Jikin 9-10cm Fancy Goldfish (Picked at Random)
The Jikin is a Japanese variety which has become popular with UK breeders. They are white with six red points — lips, dorsal, pectoral, ventral, anal and caudal fins. Red is often seen on the gill plates and underbelly, but this may go unseen as these fish are meant to be judged from above.
The other characteristic is the split four-lobed tail the Japanese call a peacock tail.
It’s evident that the Jikin’s colour pattern develops more than many other goldfish varieties and some can lose much red body coloration as they age. This may also explain why the Japanese breeders prefer to spawn with older fish.