Category: Goldfish Varieties

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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....

Watonai Goldish

Watonai are an older variety of goldfish that are rarely seen anymore. They’re well suited to ponds with their streamlined bodies and beautiful flowing tails. The watonai was originally developed long ago from a...

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...

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