Top View Ranchu

Ranchu (top view Ranchu, TVR or Japanese Ranchu) Origin Statement to judges and exhibitors: The Ranchu breed originated in Japan and is considered a top-view goldfish with metallic scales occurring only in red (or orange/yellow), red and white, or white and should be judged separately from all other Ranchu-like, or Ranchu derived fish including side … Read more

Side View Ranchu

Ranchu Side View Ranchu (SVR, Buffalo Head, Boxer Head, Lionchu, Chinese or Thai Ranchu) Side View Ranchu, © Merlin Cunliffe 2016 History: The traditional Ranchu goldfish was developed in Japan and was bred to be viewed from the top, as they are typically kept in shallow ponds. However, with the advent of glass aquariums, some … Read more

Edonishiki

Ranchu, Edonishiki and Calico Ranchu, Calico Ranchu, © Merlin Cunliffe 2016 History: The traditional Ranchu goldfish was developed in Japan and was bred to be viewed from the top, as they are typically kept in shallow ponds. However, with the advent of glass aquariums, some goldfish breeders and enthusiasts began selecting for Ranchu-like fish that … Read more

Bubble Eye and Celestial

Bubble-eye and Celestial Origin Both of these fish have a similar mutation that forces the eyes upward. The Bubble-eye is further adorned with water filled bubbles that are the result of vesicular secretions. In North America the Celestial is fairly rare, while the Bubble-eye is fairly common. Both breeds originated in China, but is typically … Read more

Blue Egg Phoenix

Blue Egg Phoenix Origin The Egg Fish is the most ancient of Chinese dorsal-less goldfish varieties. It is the ancestral root of virtually all other dorsal-less breeds. Due to its antiquity, it has served as a palette for skilled goldfish breeders, who have produced many unique fish and strains that combine features familiar from other … Read more