is characterized by a dorsal hump that begins right behind the head, and a more pointed head than other varieties of Goldfish. The Ryukin is considered to be a Japanese adaptation of the Fantail Goldfish.

Goldfish belong to the Carp family (Cyprinidae), and are some of the most commonly kept aquarium and outdoor pond fish. Goldfish are a domesticated version of a less-colorful Carp (Carassius auratus) and were first domesticated in China more than a thousand years ago. Goldfish are very social fish, and flourish in a community tank free of aggressive fish.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
good starter goldfish, outdoor pond conditions, Beautiful Goldfish, favorite goldfish
Challenging:
weekly water changes, ammonia levels, power filter, sheer size, unsuitable tanksmates, Ammonia buildup
Interesting:
agile swimmers, long life spans, forgiving fish, canister filter
Overall review
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3.5 (7)
ed31312
Ryukin goldfish are very hardy fish and easy to care ...
Review by: ed31312 (54) 25 days ago
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2.25
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Mayflower
I have two betta fish for almost two years, one of th...
Review by: Mayflower (2) March 21, 2014 14:20
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4.25
khuggins2012
The Ryukin Goldfish is perhaps my favorite freshwater...
Review by: khuggins2012 (13) September 25, 2012 15:41
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5.00
fishguy
Ryukins are the best of the "fancy" goldfish out ther...
Review by: fishguy (51) August 13, 2012 02:46
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3.00
1 photo
ifweirdisnormal
Like all fancy goldfish, the ryukin can reach sizes o...
Review by: ifweirdisnormal (70) updated April 16, 2012 17:00
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5.00
1 photo
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Feeding (2 videos)
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feeding fishes
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My Goldfish having some Breakfast
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My New Ryukin Goldfish
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Fancy Giant Ryukins
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Ryukin spawning
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