Surrey-based goldfish specialist Star Fisheries holds its first Open Day of the goldfish season on Sunday, October 20.
Star tells us: "We have lots new fish including rare breeds and colours and there will be some truly spectacular fish available for purchase on the day."
From China, there's the new "Oranchu", an Oranda/Ranchu cross, which is making its first visit to the UK. Plus short- and long-tail Ryukin, all colours, including some very nice one-off colours, Orandas all colours, Pom-pons, Celestials, Bubble-eyes — including "Panda" black and white — Lionheads, panda Oranda, panda Butterfly, tri-colour Ryukin and tri-colour Butterfly, Wakin, Moors and Telescopes — all colours — golf ball Pearlscales, crown Pearlscales, bubblehead Pearlscale, Butterflies, Fantails, Ranchu — all colours including chocolate, metallic blue and much more.
From the UK there will be Bristol and London Shubunkin, calico Veiltail, red Veiltail, yellow and yellow/black short tail goldfish, broadtail Moors, plus others — and also specialist UK bred award winning top quality Ranchu from Jin Chu Kai, bred by Andrew James, who Star rates as probably the best breeder of Ranchu in Europe.
Goldfish from Japan include top view Ranchu from three famous breeders including Kazuo Suzuki, also Nankin, Tokai Nishiki, Osaka Ranchu, Ryukin, Hamanishiki, Tosakin, and Jikin.
From Thailand there will be black Ranchu and black Oranda, as well as others of different colours.
The Open Day takes place from 10am-3pm. Parking is free.
Star Fisheries is at 94A Benhill Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3RX. Tel. 0208 915 0455.
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