Category: Gold Fish
Facts about Lionhead Goldfish. Lionhead goldfish are very different looking as far as goldfish go. What separates them from most other goldfish is, the human flesh buildup on the top of their heads called (a "wen"head growth). Lionhead goldfish originated in China around the 1600s. Than they were exported to Japan, it was further refined into the Ranchu gold fish (Carassius auratus) in the middle 1800s. Ranchus are very expensive as goldfish go. The Lionhead is a very popular goldfish. It looks like a growth of human flesh in way.
The Lionheads body is kind of short In length, its a short stubby fish. Even though they are a stubby goldfish, they can grow up six inches over their lifetime. When taken care of Lionhead fish can grow up to 5 to 6 inches (12 to 15 cm) in length and can live up to 5-10 years.
Lionhead goldfish are not a very fast swimmers, so fish should have the same swimming speed to allow them to be able to feed without being bullied out of food. Faster fish will steal all the food.
Lionheads come in many colors including orange, red, chocolate, black and blue, and metallic colored Lionhead Goldfish. Bi-colored types are red/white or red/black combinations, or tri-colored in red/white/black or calico. Lionhead gold fish are very good fish for beginners. They are easy to take care of look under our article for Lionhead care.