Category Archives for Pondfish

Nishikigoi-Fancy Koi

Koi are carp (Cyphnus carpio) and were first mentioned in Japan some 1600 years ago, when coloured varieties were kept for decoration in ponds. Over the years these fishes have been more fully developed by careful breeding and selection, to … Continue reading

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Coldwater Fishes

Golden Orfe (Idusidus) This fish is lively and provides a lot of interest in the pond. If kept as a single fish or in a single pair it is shy and rarely seen, but in a shoal it is much … Continue reading

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Fishes for garden ponds

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One of the most exciting aspects of the garden pond is the livestock that it can support. Of these, the most spectacular and interesting are the fishes, which provide a continuous movement and sparkle that people of all ages find … Continue reading

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Common Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Some authorities claim that it was due to the high mineral content of the water in some volcanic areas of China and Japan that the black pigment in some fishes was lost, leaving only a gold colour. From these fishes … Continue reading

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Shubunkin

These are sometimes called Harlequin or Speckled Goldfishes, and are developed from the Common Goldfish. The Shubunkin has transparent scales that are not shiny, as the fish lacks reflective tissue and has no metallic gleam, so it appears scaleless. This … Continue reading

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Fantail Fish

This fish is also known as the Fringetail, and is more rounded with a deeper body than the Shubunkin or the Common Goldfish, giving it an egg-shaped appearance. It should have no hump to the back, but form a good … Continue reading

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Comet Fish

Also known as a Longtail, this is one of the fastest and most graceful of the Goldfish varieties. It is similar to the Shubunkin, but the longer caudal fin is deeply forked and at least three-quarters the length of the … Continue reading

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Veiltail Fish

This Goldfish variety is sometimes also known as a Fringetail. It is noted for its body depth, which is more than half the body length, and the dorsal fin is three-quarters the body depth, which makes the fish egg-shaped. The … Continue reading

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Telescope Goldfish

This variety of the Common Goldfish is sometimes called the Pop-eyed Goldfish or Dragon Eyes. It can have either a metallic scaled skin or an opalescent transparent one. It has a short deep body, with in many cases a hump … Continue reading

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Moor or Black Moor Fish

Often called the Black Moor, this fish has much the appearance of a Veiltail in the shape of its body and the arrangement of the fins and drooping tail, and the eyes protrude like those of a Telescope; but the … Continue reading

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