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Developed in Japan, Ryukin are similar to fantails, but they become much deeper bodied and often develop more intense colouration. Suitable for indoor tanks and outdoor garden ponds (but provide protection from predators if kept outdoors. Coburg Aquarium's Live Fish and Aquarium Products , ship to your door.

Features of Ryukin Calico Goldfish:

  • Ryukins have a characteristic hump that forms in their shoulder region as they grow to maturity
  • Ryukins are egg-shaped, with a body that is short and squat with a rounded belly
  • They are slow, calm, and overall quite agreeable
  • They also have long-flowing fins that add to their appearance
  • Average lifspan : 10 - 20 years

The Best Aquarium Size for Ryukin Goldfish:

A tank size between 75 and 100 Liters is much better for your goldfish’s ongoing health, especially since they are very social fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Ryukin Goldfish are very social fish that are happiest when they live in groups. Do not pair them with weaker fish, like Bubble Eye Goldfish, since if the Ryukin does start something, they could kill them.

Tank mates for Goldfish include:

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Ryukin Feeding :

Packed food like Hikari fancy goldfish pellets, Vitalis Goldfish Pellets, Fluval Bug Bites Goldfish Flakes can give Ryukin Goldfish the variety omnivorous fish need. Live insects that sink to the bottom are also good, as are live or frozen goldfish food,brine shrimp and Daphnia, or common water fleas. In Coburg Aquarium online, we stock a variety high quality godfish food for your choice.

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Ryukin Goldfish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Ryukin Goldfish produce a lot of waste. A strong filtration system is absolutely necessary. Make sure the filter matches your tank size.

Plants for Ryukin Goldfish

Aquarium Plants are beneficial in helping to maintain good water quality and adding enrichment to a fish’s diet. Ryukin Goldfish will eat several types of plants. If you do get plants, Annubus varieties are the best.

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Decorations for Ryukin Goldfish

Ideal Ornaments for your Goldfish tank:

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Artificial lighting is optional. Ryukin Goldfish does not require any special lighting. However, a small light for the lid can help you see them better, especially during feeding time.


Sand is the recommended substrate for Ryukin Goldfish.

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Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

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