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Ryukin - Fantail ?

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As I bought this one at the pet shop and they sell everything under the " goldfish " name  , what kind is this ?

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To me, it looks like a young ryukin. Not much of a hump yet but has that triangle shape...how big is it? If it's a bigger older fish then I'd go with fantail

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It's the smallest one in my tank , bought six weeks ago from the pet shop .

Was around 2 inch when I bought it but has grown over an inch in  6 weeks .

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It's a low quality Ryukin. Short peduncle, stout shape, and even face spells Ryukin. Poor form and hump, but Ryukin. 

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Thanks.

A three dollar and ten cents Ryukin it is then , it's a keeper !

lol

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With good care... Junk Ryukins can turn out pretty well too. This is $2 Robin. He was a crappy quality when I got him... But turned into a nice boy over time. Nice hump and everything. Yours has long fins... So I don't expect him to turn out really nice... But don't give up on him. 

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Oh , I already like him the way he is.

I'm not the biggest fan of some of the hunchbacks I sometimes see so if he stays the same but only bigger I'm perfectly fine .

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Ah! Even better then. I am a HUGE Ryukin fan. I can spot one from a mile away and always try to get them as RYUKINY as possible. I forget everyone isn't like me lol. Apologies. He's a lovely guy just the way he is of course. 

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