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Ryukin Goldfish are a very regal breed of goldie. A well bred Ryukin will also have a very deep, egg shaped body. However, unlike the Oranda they will not develop the wen on the top of their head. As long as they have a good genetic background, they will also develop a very deep hump behind their head.
You can purchase Ryukins in all kinds of colors – one of the most common varieties in my area are the calico ones. They also come in white, black, orange and tri colors. I really like the red and white ones that have a lot of contrast to their colors.
Because the Ryukin does not develop a wen or protruding eyes it can move a lot faster than a lot of the other breeds — there are both short and long tail fin varieties. Many people have observed their Ryukin fin-nipping the other goldfish that it is kept with. This is especially apparent when the other tank mates move too slowly to get out of the way.
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