|Name: Carassius auratus|
Family: Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
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The Ranchu Goldfish is a rare pond fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It also appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as an event fish that was available during Fishing Tourney: Elegant Aquarium in August 2020.
In New Horizons
In Pocket Camp
Donating to the museum
In New Horizons
When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:
"The ranchu goldfish is a charming relative of the goldfish with a bumpy head and stout, round body. They have ordinary heads when born, but develop impressive rectangular heads after about three years. Supposedly their head shape changes depending on factors like the size of their tank... So ranchu goldfish enthusiasts aim to raise perfectly shaped specimens and work hard to achieve this. Of course, no one asks the ranchu goldfish themselves what shape they want their heads to be..."
The Ranchu Goldfish can be found in the tank immediately to the right of the entrance to the fish section of the museum.
The Ranchu, (jap.: Katakana: ランチュウ; Kanji: 蘭鋳, 蘭虫 or 卵虫, literally "Dutch worm") is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish developed in Japan. It is referred to as the "king of goldfish" by the Japanese.
The modern-day ranchu is a Japanese development of the lionhead. They are the direct outcome of crossbreeding experiments of different Chinese lionhead specimens.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.
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