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Short Tail Ryukin – 4-5″ (11 – 12cm)

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Stunning Short Tail Ryukin as pictured.

£39.95

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Short Tail Ryukin

Description: The ryukin is a hardy and attractive variety of goldfish with a pointed head and has a pronounced hump on the back behind the head. It may be long-finned or short-finned with either a triple or quadruple tail. The dorsal fin is high while the caudal fin is often twice as long as the body. The caudal fin may also have three or four lobes.

Ryukins come in deep-red, red-and-white, white, silver, blue, black, orange, lavender grey, iron and calico coloration.

Maximum Size: Ryukin can obtain sizes in excess of 10″ although this is rare. Fully grown adults are usually 6-8″ fully grown.

Environment: The Ryukin needs a large well filtered aquarium. They like a clean living space and high quality food. They can occasionally require some trimming of the ‘wen’ to reduce buoyancy issues. They do not mix well with common goldfish types and are suitable for indoors only, preferring a warmer, room temperature water (not heated). Feeding of sinking pellets is highly recommended to prevent bloating.

We cannot ever recommend ‘Goldfish Bowls’ as a suitable living space for any fish.

Water Conditions: Ryukin require a pH range of 7-8.5, Ammonia and Nitrite to be virtually 0ppm and dissolved oxygen saturation to remain above 4ppm. They are tolerable to lower oxygen saturation values than a lot of fish, although this is not recommended.

As with any pet, please fully research for yourself to ensure that you can accommodate a fish of this type in your home.

Weight 1 kg