fancy goldfish

The ranchu (scientific name Carassius auratus) is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish developed in Japan.


Ranchu can reach between 6 and 8 inches(15 to 20 centimeters)with a pale-yellow bodies and bright red heads are rare. Ranchu have a more downturned tail,more-arched backs and have much shorter tails.

Living areasEdit

Ranchu do not grow naturally any more.

Food and waterEdit

Raw bloodworm and Daphnia.


Water pollution and climate change.


The breeding season is from April through May, and females spawn their eggs after mating with males.

Relationship with humansEdit

Ranchu are bred by people and often kept as pets.