Fish Species

Ryukin Goldfish

Ryukin Goldfish - Description

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 

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

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Facts about Fish Species - Ryukin Goldfish

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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