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Gold Fish Care

History of Goldfish
External Parts of the Goldfish
Aquarium Basics
Aquarium Setup
How to Maintain Water Quality
Fish Bowls
How to Clean the Aquarium
Goldfish Varieties
Oranda Goldfish
Ryukin Goldfish
Pearscale Goldfish
Redcap Oranda Goldfish
Lionhead Goldfish
Veiltail Goldfish
Fantail Goldfish
Black Moor Goldfish
Bubble Eye Goldfish
Celestial Goldfish
Common Gold fish
Comet Goldfish
Egg Goldfish
Jinkins Goldfish
Pompons Goldfish
Ranchu Goldfish
Telescope Goldfish
Wakins Goldfish
Black Dragon Eye
Shubunkin Goldfish
Auto Feeders
Feeder goldfish
Breeding Goldfish
Goldfish Healthcare
Goldfish Diseases
Steps for Building a Pond

Pearlscale Goldfish




Average total size of the fish is 10 inches (25 cm), body length is 2.25 inches, and depth of the body is 2/3rd of the body length.


Average lifespan is up to 15 years.

Physical Description

Pearlscale Goldfish has a fatter shape with a bulging middle. There is a hard, white, raised area in the middle of each scale and looks like a white pearl so it is named as Pearlscale. There is only one dorsal fin and all other fins occur in pairs. Caudal fin should be forked and held high horizontally. There are two kinds of Pearlscale Goldfish with or without head growth. The head growth of this variety of goldfish is called a Hamanishiki. The Pearlscale Goldfish was first recorded in the 1900s. This is an outlandish fish with distinctive scales. People around the world have nick named this fish “Golf-ball”.

Color Varieties of Ryukin

This type of fish occurs in red, red and white, calico, blue, black and chocolate brown.


This fish will fit comfortably well in a 30 gallon fish tank with other fish, as long as they aren't faster than it. You can use gravel or river rocks as bottom substrate. You can decorate your aquarium with softy and aquarium plants. Make sure that you don't keep pointed ornaments in the tank. If the scales are damaged they will never grow back. They aren't quick swimmers and Goldfish varieties you should not include in the tank are Comets, Shubunkins and Wakin.


They can survive well in 65 to 75 degrees F (18 - 23 degrees C). Lighting arrangement should be high for this fish.

Water Condition

Pearlscale Goldfish scales need calcium-rich water condition.

Moving Level in Water

It moves in the middle level of the water.


Pearlscale Goldfish, like most other Pearlscale Goldfish, like most other varieties of Goldfish aren't fussy eaters. Being a small and stout fish, it is best to feed soaked pellets and flakes. Avoid all types of expanding food, as they will cause constipation. You can also feed them vegetable like lettuce, cucumber and peas. While you feed with live foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia, make sure they are not affected by any bacterial or parasital infection.


It is not so hard to breed this fish variety. It can lay eggs between 900 and 1000. Selecting a good Ryukin

1. The body should be short and rounded.
2. The scale should be doomed all over the body of the fish.
3. Caudal fin should be divided and held high without signs of drooping.

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