More Fantail Goldfish
More of a pictorial review of some mature American Fantails
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Fist-size fantails are definitely eye-catching specimens.
Fantails: Ah, the humble fantail goldfish -- an economical starter fish for many first-time aquarists. Fantails get a great deal of abuse, because their low price makes them available to people who know nada about keeping fishes alive. However, in spite of extreme adversity in their early years, some of these tough cookies survive and grow into impressive specimens.
Red Fantails: Severe nick in that dorsal, but not every fantail looks good upon your second inspection.
Other Side: Note the missing gill cover. This congenital defect will never repair itself. Still, he looks good at least half the time.
White Fantails: Not your average goldfish, white fantails add an excellent contrast to a tank of gold, calico, or black fantails. Lots of finnage on this exceptional specimen. True ryukins have a higher back and a higher dorsal fin. Good looking fish.
Black Moors: We called them redundant earlier because moor is an old word for black. Remember Othello? Never mind. This guy above has a huge fantail. You see a flash of orange on him. He’s actually solid black. The orange is a reflection from the flashbulb.
Chocolates: About half-way between a gold and black color, the chocolate and sometimes blues show up from time.
Size: Big fish always impress you. However, they can be hard to move. Note all the missing scale on this guy and all the tears in his tail. These moving wounds may or may not heal. If you carefully slide an one-gallon plastic bucket (ice cream container), you can capture large goldfish without harming them.
More Moving Info: When you catch these biggies in a net, they flop around a lot. Your tendency to put your hand underneath them increases the damage to their body -- note the missing scale.
Last Words: Expect to see more comments here as we encounter more fantails. LA
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