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 curve. The height of the dorsal fin should be about half the body depth and held stiffly; the caudal fin has well-forked twin fins, so that viewed from behind it looks like an inverted Y. The colour is red-gold and the body shiny or with a pearly sheen.

Goldfish plant at U.S. Botanic Garden

Goldfish plant at U.S. Botanic Garden (Photo credit: Gardening in a Minute)

It is not too hardy and during the winter months it should be lifted from the pond and moved indoors to a frost-free situation where the water can be kept at a temperature of 10-16°C (50-60°F). These attractive fish are noted for their long flowing tails and large rounded bodies.

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08. February 2012 by admin
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