Goldfish

The Goldfish is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish in the world. It is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes.

It is comparatively a small member of the carp family. And it is native to east Asia. This species was first selectively bred in China more than a thousand years ago. And several other distinct breeds have been developed since then.

Pearlscale Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet, Breeding & Uses

The Pearlscale goldfish is a fancy goldfish variety. It is a spherical-bodied fish and also known as Chinshurin in Japanese. It is one of the most recent additions to the fancy goldfish family and was originated in the early 1900s. The Pearlscale goldfish are similar in appearance to the Fantail goldfish at first glance. But …

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Butterfly Tail Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet, Breeding & Uses

The Butterfly Tail goldfish is a variety of goldfish which is also known as Butterfly telescope. It is a native Chinese goldfish that was brought to Japan in the early 1980s. It is actually not known how this variety came to exist. It is easily distinguished by the butterfly-shaped caudal fins when viewed from above. …

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Izumo Nankin Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet & Uses

The Izumo Nankin goldfish originated from Japan, sometime between 1748 and 1750 in the area of modern-day Shimane Prefecture. It is a rare breed of goldfish and native to southwestern Japan. Currently it is very difficult to source individuals outside it’s native country Japan. But it is commonly available there. There are many fanciers of …

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Bubble Eye Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet, Breeding & Uses

The Bubble Eye goldfish is a distinguished variety of small goldfish. It is a fancy goldfish variety and raised mainly for ornamental purposes. As the name suggests, this variety has a versatile feature of two big fluid-filled sacs under the eyes. These fish are dorsal-less, and have a clean back. The eye bubbles generally match …

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Celestial Eye Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet, Breeding & Uses

The Celestial Eye goldfish is a fancy goldfish that has a breed-defining pair of telescope eyes which are turned upwards, pupils gazing skyward. It is a double-tailed breed and also known as Choten Gan and Stargazer. These fish were first appeared as a direct mutation of the Telescope goldfish in the eighteenth century. Competing traditions …

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Lionhead Goldfish: Characteristics, Diet, Breeding & Uses

The Lionhead goldfish are among the most popular fancy goldfish varieties. They are highly popular mainly because of their bright colors and the mane-like growths around their neck. This breed is one of the oldest of the dorsal-less goldfish varieties and actually originated in China around the 1600s. The Lionhead goldfish was further refined into …

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