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Red And White Ryukin


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Just got a new Ryukin. He's basically white with big red spots on him. He's real cute and funny to watch. He eats a lot though. He's only around 3 to 4 cm long but still a lot bigger than my other gf. Will his color still change? What can I do to intensify his redness?

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I have a R/W Ryukin too and love him. It's red is getting redder and has been spreading so that he is just a little less white. I worried at first since it can mean he is infected if you can see viens in his fins. But later I realized it was local around his spots. Aren't these Ryukin's cool! :)

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Yeah, carotene is what makes the color more vibrant. I too have a red and white ryunkin, seems like a trend here. ANyways. Mine's red is spreading a little too. I hope the white doesnt completely leave, and I hope the red doesnt leave completely either.

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Cool! Hope the red and the white balance each other off cause red white ryukins are more expensive here than totally red ones. :lol:

He's much bigger than his tankmates (1" red cap oranda, and 2 1.5" fantails) and eats so much more than they do :lol: lil cutie!

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The chinese breeders have a fish coloration called the "10 points" thingamajig. I can't remember the exact name, but the idea is that the fish has 10 spots of red in the body.

2 spots for each of the fins = 6

a spot on the head = 1

a spot on the dorsal fin = 1

2 spots for each of the tail = 2

to my surprise, my lil ryukin matched their description! These kind of fish are very hard to produce and to find. gladly, after 8 months, he still hasn't changed his color. great!

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