Category: 30+ Goldfish Varieties

30+ Varieties of Goldfish

If you want to know how to identify what type of goldfish you have, you need to look at its features. Here are some unique features that make identifying your goldfish simple. There are hundreds of types of goldfish, many that have been cross bred which take on a mix of different features.

Some of the most common varieties

By: Tim Winter


The common goldfish 2

The common goldfish is a breed of goldfish with no other differences from its living ancestor, the Prussian carp, other than its color and shape. Goldfish are a form of domesticated wild carp and are a close relative of koi. Most...


Bristol Shubunkin Goldfish

Bristol Shubunkins are somewhat of a long broad-bodied goldfish with well-developed finnage possessing a tail that is exaggeratingly large, moderately forked, and rounded at the end making a shape similar to that of a heart or the...


American Shubunkin Goldfish

American Shubunkins also called “Japanese Shubunkins” have a slimmer body shape than the London Shubunkin with deeply forked, pointed tail fins, and longer finnage all around. They are the mostly seen types of shubunkins and the...


Shubunkin Goldfish

Shubunkins are similar to the common goldfish and comet goldfish in appearance. They were first bred in Japan, from crossbreeding the calico telescope eye goldfish (Demekins), comet goldfish, and the common goldfish c. 1900. They have streamlined bodies with well-developed...


Bubble Eye Goldfish

The Bubble Eye is a small variety of fancy goldfish with upward-pointing eyes that are accompanied by two large fluid-filled sacs. It is a dorsal-less fish – good specimens will have a clean back and eye bubbles that match...


Goldfish (disambiguation)

The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the Prussian carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is native to East Asia....


Tosakin goldfish

After the heavy bombing of Japan during World War Two only six Tosakin goldfish had survived. Jeremy Gay finds out more. Few people will have heard of the Tosakin and, to date, very few...

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