Scientific Name: Carassius sp.
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small: 2 to 3 inches; Medium 4 to 5 inches; Large 6 to 8 inches
Approximate Full Size: 14 inches
Native Region: China, Farm Raised USA
Shubunkin Goldfish display possibly the greatest variation in appearance between specimens of any pond fish. A native of China, these domestically-bred Shubunkin Goldfish are extremely hardy. There are a few key differences between Shubunkins and Koi. The Shubunkin Goldfish grows to a maximum length of a little over a foot (compared to the maximum of more than two feet for many Koi varieties). The Shubunkin also does not display the barbs on either side of the mouth. Typical Shubunkin Goldfish coloration, while it varies greatly, is a mixture of white, orange, and metallic gold. A "peppering" of black spots in varying sizes and locations covers the body.