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post #161 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:03 PM
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Could I keep 2 wakins in a 55gal tank? They are very aesthetically pleasing to me.

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Could I keep 2 wakins in a 55gal tank? They are very aesthetically pleasing to me.
Personally, I wouldn't. Wakin and jikin will grow just as large and bulky as common goldfish. Two in a 55 gal is pretty cramped. They were also bred to be viewed from above and won't look the best in a conventional aquarium. I would save your money and wait until you can afford to put in a pond to get those goldfish.

I know when I get my future house, I'll most certainly have a koi pond. If I'm rich enough I'd love to do an indoor (or otherwise somewhat protected) goldfish pond and put tosakin in it! I just love the way those tails look!

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Aw darn, oh well. That tosakin is really pretty!

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While doing some research for something else, I found this really neat article on tosakin. Apparently, the breed was almost extinguished during WWII due to the extensive bombing of Japan. Here is the PFK article: A tail of Tosakin goldfish | Practical Fishkeeping It also has some really pretty pictures ^-^
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That's cute that ranchu is the king and tosakin is the queen. I'm definitely developing a liking for the Japanese varieties. (Especially those TVRs, oh boy!)
Did you see the article that was the difference between ranchu and lionhead?

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That's cute that ranchu is the king and tosakin is the queen. I'm definitely developing a liking for the Japanese varieties. (Especially those TVRs, oh boy!)
Did you see the article that was the difference between ranchu and lionhead?
I know! Japanese goldfish are just so beautiful. I didn't see that specific article. Do you have a link?
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http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...ent.php?sid=46
Tada!
So apparently I sexed my goldfish right because Penelope and Piper were breeding tonight. But the cichlids ate all the eggs. I thought of saving a couple, but those would be some awful fry.

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Congrats on the spawn!! Although I don't blame you for letting the cichlids eat the eggs. Fry aren't the easiest things in the world to care for.
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