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Ryukins have an arch behind their head / Red-orange coloration is simple yet striking / May damage live plants / Make for a good beginner pond fish as they're easy to care for
- May damage live plants
- Pond fish that can live in a tank of 30 gallons or more
- Primary BrandPetco
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Indigenous to the waters of Japan, the Ryukin Goldfish bears a striking resemblance to the Fantail goldfish with the exception of their higher backbone and hump back, which creates a slightly pointed appearance. The Red Ryukin goldfish is frequently seen in many outdoor ponds and larger aquariums of 30 gallons or more. As a popular variety of goldfish, Ryukin goldfish also make for an excellent choice of pond fish or aquarium fish for novice aquarists as they are relatively easy to care for and to maintain. Like many other types of gold fish, Ryukin goldfish will eat almost anything, such as aquarium plants. This is why it is not typically suggested for them to be around live aquarium plants as they may take bites out of them, making it difficult for your plants to survive. As with many other species of goldfish, Ryukin goldfish tend to produce a great deal of ammonia, which is why it is always recommended that they be kept in larger aquariums or ponds with a capacity of at least 30 gallons.