Wakin Origin 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 … Read more


Tosakin (Tosa) Origin This very difficult to groom top view fish was developed in Japan before 1868. The exact method of development is unclear, a cross between a Ryukin and a Osaka Ranchu or it is a direct mutation of a Ryukin. © Merlin Cunliffe 2016 Breed Development Raising this fish for show is most … Read more


Ryukin Note: This standard may be used to judge the Tamasaba, the single-tailed version of the Ryukin. As a single-tailed fish, the Tamasaba is a longer form, with a more tapered body and longer peduncle that enables the fish to glide through the water. Breed Development The majestic Ryukin is a powerful fish that swims … Read more


Pearlscale Origin The Pearlscales continue to be very popular. One is more fantail in shape, one is much like an orange or ping pong ball in shape and the third is an Oranda / Crown Pearlscale (Hamanishiki). This unique scale type and modified chest size was developed in China. The recessive trait is in both … Read more


Jikin Breed Development The Jikin was developed in Japan. It is a considered a national treasurer. It is also called the Peacocktail. The fish is a natural fin mutation of the Wakin. The color selection for an all-white / silver fish with red lips, gill plates and fins make it extremely difficult to culture as … Read more


Fantail (Metallic and Calico, English, Japanese and American) Origin The Fantail is generally thought to be Japanese in origin. It is a cross between the Wakin and the Ryukin. In the 1940’s the English have promoted improvements to Fantails, making them stockier. In North America, a small group of people breed these hardy specimens. In … Read more