Shubunkins, are a member of the goldfish family. They originate from a cross between common goldfish and calico goldfish developed during the early 20th century in Japan. Today, Shubunkins are found in many water gardens worldwide.
Shubunkins were once known as the "poor man's koi" due to their similarity to some standard Koi coloration patterns, but they are show stoppers in their own right. Shubunkins have a calico pattern which may include red, white, blue, grey, and black. Their scales have a pearly appearance, due to the presence of both transparent and metallic scales. Their base color is orange or blue with red, black, white, orange and blue metallic scales. No two Shubukins have the same color pattern. They have a slender body and a single straight tail fin. They range in size from 1.5" to as large as 18".
Shubunkins are a very hardy fish, and can survive a freeze as their metabolism slows down in cold weather. They can grow to nearly 12 inches, and typically live between seven and fourteen years.
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