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Ryukins - Short-Tailed - Red & Black
Category: Coldwater Fish - Fancy Goldfish
Price: £34.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 12 in stock
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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|
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Carassius auratus (Ryukin - Short-Tailed - Red & Black, Fancy Goldfish)
The Ryukin Goldfish is a very beautiful fancy goldfish variety with a characteristic hump in the shoulder region. Average sizes range between 20-30 cm in a truly well-maintained tank or pond.
The average lifespan of goldfish is between 10–15 years, but can live up to more than 20 years with a proper and high quality type of care.
The Ryukin resembles a Fantail except for its massive dorsal hump as it was bred from the common Fantail Goldfish.
You can easily distinguish Ryukin from the Fantail Goldfish by their extremely high back, which is often called as a dorsal hump. The hump begins from the neck region and appears to be more pointed to the Ryukin’s head.
The double or split caudal (tail) fin is a distinguishing common feature found in both the Fantail and the Ryukin Goldfish.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
These omnivorous goldfish will take pellets, flakes, live food, vegetables and fruit
Being one of the hardiest species of goldfish, Ryukin Goldfish will stay happy and healthy as long as you keep the water clean and feed it high-quality food. This makes them an ideal beginner fish.
Since ryukin are very undemanding of temperature and water quality, these are popular and recommended for the beginner. They do well in both goldfish aquariums and ponds.
However, you should provide them with a heater and the same filtration, especially biological, that other aquarium companions enjoy.
Ryukins are fairly vigorous and will outcompete weaker breeds (like Celestials and Bubble Eyes) for food. They may become aggressive to weaker breeds as well.
Other twin-tails, such as Fantail, Oranda, Ranchu, Black Moor, or Lionhead are the best tankmates for the Ryukin. Bubble Eye or Telescope Eye are not recommended to keep with Ryukins.
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