Ryukin

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Description of the Ryukin

The Ryukin is also known as a Veiltail, Japanese Ribbontail or Fringetail and has a short egg-shaped body. It can be recognised by its high curved back and its twin Caudal fins which can grow up to 15cm. This beautiful fancy goldfish variety can be found in Red, Black, White and Orange. It can also be a any combination of two or three colors.

Popular Name: Ryukin
Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

 

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Ryukin

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Profile of the Ryukin
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Ryukin species.

  • Size: Up to 21cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Aquarium or Pond

  • Diet / Feeding: Commercial Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

Scientific Classification of the Ryukin
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

  • Popular Name: Ryukin - Veiltail - Japanese Ribbontail - Fringetail

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Ryukin?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Ryukin slimy?
Ryukin secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Ryukin to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Ryukin have gills?
Gills enable the Ryukin to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Ryukin have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Ryukin has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Ryukin has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Ryukin has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Ryukin has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Ryukin

Ryukin

  • Interesting Information about Ryukin

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Ryukin slimy?

  • Why do the Ryukin have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Ryukin have fins?

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

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