Category: Pond Fish
Facts about Calico Ryukin Goldfish. The Ryukin goldfish is a beautiful fish that is found in ponds and larger freshwater aquariums. With a beautiful mix of black, orange, red and white splotches around its body. Calico Ryukin goldfish can be aggressive and will bully weaker breeds (like the Celestials and Bubble Eyes goldfish) for feeding rights. So they should only be kept with other Ryukins goldfish or fish of similar swimming capability, such as Lionheads and Orandas.
Calico Ryukins goldfish do not tolerate cold water as well as the Common Goldfish.
Minimum Tank Size, should be at least 30 gallons (113 liters) or more. The Calico Ryukin Goldfish is easy to raise and good for beginners. Temperament: Peaceful, calm. Water Conditions: 65-72 F (18.3 to 22.2 Cel), pH 6.5-7.5. KH 4-20. They can grow up to 8". Diet: Omnivore, Family: CyprinidaeSporting an extremely high back, these Calico Ryukin goldfish are sometimes even described as having a dorsal hump, as their backs and neck regions create a pointed appearance. The Calico Ryukin Goldfish freshwater goldfish have caudal fins that are wider than that of the Japanese Fantail goldfish. Recognized for having a triangular-shaped body with an arched backbone or dorsal hump, these remarkable Calico Ryukin Goldfish typically have a fat belly and feathery fins. When it comes to classifying Calico Ryukin goldfish, it is the general belief that the higher the backbone or hump behind its head, the higher the quality. As with most goldfish, live plants usually don't fare well with them. Despite its round body shape and long fins, the Calico Ryukin Goldfish is a strong swimmer.
A calico colored Ryukins goldfish are members of the carp group. All Ryukin Goldfish have two pectoral fins, two anal fins and two ventral fins and a fat belly, and long feathery fins, they should be evenly matched. The caudal fin can be long finned, butterfly, ribbon or short tailed. the high dorsal fin make the fish look even higher than it is. Calico Ryukin Goldfish has a small, pointed mouth and the body is usually triangular shaped. There is a distinct hump on the back of the Calico Ryukin Goldfish s immediately behind the head.
There most definitely seams to be a kind of courtship ritual when Calico Ryukin Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in 5-6 days. The fry should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish or ask what other kinds of food for fry you pet store recommends.
Calico Ryukin Goldfish are omnivorous and will eat all types of dried and live foods. Limit protein up to 30 percent of their diet. Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.