Shubunkins (Carassius auratus) are a member of the goldfish family. They have calico patterned markings and can have blue, orange, white, red, orange, or brown. Shubunkins have a slender body and a straight tail fin. They range in size from 1.5" to as large as 14". Shubunkins, once known as the "poor man's koi", are showstoppers in their own right. No two shubunkins are patterned the same, with each fish having its own unique look.
Goldfish growth rates are based on food, space, water quality and surrounding environment. Goldfish are omnivores and will eat all types of dried and live food, but basic fish flakes or pellet food will provide the proper diet.
Shubunkins are a community goldfish and do well in both freshwater aquariums as well in outdoor garden ponds. Their bright color makes them a great choice to stand out in water gardens and they do well with comet goldfish, sarasa, as well as standard fin and butterfly koi.
Please note the pictures shown are a good representation of our fish, but not the exact fish you will receive.