Fish Name: Shubunkin
Latin Name: Carassius auratus auratus
Maximum Size: 40cm
Preferred Water Conditions: Will acclimatize to a wide range of conditions. pH: 6.5-8.0,
Temperature: Cold water-temperate between 2-30 deg C (34-86 deg F)
Care: Shubunkins are part of the Goldfish family and are probably the most commonly available pond fish. This is most likely because of their beautiful colours and their ease to keep.
They have a high tolerance to temperature extremes and water conditions.
In the right environment they can breed in vast numbers sometimes blue, red or white parent fish can produce very mixed offspring. Even reverting back to their natural colour which is brown.
There are many food available for Shubunkins in pet shops some that will enhance the colour of the fish.