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Wakins Goldfish

Common Name:

Israeli wakin goldfish




Average size of the fish is 15 inches (37 cm)


.It can live for more than 20 years.

Physical Description

The body of a Wakin looks similar to that of a comet but the only difference is the shape of the tail. This variety of Goldfish has a Fantail shaped caudal fin. They have a pair of anal, pectoral and pelvic fins.

The Wakin was first bred in Japan and the name literally means Japanese Goldfish. It is believed that this variety was first bred in China in the 16th century and transported to Japan where it was perfected. They are beautiful, make great pets and live a long life.

Color Varieties of Wakin

Wakins occur in red, white and red and white.


They can grow up to 18 inches when kept in ponds. Wakin do best when raised in ponds where they can continue to be even in the coldest part of winter. Just remember to drill a hole on the ice for gaseous exchange. If kept in a tank, it should be of a minimum capacity of 30 gallons. Avoid putting them with Moors, Telescopes, Ranchu, Bubble eyes and Celestials.


The temperature of the tank should be maintained as 65 - 75 degrees F. Lighting should be high. We have to maintain a peaceful temperament.

Water Condition:

The tank water conditions should be maintained at a pH level of 6.5 - 7.5 and dH of 4 - 20.

Moving Level in Water:

It swims in levels of water that is upper middle and lower.


IA Wakin does not need a special diet and will eat just about anything you feed. They aren't aggressive eaters as well. You should vary their diet with pellets, flakes, vegetables and bloodworms. You will love to feed this friendly Fish as they will respond to you while you are dropping food into their pond or tank.

Selecting a good Wakins

1. Fish should look bright and alert.
2. Caudal fin should be well divided.

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