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Gold Ranchu
Alternative Name(s): Ranchu Shishishira
Scientific Name(s): Carassius auratus
Category: Coldwater
Difficulty:
Maximum Size: 20cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 140 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 3ft
Water Temperature Range: 20-24°C
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.5
Water Hardness Range: 6-16 dGH

General Information: Ranchu Goldfish look similar to an Oranda, but they do not have a dorsal fin. They have the same requirements as most Fancy Goldfish and make a lovely addition to any goldfish tank.
Tank Requirements: Fancy Goldfish, given correct conditions can grow very large, which means they are not suitable long term for small aquaria. See Minimum Tank Volume and Minimum Tank Size above.
Diet Requirements: Goldfish are omnivorous - they will eat pellets/flake, green foods and most live foods such as bloodworm.
Compatibility:
Recommendations: It is best to keep Fancy Goldfish with other coldwater fish that will not nip their fins and fish that will be comfortable living in the slightly warmer temperatures that Fancy Goldfish prefer. It is also recommended to allow at least 8 UK gallons per Fancy Goldfish to allow for growth.
Common Problems: Fancy Goldfish tend to suffer with swim bladder trouble due to their body shape.
Similar Species:
Sexing: Males have white spots on their gill plates and front edge of pectoral fins: breeding tubercles. These should not be confused with the disease white spot. Females develop a deeper body and have a larger vent (just before the anal fin) than the males.
Breeding: If they are well cared for Goldfish will breed readily when they are about 2 years old regardless of their size. Sadly parents will eat their own eggs and fry so best removed to a separate tank.
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