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Shubunkin Goldfish

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Quick Statistics - Shubunkin Goldfish
Temperament: Community
Family: Cyprinidae
Native To: Asia and Japan
Diet: live food and commerical food such as flakes and pellets
Adult Size: Up to 10" long
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Easy to care for
Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Lifespan: usually more than 15 years
Environment: Freshwater

The country of origin for this variety of goldfish is Japan. The shubunkin has a physical appearance that is very similar to that of the common goldfish. They have bodies that are streamlined with well-developed even fins.The shubunkin was developed from variants of the telescope goldfish or Demekins.

Shunkins are sometimes called calico goldfish, because they have nacreous scales, which is a mixture of transparent and metallic scales that have a somewhat pearly appearance. The overlapping patches of black, grey, blue, brown, purple, red, and white, including dark speckles, are seen throughout the shubunkin's body extending also to finnage as well. Shubunkins that have blue colors are considered more valuable.

Different variants of the shubunkins are the American shubunkins, London shubunkins, and Bristol shubunkins. The London shubunkin was developed around the 1920s, almost the same period the American shubunkin was developed. The Bristol shubunkin came about as a result of crossbreeding the American and London shubunkin.



a cute shubunkin goldfish




a shubunkin goldfish


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