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Old 08-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #1 
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help with a goldfish's breed

i got a new goldfish the other day, and he was labeled as a ryukin, but on closer examination, i'm not 100% sure. he has the round belly, but no hump, and his finnage, face and rear section look a lot more like a shubunkin (he's not long and sleek like a shubunkin though, and has paired caudals) is he maybe a mixed breed, or something else entirely? i'll post a photo later, but he's beautiful nonetheless.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #2 
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Ryukin can also come in calico colors like shubunkins. A picture would be very helpful. To me it sounds like you are describing a basic fantail goldfish, but only a picture will tell.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #3 
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Ryukins develop their shape over time. I have two, my first one didn't look like any particular breed when I got him. Now he has blossoming in to a beautiful Ry, his hump is growing nicely, his tummy is plump. He's perfect.

Calico Ryukins don't get humps as high as standard Ry's.
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