Shubunkin Goldfish

Shubunkin GoldfishShubunkin Carassius auratus auratus

Shubunkin were created in Japan in the early 1900’s by crossing a Calico telescope eye goldfish, with a common goldfish.  Their scales are a mix of metallic and transparent and have overlapping patches of red, white, blue, gray, and black.  Blue is the most prized color in Shubunkins.  Shubunkin are among the hardiest water garden fish and reach and average size of 9-16 inches, making them ideal for many ponds.

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