Fish Species


Shubunkin - Description

The Shubunkin is a fancy goldfish that originally came from Japan. It is known as "Chuwenchin" in China.

The Shubunkin is an ideal fish for a beginner as it is hardy and very active. Shubunkin's have a single tail and are Calico red, white, blue, grey and black in color.

Popular Name: Shubunkin
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Shubunkin

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Shubunkin species.

  • Size: Up to 40cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Pond or Tank

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Hardy Fish, ideal for the beginner

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

Scientific Classification of the Shubunkin

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: Shubunkin

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae


Gold Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Shubunkin

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.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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