shubunkin

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shubunkin

(ʃʊˈbʌŋkɪn)
n
(Animals) a multicoloured goldfish, Carassius auratus, with black spots and red patches
[Japanese: shu vermilion + bun portion + kin gold]
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They also keep a wide range of coldwater fish for tanks and ponds including Golden Orfe, Blue Orfe, Goldfish, Shubunkins, all kinds of Oranda, Tench Etc You will also find 180 tanks of tropical fish from standard community fish to more unusual varieties.
The stolen fish are Koi Carp and Shubunkins, some of which the owner, a man aged in his 70s, had owned for more than 15 years.
Other suitable fish for ponds include shubunkins and golden comet.
Other suitable fish for ponds include shubunkins sure that your garden is secure, as large or well-coloured specimens are extremely valuable.
Where would you expect to find shubunkins, comets and golden orfe?
The author's photographs take us on a journey through a pond's ecosystem, from box turtles to shubunkins (members of the goldfish family) to water lilies.
There are over 100 varieties, but the Common Goldfish is most common - hence its catchy name - then Comets and Shubunkins.
One of the star attractions will be Bristol shubunkins, a speciality fish among some of the breeders and society members.
The current stock, an assortment of goldfish, mirror carps, shubunkins and other species, are believed to have been put there by members of the public.
The bird had obviously decided that the carp were too big for a meal, and it swam off in the direction of a large raft of goldfish and shubunkins near to the shallow end of the pool.
[bar] LIFE ABOUNDS: Koy carp in the pond, left, and purple irises in bloom, above; inset: popular species shubunkin and golden comet