Ryukin Goldfish

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Description of the Ryukin Goldfish

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

Popular Name: Ryukin Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

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Ryukin Goldfish

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

  • Size: Up to 21cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Aquarium or Outdoor Pond

  • Diet / Feeding: Commercial Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Good Community Fish

Scientific Classification of the Ryukin Goldfish
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 Goldfish - 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 Goldfish?
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 Goldfish slimy?
Ryukin Goldfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Ryukin Goldfish 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 Goldfish have gills?
Gills enable the Ryukin Goldfish 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 Goldfish 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 Goldfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Ryukin Goldfish

Ryukin Goldfish

  • Interesting Information about Ryukin Goldfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Ryukin Goldfish slimy?

  • Why do the Ryukin Goldfish have gills?

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

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

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