Thursday, 25 March 2010

Lionhead Goldfish

Lionhead is one type of freshwater fish are unique that native from asia exactly in China and was introduced into Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries. As the name suggests, we can interpret this fish has a head like a lion that is hooded. Lionhead is before Ranchu goldfish species appear.

About Lionhead

Lionhead, the fish that have hoods or special headgrowth and fatty cheeks give discrete from this freshwater fish species. The headgrowth fully covers the head, cheeks and gill plates of the fish. The headgrowth of the lionhead typically requires about 1 year for development and patches of the headgrowth are periodically shed. For the body shape, Lionhead has a short body, depth, back straight or curved and does not have dorsal fins, short fins, and Lionhead has a double tail fins. Lionhead can grow about up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) in length. Their scales can be metallic, nacreous or matte. They come in a variety of coloration. Sometimes Lionhead are sensitive to low water temperatures and should live in the aquarium with prefer water temperatures above 60 ° F