Ryukin Goldfish are peaceful species that make fantastic aquatic pets. They originated in the indigenous waters of Japan but soon became popular companions for aquarium hobbyists worldwide. They have a triangular-shaped body and sport a tiny, pointed mouth with a large hump directly behind their necks. Their fat bellies, curved backbones, and long, extravagant fins make them stand out from the crowd while heightening their visual appeal. Ryukin Goldfish come in various colors, including Calico, orangish-red, white and red, and black and red.
Like every other Goldfish, Ryukin Goldfish belong to the carp family and need 30-gallon tanks or larger. They also fare well in outdoor ponds with 180 gallons of water or more. Since Ryukin Goldfish enjoy digging and throwing sand onto aquarium and pond flora, most owners line their tanks with small pebbles and gravel to avoid harming delicate plants.
Occasionally, Ryukin Goldfish will eat living plants, so most enthusiasts avoid putting excess flora in their tanks. The captivating fish are relatively easy to take care of, making them perfect for newcomers and experienced aquarium veterans.
Ryukin Goldfish are relatively tranquil fish that prefer living in groups of their own species (although you can keep them individually, enthusiasts don’t recommend it). They thrive around other Ryukin Goldfish as well as other peaceful species of the same size. However, they aren’t afraid to show aggressive behavior around weaker fish like Celestial Goldfish, Bubble Eyes, and a few fast-swimming, single-fin fish. If you plan on integrating Ryukin Goldfish with other species, make sure they have plenty of room to swim to prevent conflict.
Since Ryukin Goldfish are omnivores, they eat both meat and plant-based feeds. They even eat live plants inside their tank from time to time. Flake and pellet food works great and provides adequate nutrition. However, it’s vital to limit their protein intake to 30 percent to keep them in prime condition.
Are Ryukin Goldfish aggressive?
Ryukin Goldfish may portray aggressive behavior towards weaker fish like Bubble Eyes and a few fast single-fin fish, but they are primarily peaceful. They get along with similar-sized fish and prefer having a few other Ryukin Goldfish to socialize and swim with occasionally.
Are Ryukin Goldfish easy to take care of?
Yes. Ryukin Goldfish work great for people looking to dive into the wonderful aquarium hobby. As long as you have a 30-gallon take or larger with 65 to 75-degree temperatures and a PH level of 6.5 to 7.5, you shouldn’t have an issue taking care of Ryukin Goldfish.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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