|* Egg shaped body
* Head well defined with a terminal mouth
* All fins are double except for the dorsal fin
* Dorsal fin is one half the depth of the body and declines steeply towards the caudal peduncle
* It has a paired caudal fin, each forked, with the top lobes being closer together then the bottom lobes
Fantails are native to China and were
the first type of goldfish produced
for the tropical fish industry many
thousands of years ago. The earliest
reports of these fish were in the Sung
Dynasty (960-1126AD). The areas where
goldfish are found in china are indicated
on the map.
FEEDING:Gold fish should not be fed more
then 2 to 3 times a day. Each
feeding should only be a small amount.
The best thing to feed goldfish is Goldfish
flake food because it has all the vitamins
the fish needs. Live foods can also be fed
to Goldfish as a Treat.
|This is a picture depicting the difference between male and female Goldfish. As a note males will often get tubercles on their gill covers and fins. These are often mistaken for ICH or white spot disease.|