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Below you will find some Watonai (pronounced WA-town-eye).  Watonai are as hardy as wakin but have larger, broader tails.  It is a very old variety which is seldom seen today.  To be honest, I do not think that anyone else is breeding them now.  However, if you want a strong, hardy goldfish which can fend for itself in outdoor ponds and still have a broad fancy tail, nothing beats a watonai.  The tail fin is nearly as wide as the body is long.

Watonai may have been first described in English by Dr. Shinnosuke Matsubara, Director of the Imperial Fisheries Institute, Tokyo, in his paper Goldfish and Their Culture in Japan. The paper was presented and published in the 1908 Proceedings of the International Fisheries Congress, Washington, D.C., Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries 4: 381-397.  These proceedings also include a beautiful color lithograph of a watonai.  Matsubara says the watonai was first created by crossing a ryukin with a wakin.  Watonai were also mentioned by Dr. Yoshiichi Matsui, Professor of Fish Culture, Kinki University, Japan, in his 1972 Goldfish Guide which was republished by T.F.H. in 1981. Dr. Matsui also referred to them as “Long-Bodied Ribbontail”.

Since watonai were no longer available, I went back to the original cross to recreate them.  In that first batch of about a thousand offspring, less than a dozen individuals stood out as superior to the rest and with all the desired characteristics.  We grew these to adult and now have several generations of offspring.  In 2010, we introduced a calico watonai, a yellow watonai in 2012 and pastel orange/peach in 2014.

All of these goldfish were born on our farm, each one is different and the individual in the photos is the individual you receive.  To order, just send an e-mail to Goldfish@RainGarden.US and let us know the item number to the left of the photos.  To the right of the photos, you will see a column with the price of the fish.  Farther to the right is a separate column with the shipping cost for one or more fish of that variety and size.  We will confirm the shipping cost when responding to your e-mail.
 

item click photos for a larger view variety size price USA flat-rate shipping inv
1015 watonai

(male)

body 3.6" total 6.3" $60 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3d
1019 watonai

(female)

body 3.3" total 5.5" $60 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3d
1021 watonai

(male)

body 3.5" total 5.7" $60 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3d
1088 watonai

(male)

body 4.4" total 7.9" $110 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-5a
1092 watonai

(male)

body 5.0" total 8.7" $90 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-5a
1375 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 4.5" total 7.5" $50 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1377 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 4.2" total 6.7" $60 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1378 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 4.0" total 6.7" $70 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1380 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 3.8" total 6.4" $60 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1381 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 3.2" total 5.2" $60 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for  2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1382 watonai

(female)

(color -  peach)

body 3.3" total 5.4" $60 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for  2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

F-5
1496 watonai

(male)

body 5.0" total 8.8" $60 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

S-14a
1596 watonai

(female)

body 5.0" total 8.8" $90 shipping

$45 for 1

$60 for 2 of this size

N-3c
1597 watonai

(male)

body 3.4" total 6.2" $70 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3c
1598 watonai

(female)

body 3.0" total 5.6" $70 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3c
1599 watonai

(male)

body 2.7" total 5.0" $70 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3c
1600 watonai

(female)

body 2.6" total 4.9" $70 shipping

$30 for 1

$45 for 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

N-3c
1605 watonai

(male)

body 3.9" total 6.4" $90 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

B-9
1606 watonai

(male)

body 3.7" total 6.0" $90 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

B-9
1607 watonai

(male)

body 4.0" total 6.9" $70 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

B-9
1608 watonai

(male)

body 3.9" total 6.1" $70 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

B-9
1609 watonai

(female)

body 3.5" total 5.3" $70 shipping

$45 for 1 or 2

$60 for 3 or 4 of this size

B-9
             
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