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What is your favorite type of goldfish?

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Jikin Goldfish


JIKIN GOLDFISH
butterfly tail goldfish

Quick Statistics - Jikin Goldfish
Temperament: Community
Other Names for this Goldfish: Butterfly-Tail or Peacock-Tail
Family: Cyprinidae
Native To: Asia
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: Can grow up to 9"
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Easy
Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Lifespan: More than 10 years
Environment: Freshwater


The Jikin is also known as called the butterfly-tail goldfish. It is one of the most beautiful among the different goldfish varieties. The jikin has a unique looking caudal fin with four parts that resembles an "X" when it is viewed from the behind.

This goldfish variety can grow up to 9 inches or more in a spacious aquarium or pond. The jikin has a body that resembles that of the common goldfish, and the colors can vary from red to white.

Jikins are relatively hardy goldfish, but they are also pretty rare.

Breeding jikins with the desired traits can be a diffult task, even if the parents are well marked and come from a long established line.

 

 


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There are 2 comments
Posted by Budi – Indonesia
 

Never know this kind of goldfish is quite hard task in breeding. It's rare, yes i only once ran into this, 16 years ago.don't know if i could find it again, it was cute iron coloured with lavender lipstick on its lips.

Posted by David Clarke – st helena
 

I find this fish very beautiful, and in which the colur blend it is just amazing