Category: Goldfish Varieties

Black Moor

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

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...

Shukin Goldfish

The Shukin is Ranchu-like goldfish developed from Ranchu and Oranda at the end of the 19th century in Japan. The Shukin has a body shaped like long type of Ranchu. But it also has a long tail fin like the Oranda.Shukins come in red,...

Tamasaba or Sabao Goldfish

The Tamasaba or Sabao is an uncommon Japanese variety of goldfish with a body shaped similar to the Ryukin or a Fantail and a very long, flowing, single tail that is similar to that of a mackerel, hence its other name, Mackerel Tail. This attractive and strong goldfish variety...

Nymph Goldfish

The Nymph goldfish is a breed of goldfish closely related to the Fantail and Veiltail breeds. Nymphs are rarely bred on purpose, but are instead the product of recessive genes being passed down from Veiltail or Fantail parents. Unlike the...

Black Moor Goldfish

  The Black Moor is known for it’s telescoping eyes and obscene physical body traits. It is one of the most popular goldfish in the aquarium industry. It’s important to urge some very important topics...

Lionhead Goldfish

The lionhead is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish. This fish is the precursor to the ranchu. The tremendous hood or headgrowth and fat cheeks of lionheads give them a facial appearance similar to canine puppies.The “wen” (Chinese term for headgrowth) fully covers the head, cheeks...

Lionchu Goldfish

The Lionchu Goldfish is a cross breed between the Ranchu goldfish and the Lionhead goldfish. Their type is Twin Tail goldfish. An adult can grow to about 6″ (inches), and they live between 7...

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