They are easy to are for and make great fish for new aquarium keepers. They have been observed to tollerate fluctuations in water parametres that would kill most other fish. Ryuklins are reasonably hardy (for a fancy goldfish) but should still be treated with care. They require a deeper tank than most other fancy varieties. As they get older, they can experience problems with their swim bladder which is often exhibited by their nose pointing upward (or downward) or sometimes with their belly scaping the substrate of the tank when they swim.
Ryukins are omnivores and eat a variety of foods. A diet high in vegetable fibre is recommended to prevent swim bladder problems.
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW FISH
- Always quarantine your new fish to observe health and behaviour prior to introduction to your main aquarium.
- Make sure you check your water quality before adding new fish. Do a water change if required and check pH and GH.
- Sit the unopened bag in the top of the tank and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes for the temperature to equalise.
- Open the bag and pour fish and water into a bucket. Slowly add 1 cup of tank water into the bucket. Repeat this process every 5 minutes until you have doubled the water volume in the bucket.
- After another 5 minutes take your fish from the bucket with a clean fish net and release into your aquarium. DO NOT use the water from the bucket – throw this water away.
- A prophylactic treatment of the tank with Melafix, De Stress and or a broad spectrum anti biotic treatment, can help fish overcome the stress of getting relocated which often can bring illness.
Duty of care.
- Please be aware that all livestock images used are for example only as it is not possible to photograph and publish individual animals.
- eQuaria delivers live fish to local customers only within the Perth metro region.
- eQuaria recommends that all fish are quarantined for a period of 14 days in a separate aquarium prior to introduction to your main aquarium
- The duty of care for your fish passes to you on receipt.