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Butterfly Tail Goldfish


BUTTERFLY TAIL GOLDFISH
butterfly tail goldfish

Quick Statistics - Butterfly Tail Goldfish
Temperament: Community
Other Names for this Goldfish: Jikin or Star-Tail
Family: Cyprinidae
Native To: Asia
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: up to 9"
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Easy
Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Environment: Freshwater


The butterfly-tail goldfish is called the jikin in Japan, and it is believed to have been bred from the wakin goldfish. Another name for this goldfish variety is the star -tail goldfish.

The physical appearance of the butterfly-tail differs from the wakin in that the tail, which, when opened, forms a large x that resembles the shape of a butterfly when viewed from behind.

The buttefly-tail is a relatively hardy goldfish, but they are harder to find in pet stores than other goldfish varieties.



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There are 3 comments
Posted by carol – Ireland
 

how much do they cost to buy?

Reply to carol
Posted by barry – Ireland
 

they are the same price as the oranda. i got 6 different types for £15. calico's, red cap, chocolate oranda, butterfly tail and i dont know what the other guy is. he has beautiful black stripe the whole way on top of his back, from mouth to tail (my fav)
they all babies. about half inch

Posted by Reginald Lord
 

Well as the name is simply porposterous, I do still admire the charm of the fish and the way it swishes it's tail.

In conclusion, I would like a goldfish in the next two hours.
Yours sincerely,
Reginald Lord