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Features of Akishiki and how to keep it

The Akinishiki does not have a dorsal fin like the Ranchu strain, and the rest of the goldfish inherits the characteristics of the Dutch Shishigashira. In this article, we would like to explain in detail the characteristics of the Akinishiki and how to keep it.

What is Akinishiki?


Akinishiki is,It does not have a dorsal fin like the Ranchu strain, and the rest of the goldfish has inherited the characteristics of the Dutch pond smelt.So, many of them are Dutch wrens without dorsal fins. The Dutch wren is more closely related to the Dutch wren than to the Ranchu, and many individuals have a firm mass of flesh. Also, individuals with Akishiki chintz tend to have a very well-defined red and white coloration. The Akishiki itself is not well known among goldfish breeds, so it tends to be favored by experts.

Origin of Akinishiki

Akinishiki is,In 1892 (Meiji 25), Kichigoro Akiyama I started to breed the dorsal-finless Holland pond snail by crossing the Ranchu with the Holland pond snail. After 10 years of work, the Aki-Nishiki was announced as a new variety in 1900.It is said that Shinnosuke Matsubara named it after Kichigoro Akiyama, and named it Akinishiki. After a long time, it was said to have become extinct due to the fires of World War II and the confusion that ensued. Later, Mr. Kichigoro Akiyama III and Mr. Yazo Akiyama worked on restoring it and were able to produce an individual that looked very similar to Akinishiki. Mr. Yoshio Hirooka of Kawanishi City, Osaka Prefecture, has devoted 22 years since 1956 to the restoration of Akinishiki, and his efforts were published in Dr. Yoshikazu Matsui's book, "Color Books: Goldfish". He continued to make efforts to maintain the strain. Later, Mr. Takeyoshi Mukaizaka of Hohai-gun, Aichi Prefecture, also devoted himself to creating his own Aki-Nishiki. Today, most of the Akinishiki in circulation are produced by Fukami Fish Farm in Yatomi City, Aichi Prefecture. Mitsuharu Fukami and Yasunori Fukami maintain the strain.

How to enjoy Akinishiki


How to enjoy Akinishiki,The dorsal finless part, which is a characteristic of the Ranchu strain, and the beautiful tail fin and fleshy mass on top of the head of the Dutch Shishigashira are well balanced. If you want to enjoy them, I recommend that you view them from the side (side view) in an aquarium.By viewing the fish from the side, you can enjoy the individual characteristics of each fish, from the head with its well-developed mass of flesh to the back without a dorsal fin and the beautiful tail fin. The chintz and other body colors can also be enjoyed in addition to the above. If you enjoy looking at them from the top, you can observe the balance between the left and right sides of the body, which is not so obvious when looking at them from the side.

Points to keep in mind when mixing swimmers

When mixing goldfish with other goldfish and other species, there is sometimes uncertainty as to what species is good and what species is not. First,There is no general prohibition against this or that when mixing goldfish with other species.Therefore, depending on the personality and environment of the goldfish you keep, even species that are said to be bad for each other may get along well with each other. However, there is also the matter of compatibility between goldfish. If you put incompatible goldfish together, there is a high possibility that they will fight or that only one of them will monopolize the food. However, as I explained in the beginning, there is no prohibition for goldfish to mix with each other, so if you want to mix them, you may do so. Now, I will explain the goldfish that are compatible with Ranchu and those that are not.

Compatible goldfish

Goldfish that go well with Akinishiki are Dutch-type goldfish such as the Dutch lionhead and Azumanishiki.Since the Akishiki is a breed that develops head flesh, we recommend that you use a Dutch type goldfish, which also tends to develop head flesh, so that you can compare the head flesh that develops as it grows.

Incompatible goldfish

Goldfish that are incompatible with Akinishiki are Japanese goldfish, such as Wakin (Japanese goldfish) and Comet (Japanese goldfish).Many Japanese goldfish are agile and grow large in a short period of time. If you mix Akinishiki with Japanese goldfish, please be aware that Akinishiki may be eaten by other Japanese goldfish, and the difference in body size may cause them to move apart.

Points to keep in mind when keeping Akishiki


Akinishiki is,Although the method of keeping them is not much different from that of the Dutch pond smelt, the reality is that there are fewer people keeping them compared to the major breeds. Therefore, those who are interested in keeping them need to find out how to keep them on their own.In most cases, Akinishiki is distributed in very small quantities and is handled only by a few specialty stores, so we recommend that you ask the shopkeeper if it is in stock. The most interesting thing about Akishiki is that it is not yet in its finished form. Originally, the Akishiki was created as a Dutch Shishigashira without a dorsal fin, but due to its tortuous history, it is said that it has not yet reached its perfected form, so if you are interested in trying it, please try breeding it.