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Ranchu goldfish Gallery

"I caught a ranchu goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!" —New Horizons

The ranchu goldfish is a new fish introduced in New Horizons. It is found all year in the holding pond.

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The ranchu goldfish is a charming relative of the goldfish with a bumpy head and stout, round body. They have ordinary heads when born, but develop impressive rectangular heads after about three years. Supposedly their head shape changes depending on factors like the size of their tank... So ranchu goldfish enthusiasts aim to raise perfectly shaped specimens and work hard to achieve this. Of course, no one asks the ranchu goldfish themselves what shape they want their heads to be..."

Capture quote

"I caught a ranchu goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
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"I caught a ranchu goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!"
Habitat Pond
Months active (north) All year
Months active (south) All year

Further information

Main article: Ranchu on Wikipedia

The Ranchu goldfish is a highly regarded fancy goldfish in Japan. These fish developed abnormal tissue growth on their heads as they mature, which breeders refer to as a 'hood'. This can be several millimeters deep over much of the head such that it protrudes around the eyes, mouth and gills. Ranchus can reach between 6 and 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) in length and may come in orange, red, white, red-and-white, blue, black, black-and-white, black-and-red, natural, and chocolate coloration.

In other languages

Ranchu goldfish
Language Name
Japan Japanese ランチュウ Ranchū
France French Ranchu
Spain Spanish Ranchú
Germany German Ranchu
Italy Italian Ranchu
The Netherlands Dutch Buffelrug
Russia Russian Ранчу Ranchu
China Chinese 兰寿金鱼/蘭壽金魚 Lánshòujīnyú
South Korea Korean 난주 Nanju

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