This is similar to the common goldfish in body shape. Its coloration should include a combination of black, red, purple, blue, and brown, all appearing beneath nacreous or matte scales. The London shubunkin has the same finnage as the common goldfish, and the Bristol shubunkin has a large caudal fin with rounded lobes: this should be carried without dropping.
Males develop white tubercules on the gill and the leading rays of the pectoral fins.
Egg scatterer during the summer.
Shubunkin Special Care
This variety is suitable for an aquarium or pond.