The Lion head is another of the fancy goldfish with a hooded head. Bred in China, they developed it to resemble the mythical Chinese lion-dog. Its known for this distinctive red colored head gear.
Lion head goldfish are not recommended for the beginner. Essentially, they need some special care and considerations for environment. For some Lion heads, the head gear grows so large it starts to impede the eyesight and the gills. You will want to make sure that the water is super-oxygenated and that there are no decorations or plants in the way of their clumsy maneuvering.
The lack of a stabilizing dorsal fin is a trait that is also seen in the Bubble Eye and the Celestial Eye Goldfish.
History of the lion head gold fish
This goldfish was bred in China to develop a “hood” that depicts the image of the mythical Chinese lion-dog. The distinctive raspberry or lion’s mane appearance of the Chinese Lion head Goldfish has led to its common name ‘Lion head’ Goldfish. The amount of head growth differs for each individual fish. For some, the broad head, except for its eyes, mouth and nostrils, can become completely covered with the fleshy growth, which can sometimes even impede its vision. Other Lion head Goldfish will develop hardly any head growth at all.
Here’s some features that’ll make you buy the Lion head goldfish.
- Relatively easy to maintain freshwater aquarium fish
- Make your aquarium look beautiful with these fish
- Feeds on basic flake food
- Civilized and peaceful. Will not attack other fish