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Shubunkins 4 inch - Shubunkin Goldfish Carassius auratus auratus Shubunkins Pond

Shubunkins 4 inch Shubunkin Goldfish

Notable traits of the Shubunkins 4 inch Pond: Shubunkin Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus Shubunkins)
Latin Name: Carassius auratus auratus Shubunkins
Common Name: Shubunkins 4 inch
Description: Shubunkins goldfish are a hardy singletailed fancy goldfish with nacreous scales and a pattern known as calico The shubunkins are of Japanese origin
Specialized Care: Feed the Shubunkin a quality pellet or flake food that has colour enhancement
Notes: Shubunkins are similar to the common goldfish and comet goldfish in appearance. They were first bred in Japan, from mutations in telescope eye goldfish (Demekins) c. 1900. They have streamlined bodies with well-developed and even fins. However, the shubunkins are calico goldfish they possess nacreous scales (a mix of metallic and transparent scales that are pearly in appearance). The overlapping patches of red, white, blue, grey and black (along with dark speckles) normally extend to the finnage of shubunkins. Blue is the most prized colour in shubunkins. Calico originally denoted three coloured varieties of goldfish that did not include blue.
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