|BUTTERFLY TAIL GOLDFISH
|Quick Statistics - Butterfly Tail Goldfish
Other Names for this Goldfish: Jikin or Star-Tail
Native To: Asia
Adult Size: up to 9"
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Easy
Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
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.