Ranchu Goldfish: Bringing Up the Incredible Elegant Goldfish


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Care for Ranchu Goldfish

I’m a fan of Ranchu Goldfish: Bringing Up the Incredible Elegant Goldfish, and this post is intended for anyone who might be considering getting them as pets. I’ll go over common issues, maintenance advice, and things to think about when researching this particular species of goldfish.
Two of my ranchus, one of which is around a year old and is black and the other is red and white, live in a four-foot tank.

Ranchu Goldfish

Introducing the Ranchu

Popular among goldfish species, the ranchu is particularly well-liked in Japan due to its distinct look and resemblance to a little puppy. Some individuals are able to pat their ranchus or even teach them small tricks, and ranchus can be extremely amiable animals. Japan developed the ranchu goldfish by crossbreeding various lion head goldfish varieties.

When fully grown, the ranchu’s plump, egg-shaped body can have a peculiar appearance, but this is what draws goldfish aficionados to it. Breeders of goldfish appreciate the exquisite head growths of the ranchu.

ranchu goldfish

Dimensions and State of the Tank

They need a reasonably sized aquarium, just like any other goldfish, and the water’s surface area should be taken into consideration while selecting a tank. Your fish will get ample oxygen thanks to this. A long, rectangular tank is better than a tall tank when selecting one.
The ranchu goldfish has a very poor swimming speed and struggles to survive in strong currents due to the form of its body. To lessen the power of the stream, angle your filter towards some plants or a rock. Just make sure your filter is good and not too strong.

ranchu goldfish

Ranchu Food

Any kind of sinking pellet is the ideal food for your ranchu. To help with digestion, it is also advantageous to incorporate readily digested plant foods like wheat germ, algae, and duckweed.

Ranchus like to snack on prawns, worms, oranges, mandarins, and live food. I currently make robust, vibrant, and healthful ranchu using a carefully blended food manufactured by Hikari Fish Food.

Keep in mind that standard guidelines apply when giving your goldfish food, contingent on the temperature. The digestive system of goldfish operates at its best at temperatures higher than 20°C. They will struggle to digest in cold weather, and if they are overfed, they may bloat, struggle to digest the meal entirely, and maybe die. Thus, be cautious when giving your ranchu food.

ranchu goldfish

Typical Issues

I’ve had the biggest problems with ranchus because of these two things.

Bladder for Swimming

The most frequent issue I have observed with ranchus is swim bladder, a condition in which the animal will take in excessive oxygen and continue to float to the top of the tank before finally toppling over. If you give your ranchu sinking pellets, they won’t have to come up to the water’s surface to acquire the food, which will prevent this condition. Giving your ranchu easily digested food, such plants and duckweed, can also aid in the relief of swim bladder issues.


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