Ranchu Goldfish

Refered to as the "King of Goldfish" by the Japanese, the Ranchu is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish

Ranchus are compared to lionhead, but have a more downturned tail and tail fin. While similar to lionheads, Ranchus have a more arched back, and shorter tails that are tucked in at a sharp angle.

The egg shaped body of the Ranchu does not have a dorsal fin as a breeding standard. Much like the lionheads, a ranchu back should be arched and not flat. 

The head of the ranchu goldfish is probably the most prominent feature. While the headgrowth can take at least a year to develop, it should seem to begin from the bottom of the gill cover and move upward. 

Ranchus are available in;

  • orange
  • red
  • white
  • red-and-white
  • blue
  • black
  • black-and-white
  • black-and-red
  • natural
  • chocolate

Ranchus with a pale-yellow bodies and bright red heads are considered rare.

Ranchu Special Care

Ranchus are well-adapted to water quality and pH fluctuations.