Meet Ryukin the See-Through Goldfish

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by Matt Rogers, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Meet "ryukin" the see-through Goldfish created by Japanese scientists. Thanks to breeding pale-skinned 'mutant' hatchery Goldfish together, they succeeded in creating a Goldfish without pigments in the scales and skin - making the major organs such as the heart and brain visible to the naked eye. Perhaps future owners will be able to tell when they are overfeeding their fish? Or they can just gross-out their friends.

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    "A photo released by Mie University shows the see-through 'ryukin' goldfish, whose beating heart can be seen through translucent scales and skin.
     
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  3. yamaharider73

    yamaharider73 Kole Tang

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    Thats a neat but ULGY fish IMPO. I wouldnt want one but neat to look at.
     
  4. fantails

    fantails Plankton

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    I would like to know at what temp do you keep your fantails at? You have a really cool fish. Michael
     
  5. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    Creepy fish
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Eeeewwww I don't like that at all!! lol!
     
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  9. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    For some reason the name brings back memories of Street Fighter...

    Cool fish:)
     
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  10. Barbarossa

    Barbarossa Sea Dragon

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    Why are people so cruel to goldfish. Bubbles under the eyes, giant bellies that fill with air until they swim upside down, and now transparent ones which I am sure will be plagued with issues. Not to mention, the normal ones are used as feeders or given to children at fairs so the unfortunate fish can die a painful death.
     
  11. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    People are cruel to each other as well.