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;
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.