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Fleabie
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Yellow Ryukin?
« on: July 06, 2009, 06:10:30 AM »

Recently, I was given a stunning fish for my pond. He's 8 years old and 6 inches in length (with tail).
He's a vivid, almost shocking yellow in daylight. I put him in an inspection tank when he arrived and under flourescent light, his scales are lemon with a white rim.
His tail fin is joined up until about halfway and all of his fins are slightly rounded. His fins are white with an orange base.
The fins beneath his tail (I think they are called anal fins) are fairly small and are round when flared.

When he swims, he bullies the water out of the way like a bulldog after a bone. When he eats, his mouth distends in a way similar to Koi fish. He can pick up some speed, but is slow to start. Generally, he sticks his muzzle up and wags his way forward until he gains some momentum. He lets the momentum carry him forward until he slows to a near standstill.
It makes him look like he has quite a bolchy attitude and is rather impressed with himself. It's comical and I've fallen in love with him.

I presume it is a male because of the scale-like marking on his top fin (forgive me - I know a lot about fish but I always get the fins' names mixed up! The 'top' fin is the fin behind his head.)

I suspect that he is a Ryukin, but I've never seen or heard of a yellow Ryukin. He has a distinctive bump behind his head. He could be a veiltail or fantail, but I haven't been able to differentiate them.

Is he a yellow Ryukin or another breed?
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 08:42:21 PM »

That's a nice looking ryukin.

I can't recall ever seeing a yellow ryukin in the pet stores or anywhere else before. It could be a rare color.
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 09:55:12 AM »

What you have is  a fantail not a ryukin. The word ryukin means longfin. Your fish has short fins.
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 07:47:42 PM »

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What you have is  a fantail not a ryukin. The word ryukin means longfin. Your fish has short fins.
i beg to differ. it appears to me that you have a large variety of Ryukin goldfish, whom, i will admit, is one of the most stunning and beautiful of his kind that i have ever had the pleasure to see.
your fish has a very puzzling color, but it is gorgeous nonetheless. he is definitely a Ryukin because of that excellent profile picture-there is no mistaking it.
Ryukin goldfish are thought to have inherited their name from the single isle of Japan where they were first bred. most of them are, indeed, long fin. however, Ryukin are known for their distinctive hump that starts either just before their dorsal fin or at the base of the aforementioned fin. i have several smaller fish, but i have posted two of them, Grin and Sklorp respectively to show the difference in Ryukin fish.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 07:57:19 PM »

my bad- the top picture is actually a really bad shot of one of my small fantails. the bottom one has the head of a golden fantail, Grin, the shortfin Ryukin,and Sklorp, the longfin Ryukin. this is the picture i meant to post- sklorp  with his fins extended.
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 01:20:20 AM »

i myself have had two yellow ryukins.  One is dead, and I was so angry, but I just found another new yellow one.   The first is my new one, You can see her, on the first page of my flickr, that ill post.    she is tiny, so i fear she might turn orange. the other i had was much bigger. she is on page 4, 5 and 6.  


i really like the yellow ones, and i try to look for more online, to see, and this is the first search that has ever come up for yellow ryukins, so i became a member to comment back.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 01:20:44 AM »

It said i need more than 3 posts to post links, so... forgive me..
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 01:21:02 AM »

I do have some cute fish
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 01:21:39 AM »

finally i can post my pictures.  I love the yellow colored ones.


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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 04:17:29 PM »

Iyzebe75, those goldfish are just so adorable Smiley

I love your aquarium setup too. Nice job.
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asorvia
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 08:30:33 PM »

where did you purchase said fish? i have been looking for lemon yellow ryukin for years now, and noone has ever bred them.
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 07:02:50 AM »

yellow ruykin is very nice, i like goldfish very much, welcome to my website: www sunriseaquarium com to discuss the issue about goldfish.
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2010, 10:40:54 AM »

Thanks for the responses to my question Smiley

Youkou has changed dramatically in the year since I adopted him. He is now close to 8 inches in length and has changed color from a lemon yellow to a rich orange and red combination. I've read that goldfish change color when their environment, especially light and diet, change.
The photo of Youkou in my previous post was taken a few days after I received him, this time last year. He'd been living in a green water tank without artificial light or filtration. His diet consisted of algae and aquatic plants. I believe it was the semi-dark environment and vegetarian diet that caused his color to be the lemon yellow. After I received him, I put him in my pond, and Youkou, or 'Goldzilla' as he has now been nicknamed, had access to insect larvae, earthworms, tadpoles and mosquito fish, as well as algae, aquatic plants and a variety of goldfish pellets. The new, varied diet and sunlit environment transformed his previous yellow color to a rich, deep orange.

This is him now:

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I've shown him to a number of goldfish breeders and all agree that he is a round-tailed variety of Ryukin, but was probably sold as a feeder fish because of his joined tail and round snout. So he's no prize-winner, but he still elicits a positive response from all who see him, due to his size, age and friendly nature.

I discovered that this year marks Youkou's tenth birthday, as he was apparently a year old when his previous owner got him. To celebrate, I've moved him into an 80 gallon tank in my living room, where he lives with two 2-year-old comets, a 1-year-old fantail, a 3-year-old black moor and a four-month-old Tamaryu (Single caudal fin, single anal fin offspring of two Ryukins. I'm a sucker for adopting other people's unwanted goldfish...) Youkou is the tank master, leading the other fish around the tank and head butting any fish that takes a snap at the little Tamaryu. He comes to greet me whenever I approach the tank. The honeymoon might be over, but I'm still in love...  Cheesy
I'm expecting him to show his true colors now, as he has plenty of light and a varied diet. I believe that in another year or two, he will become a true red.

So he's not a yellow Ryukin, but a red Ryukin who was once yellow due to a restricted environment. Smiley

It's exciting to discover that a yellow Ryukin is possible under certain circumstances, but I fear that my experience might lead to other fish keepers experimenting with their fish, so I'd like to point out a few things;
Youkou's previous home was a natural, if not very attractive environment. The tank was heavily planted and had green, nutrient-rich water. Youkou could eat as much algae and plant matter as he wanted - he was not restricted to a daily feeding schedule. The tank was topped up regularly with river water, and the previous owner did not put any form of chemicals into the tank, not even in the form of tap water.
If you wish to try for a yellow Ryukin by creating a natural light environment and vegetarian diet for the fish, I would suggest that you research Walstad tanks, as well as the nitrogen cycle, before attempting such a feat. Simply turning off the lights and filter  will most likely cause a bacteria bloom in the tank, which may harm the fish, so planning and preparation is essential.

Cheers,
Fleabie
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 12:23:02 PM »

Wow! That is an amazing story and a simply gorgeous fish! Smiley
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 02:54:48 PM »

That is a wonderful story! Smiley You are like, a fish-saver or something. ITs good that your ryukin got his colour back! Smiley  But I thought ryukins didnt have a dorsal fin...? Or am I thinking of something else?
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010, 03:15:08 AM »

Maybe you think of... some other fish? xD Ryukins have this hump on their backs and always a dorsal fin (:
You oculd be thinking of a ranchu maybe?
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2010, 12:05:31 PM »

Thats the one! yea I saw the gallery pics of ranchu and lionchu... no dorsal fin Sad but the ryukins did hahaha. I'm not particularily fond of the ryukin, their deep bodies are a little much for me. I'll stay with little eggshaped fishies. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010, 12:45:49 PM »

I love ryukins! They've got such beautiful shapes (: I really like the hump on their back Wink
But there are of course some limits... I don't like those who have as deep body as it's high! But a nice, high back is very beautiful to me (:
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Re: Yellow Ryukin?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2010, 09:00:22 PM »

well, to each his own I guess! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 03:48:32 AM »

This is so fantastic.
And Youkou looks great. You should try to write your story as a fairytale starting with
"Once upon a time..." and ending such as "Youkou lives happily with his mates until this day" or so
This would make a nice story for kids, learning to look after their pets I think Smiley, Wink
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2010, 04:14:37 AM »

His body shape is kinda' cute too, looks a lot like a lemon (: So it'd probably make a really cute and entertaining childrens' book actually Cheesy The lemon ryukin that turned orange~
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2010, 05:13:38 AM »

...and lovely cartoons with it...
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2010, 09:11:13 PM »

Ohh.. I could so write a story about it hahaha... I want to soo bad... maybe after my st*pid exams are done..Wink
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2010, 07:14:12 AM »

Lemme paint some pictures for it! *sparkle*
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2010, 12:53:52 PM »

^^ I'm actualy proficient at writing.. I could so pull it off... Have you guys read any of my poems (ones not relating to goldfish?) They actually arent bad, but I'm always looking for poeple willing to give it a try.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010, 01:17:46 PM »

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where are your poems located? Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2010, 01:28:18 PM »

On my mputer right now.. I want to put them on a site but my technological expertise has backfired on me and I cant put them up. So i'd be happy to PM them to anyone wanting to read them (I have two short stories in there two, so.. yea..)
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2010, 02:04:19 PM »

Fire when ready! Grin
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2010, 06:39:55 PM »

I am interested too Wink
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2010, 08:10:20 PM »

here: IT's a PDF file, so it might not load for all users... Sad sorry! i can load it to a different file if some people have difficulty
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