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Popular pond inhabitants 3/8:

The Shubunkin

The Shubunkin is a Japanese bred variant of the goldfish, is easy to keep and an ideal pond fish. The Shubunkin are bicoloured from birth (mostly red and a shimmering blue) and have, unlike the goldfish, a remarkable tail. For tips and hints on keeping Shubunkin, please see “goldfish“.

  • Name: Carassius auratus var. shubunkin
  • Length: up to 30 cm
  • Grouping: Shubunkin are very sociable (keeping 4-5 animals together in a group)
  • Characteristics: Shubunkin multiply rapidly Live peacefully with bitterling or minnow

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