Red Ryukin

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Red Ryukin, a captivating fish variety known for its stunning colors and humpbacked shape.
  • Create a peaceful community, as these friendly fish coexist well with other non-aggressive species in a well-decorated aquarium.
  • With a potential size of 8 to 12 inches and a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, Red Ryukin will bring beauty and elegance to your aquatic sanctuary.
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Introduction: Welcome to the vibrant world of Red Ryukin, a captivating fish variety known for its stunning colors and unique appearance. Immerse yourself in the allure of these mesmerizing creatures as they add a touch of beauty and elegance to your aquatic sanctuary.

Scientific Name: The Red Ryukin belongs to the Carassius auratus species.

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: Maintain a cool and temperate environment with temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5, to support their well-being.
  • GH Level: Aim for a General Hardness (GH) of 8 to 12 dGH for their optimal health.
  • KH Level: Ensure a Carbonate Hardness (KH) level of 4 to 8 dKH to maintain water stability.

Feeding: Red Ryukin are omnivorous and have a hearty appetite. Offer them a balanced diet of high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Red Ryukin are generally peaceful and can coexist harmoniously with other non-aggressive community fish like tetras, guppies, and danios.
  • Avoid Nippy Fish: Refrain from housing them with fin-nipping or aggressive species to prevent stress and injury.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a soft substrate like sand to prevent injuries to their delicate barbels and to allow them to sift through the substrate comfortably. Decorate the tank with smooth rocks, driftwood, and artificial or live plants to offer hiding spots and create a visually pleasing environment.

Suitable Plants: Choose hardy and non-eating plants like Java Ferns and Anubias to enhance the visual appeal while keeping in mind Red Ryukin’s herbivorous tendencies.

Sexing: Sexing adult Red Ryukin can be challenging and may require observation of their behavior and subtle physical differences.

Breeding: Breeding Red Ryukin in a home aquarium can be attempted, but it may require specific conditions and careful management.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Red Ryukin can grow up to a size of about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm). With proper care, they can live up to 10 to 15 years, providing you with years of fascination.

General Information: Red Ryukin are a popular and treasured variety of goldfish, admired for their vibrant colors and unique humpbacked shape.

A Fun Fact: Did you know that Red Ryukin originated in Japan and are named after the Ryukyu Islands, where they were first developed? Their distinct features and striking appearance make them a prized addition to any aquarium!

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