lionhead goldfish

Lionheads were bred in China to depict the image of the mythical Chinese lion-dog (the shishi, in Japanese legend). They were introduced to Japan from China during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Japanese produced lionheads with more rounded back profiles, modified tails and diminished size of the headgrowth.

The lionhead is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish. This fish is the precursor to the ranchu


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