The Wakin was developed in Japan in the 18th century or before. I t appears to be a foundation fish for some other varieties in Japan. This is said to be the common goldfish of Japan. It is a somewhat popular pond fish in North America and is also a common inhabitant of Koi plant filters in the United States.It is always present in the cultured fish trade because it is often imported with Japanese Koi.
© Merlin Cunliffe 2016
The Wakin is a powerful swimmer with a dorsal fin and a short tail. The peduncle is longer than a Fantail and it’s fins are short and stubby by comparison. These fish get very large and do best in exhibits if the fish is 6” or larger.
- Fins must be matched and fan shaped.
- Fins are short and not elongated.
- Peduncle is thick and ¼ the body height minimum. Peduncle is elongated.
The fish typically is red, white, or red/white. Other color do exist and are allowed.
The fish is judged on a 100-point scale.
|Color and Condition||20|
|Body is thick, muscular, peduncle is thick and shiny||20|
|Fish is thin and body depth is less 1/3 the length excluding the peduncle||10|
|Fish is flat on top and not curved||5|
|Peduncle is thick and at least ¼ the body depth and the length is not more than 1/3 the body length||20|
|Peduncle is thick but very short||10|
|Peduncle is overly long||5|
|Fins must be fan shaped and matched, the tail must be 35% to 100% split.||20|
|Fins are matched but an anal fin is missing||12-15|
|No anal fins or pectorals fins are clamped or threadlike||0 or DQ|
Color and condition
|Fish is shiny, colors are bright and discrete, fish is active||20|
|Fish has torn fins||0-5|
|Fish is a balanced active swimmer||20|
|Fish is sitting on the bottom||10|
|Fish is lethargis||5-10|