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My daughter and I went out and bought what I think are Ryukin Goldfish but they are not as bulbous as the mature Ryukin I have seen. Do they develop that shape or are my Goldfish perhaps some other type?

I can add pictures when I get my camera back :)
 

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hard to say..theres different qualities..pet stock..show stock..etc.
they do fill out more as they get older.
 

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These are presumably just pet stock.

Fireballs...I hope so :)

Their names are Xavier and Franti and Franti has a red splotch on his forehead- maybe he has some kind of magic ability ;-D. On the other hand, Xavier had stripes down one side and is solid on the other- maybe he has power side!
 

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Ryukin goldfish have very round bodies along with a highly arched back.Fins are supposed to be as long as the body, depending on age of the fish.The lobes of the tail should be wide, with a deep indentation between the lobes.It would be nice to have a photo or two when you get a chance.Colours vary with most ryukins.Hope that helps you out.
 
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