BREEDS

While you can find hundreds of Goldfish varieties around the world, here are some of the more popular ones you’ll find at pet stores.

Black Moor

Unlike other fancy goldfish types, this breed is extremely enduring and can make good pets for new fishkeepers.

BubbleEye

One of the most fragile goldfish types and probably the slowest swimmers.

Celestial

Nicknamed “stargazers” because their eyes are locked upward.

Comet

Bred in the United States, the Comet goldfish is more playful and active than most other goldfish breeds.

Fantail

One of the hardiest fancy varieties, Fantail goldfish are recognizable for their split caudal fin.

LionHead

Lacking a fin on their back (dorsal fin), Lionheads swim very slowly.

Oranda

Like Lionheads, Orandas also have unique head growth called “wen.”

Ryukin

These fish are hardy and a good choice for beginners. Ryukins are known for the large hump behind their heads.

Shubunkin

Known for their calico pattern, Shubunkins are very resilient and make a good first pet for new fish owners.

Telescope

Aptly named for their protruding eyes. Be careful with sharp decorations.

Veiltail

Gorgeous, delicate and can be rather rare.

ENVIRONMENTS

Considering some goldfish can grow to be over a foot long, the more space they have, the better. We recommend our 20-gallon aquarium, or at the very least our Tetra 10-gallon tank.

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