The Comet Goldfish, thought to have originated from the state of Washington in the late 1800s, comes in several variations, the most popular being the orange metallic comet whose color shows well in goldfish ponds. Other variations come in an array of calicos; calico varieties like the red and silver sarassa comet. Many of the color combination come in colors like, red and white, black and orange, yellow, red, black and of course goldfish orange.The comet goldfish is similar to the common goldfish types and is often mistaken for it, but the comet has a more slender body with more noticeable and elongated fins; especially the caudal fin, which is more than half to three-quarter the size of its own body. The caudal fin will also be much more pointed on its ends compared to the common goldfish. The comet goldfish will also have two pectoral fins and pelvic fins; while the dorsal fin, anal fin and caudal fin will be single.
By: Tim Winter