Japanese Gold Fishes and Their Types list

Japanese fishes are among the most well known fish species among aquarium makers. They are also known as ornamental fish among the people. Though the Japanese name is included in the names, these fishes are originally from the family of cauliflowers and their main dwellings are Asia. Other known names of Japanese fishes are Goldfish, Silver Pond, Ornamental Fish, Peat Carp, Giebel, King-Yo. The fact that Japanese fish are easy to maintain in the aquarium and that they can live in aquarium conditions for a long time cause it to be preferred among the aquarists

Japanese Fishes and Their Types

When we classify Japanese fish according to their tail form;

  • Simple queues
  • Barnailed Tails
  • Others

These three kinds of Japanese fish would be briefly described as Simple-tailed Japanese Fishes; They have tails that look normal compared to their fork-shaped bodies. Barn tailed Japanese fish have long and splendid tails compared to their bodies. The other described as the Japanese fish, these two fish describe the non-drinkable Japanese fish.

Living Environment of Japanese Fishes

Japanese fish living in fresh waters and cold waters do not get sick easily as long as the water temperature is under control. The aquarists can look at small aquariums from 2 liters to large aquariums of 50 liters in the home environment. The bottom of the aquarium should be arranged with fine sand. This arrangement prevents the mouth wounds of Japanese fish because of the bottom part of the Japanese fish.

In the outdoor garden pools, the depth of the pool must be between 80 and 100 cm for the Japanese fish to be viewed. This depth decreases the stress of the fish and has an effect on the longevity. The fact that they can live in cold waters supports their life in the outdoors. For this reason, Japanese fish is the right choice for garden ponds. The only point to note when feeding Japanese fish in garden ponds is the excess nitrite and the mushy structure that this excess creates. In order to prevent this, it is necessary to clean the garden pool regularly.

Nutrition in Japanese Fishes

Dried foods are mostly used for domestic fishes in the home environment. Apart from dry food, fly larvae, also known as small animals, are fed with live feed such as insects and wolves. In general, these fish fed with dry food are suggested to feed on animals such as insects and wolves when symptoms such as pallor or weakness are seen. A member of the Sazangil family is also proof that protein feeds are good.

Japanese Fish

Japanese Fish

With ovulation, the Japanese fish bring the new offspring to the world. They do not seem to mate in the aquarium environment. They are generally mated in a controlled manner. This also provides protection for certain species.

Among the species that are under control of mating, there are species such as veiled tail, Japanese with lion head, Japanese with balloon eye, Japanese with buffalo head. On this page, the species of the Japanese fish are kept pure and the breeding is also provided.

Types of Japanese Fish

1. Common Goldfish (Common, General Japanese Fish)

common gold fish

common goldfish

2. Comet Goldfish (Star Tailed Japanese fish)

Comet Goldfish

Comet Goldfish

3. Shubunkin Goldfish



4. Fantail Goldfish

5. Veiltail Goldfish (Tulle tail Japanese fish)

6. Celestial Goldfish

7. Calico Bubble Eye Goldfish (Balloon eye Japanese fish)

8. Calico Oranda Goldfish

9. Butterfly Tail Goldfish (Butterfly tail Japanese fish)

10. Jikin Goldfish

11. Telescope Eye Goldfish (Telescope eye Japanese fish)

12. Ranchu Goldfish

13. Black Moor Goldfish

14. Oranda Goldfish

15. Lionhead Goldfish (Japanese lionfish)

16. Lionchu Goldfish

17. Pearlscale Goldfish (Pearl body Japanese fish)

18. Ryukin Goldfish

19. Wakin Goldfish

20. Pom-pon Goldfish



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