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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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