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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:
outdoor pond conditions, Beautiful Goldfish, good starter goldfish, favorite goldfish
Challenging:
power filter, unsuitable tanksmates, weekly water changes, sheer size, Ammonia buildup
Interesting:
agile swimmers, forgiving fish, long life spans, canister filter, tall dorsal hump
Overall review
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3.9 (12)
AmmaraUsman
As easy as it sound, keeping fish in house is not a p...
Review by: AmmaraUsman (1) March 08, 2015 05:01
  • Currently 100
3.00
2 photos
gardenfairy
Of the awkwardly shaped fancy goldfish, the ryukins g...
Review by: gardenfairy (97) September 18, 2014 00:35
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4.50
1 photo
Evellyn1989
My goldfish was a very energetic and little crazy fis...
Review by: Evellyn1989 (0) July 07, 2014 14:18
  • Currently 100
4.50
puala
I've had my Ryukin goldfish for less than 2 years now...
Review by: puala (1) updated May 31, 2014 22:17
  • Currently 100
4.75
ribbons
Large globe fish with long flowing fins that come in ...
Review by: ribbons (28) May 07, 2014 20:54
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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