Category: Gold Fish
Facts about Shubunkin Goldfish. The Shubunkin goldfish origin: is from Japan and looks similar to the common goldfish and comet goldfish by apperance. Their scales sometimes look (pearl like) with dark speckle looking. Other noticeable marks are patches of blue, red, white, brown, purple, and grey. Shubunkin goldfish with a more blueish color that are rare and are thought to be more valuable, its said that it is often referred to as the Calico Goldfish. Other descriptive names for this fish are Harlequin goldfish, Coronation goldfish ,and Speckled Goldfish.
There are two types of Shubunkins goldfish, the Bristol type and the London type. The London type is the most common, the Bristol type is usually what you will find at pet stores. Both types of Shubunkin Goldfish, especially the London type, are recommended fish for beginners
Environment Facts: Freshwater Fish Native to: Asia and Japan, The Shubunkin gold fish was created by Yoshigoro Akiyama, by cross breeding the Calico telescope eye with Common goldfish. They are called Shubunkin goldfish, this is the name that is recognized throughout the western world. Diet: flakes and pellets, brine shrimp (either live or frozen), blood worms, Daphnia, or tubifex worms as a treat. Gold fish do not have a stomach, so feed them a couple of times a day, but smaller portions. Water Temperature: 65 to 78 degrees F
The Shubunkin goldfish are also very social and do very well in a community. The shubunkin goldfish is a cool fish but never keep a shubunkin with a fantail or visual handicapped fish because this may result in fighting.
What makes the shubunkin gold fish unique from the common goldfish is there array of colors.
The shubunkin goldfish can grow 8 inches and like, ponds more than anything else. There great tank mates with common and Kois goldfish.
Here are some shubunkin goldfish care facts: Never keep in a tank smaller than 10 gallons, The Bristol type should have a big tail and moderately rounded lobes and a blue metallic, color underneath there multi-coloured speckles and the London type should look just like the common goldfish only with different speckled colors.
Regular weekly water changes of 1/4 to 1/3 of the tank, is highly recommended to keep these fish healthy. Snails can be added as they reduce the algae in the tank and help to keep the tank clean.