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Guest golden_goldy93

It is a lionhead but it doesn't look like a red lionhead. Maybe it is red and white.

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It is a bit hard to tell the difference between a ranchu and a lionhead, especially when fish are young.

A ranchu has a bit more of a "tail tuck" than your Precious (great name!). So I would say you have a lionhead who is young and hasn't yet developed a wen.

Frenchie is beautiful!!!! What wonderful fins!

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Guest lenny165

It's a no wen ranchu I've learned from this forum. I have two calico ranchu's they are so cute, but have to be watched for that swim bladder problem. My no eye fish is a ranchu and I have to feed her floating food so she can find it but if you feed to much they tend to float alot. They are beautiful tho :heart

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yea, I have a wenless lionhead... Is a Lionhead and a Ranchu the same?

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Nope they are not the same...

Lionheads - Chinese dorsal less fish, the chinese developed the big wened ones with less curved back.

Ranchus - Japannes dorsal less fish, the japannes developed the less big wened ones with more curved back.

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Guest calico4

yeah it looks like a ranchu, but wow they are sooo pretty. I have never seen andthing soo pretty. :heart

-calico

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I'm with Nancy on this one.... my vote is lionhead with no wen..... or you could just call him a "lionchu". That's what I call my Herbie since can't tell if he's ranchu or lionhead. :D

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Great looking fish you have there! And talk about perfect camera shots! You are a great photographer!

Precious is gorgeous. Sorry I have no opinion on the type of fish because I haven't been familiar with lionheads and ranchu's. Just wanted to comment on your beauties!

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Most goldies that end up in pet stores are not one type or the other but rather mixes. So its likely that your fish is somewhere between a lionhead and ranchu. She is pretty, either way!

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From that shot I would have to go with the American version on the Ranchu.....The LionChu.....Which means not that much of a tail tuck and not any head growth to it at all :D

Great looking fish though :heart

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