Fish Species


Ryukin - Description

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 

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


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Facts about Fish Species - Ryukin

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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