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Ranchus - Black
Category: Coldwater Fish - Fancy Goldfish
Price: £14.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 12 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Carassius auratus (Ranchu - Black, Fancy Goldfish)
Ranchu fancy goldfish have a round and chubby body shape that is similar to that of the Lionhead or the Oranda.
The Ranchu goldfish can have an average lifespan of about 10 - 15 years. In a well maintained and properly cared for aquarium or pond, the Ranchu can in some cases even live up to 20 years or more.
In fact, they resemble the Lionhead so closely that they are often mistaken for them. Both goldfish breeds lack a dorsal fin which is one of the reasons for their restrictive swimming abilities.
Both the Lionhead and the Ranchu will sport a wen, which is a head growth that is very brain-like in appearance.
While both fish have this head growth, the Lionhead’s wen is much more prominent on top of it's head. The Ranchu’s hood is slightly less prominent and sometimes covers more than the top of their head.
The Ranchu has a broad back and tail fins that fan out almost horizontally, whereas the Lionhead’s back is slightly flattened and tail fins fan out more vertically.
The Ranchu Goldfish can come in a variety of colours and patterns, with the most familiar pattern being bi-coloured often presenting as red with white or gold with white.
However, the Ranchu can also be found featuring a calico pattern as well as a variety of solid colours, for example red, white, black and yellow-orange.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Goldfish are omnivores and they usually enjoy a variety of different foods. They will happily accept fish flakes; they are both tasty and meet a good portion of their nutritional requirements.
Obviously, goldfish do not eat fish flakes in the wild. Therefore, if you are interested in feeding your Ranchu a more natural and fulfilling diet, then it would be a good idea to provide them with any combination of the following options listed below.
Frozen or freeze-dried food is a great starting point to a more natural diet. Bloodworms are a big hit with most goldfish, and Ranchu goldfish are most certainly no exception.
Fresh food is loved by the Ranchu, they enjoy many different fresh foods including algae, insects, and vegetables. Just be mindful to take caution when providing your Ranchu with fresh food because some of them may contain parasites that could easily cause your goldfish great harm.
Ranchu Fancy Goldfish may require a little extra time during the feeding period. They often struggle when finding their food due to their poor eyesight. Also their larger anatomy make it difficult for them to swim quickly.
Ranchus enjoy having aquarium plants to nibble on too! It is worth noting that they are a digging fish and may uproot plants which are planted.
To avoid this mess, choose silk plants for the inside of the tank and consider feeding your Ranchu plants by hand. Silk plants are a better choice as they are safer than the plastic ones you more commonly see. Silk plants reduce the fish of damage to the goldfish- especial tong tailed varieties.
Ranchu aquariums are best set uo with a lid to avoid evaporation of aquarium water as well as keeping the goldfish inside the tank.
Lighting is a good addition to an aquarium with live plants or to help display your beautiful Ranchus.
Finally it is important to remember to provide a good filtration system for your goldfish aquarium. The speed is best to be kept as gentle, it should not be a powerful filter speed otherwise your Ranchu may struggle to swim and be happy.
Ranchu Fancy Goldfish are social creatures- especially when they share their tank with similarly disadvantaged fish. Having one ranch in a tank will most likely cause loneliness, ultimately affecting their quality of life, happiness and physical appearance.
Good tankmate ideas are; Lionhead, Bubble Eyed Fancy Goldfish and the Celestial Eyed Fancy Goldfish.
Fish are not the only friends your Ranchu will have...Ranchus (and many other goldfish) recognize their tankmates and their owners, alike! Many owners are identified and then welcomed in a special or unique way by their pet Ranchu, creating a wonderful and between owner and pet.
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