Archive for the ‘Goldfish Varieties’ Category

Probably the Biggest Goldfish in the World

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

In the South of France, a fisher has caught an enormous goldfish.

The fish weighs about 14 kg, and is  probably the biggest goldfish in the world.  The fisher, named Raphael Biagini, needed about 10 minutes to get the goldfish ashore.  Before he started fishing that day, some colleague fishers told him there’s a giant goldfish in the pond and that they have been trying to catch him the last six years.

“We didn’t know what bit in our fishing line, but we knew it was big.  The fish was a good fighter, but not good enough…” says Biagini.  Luckily the 30-year old fisher from Montpelier released the fish after a photo session.

I guess this beautiful goldfish’s quiet life is over now everyone knows where he is at…

Transparent Goldfish

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Japanese scientists created a transparent goldfish (besides a transparent frog). The goldfish’s scales are transparent, you can actually see its organs, muscles and even its beating heart. These “see-through” fish can reach the age of 20 and can have a size of about 10 inch and weigh about 5 pounds. Professor Masayuki Sumida from Hiroshima university explains the “Ryukin” fish was created by selecting and breeding.

Transparant goldfish are useful for scientific purposes, offering a realistic alternative for dissections.

Transparant goldfish

The Fantail Goldfish

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The fantail goldfish is a fancy goldfish, but it has more in common with non-fancy varieties.  It can survive and compete successfully alongside common, comet and shubunkin goldfish in ponds and aquariums.  It is also easy to breed, and an ideal fancy goldfish for beginners.


The Bubble Eye Goldfish

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Depending on one’s point of view, the bubble eye goldfish is either a freakish mutant, or one for the connoisseurs.  One thing everybody agrees on is that it is a very unusual goldfish.


The Oranda Goldfish

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

The oranda goldfish has been around for over 400 years, and is a fancy goldfish variety with long flowing fins, slow graceful movement, and what looks like a raspberry on its head.


The Shubunkin Goldfish

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The shubunkin has one of the most striking colour patterns of any goldfish variety.  There is a lot of variation but the base colour is blue, violet and/or pearl with patches and speckles of orange, gold, red, white, black, grey and/or brown.


The Comet Goldfish

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The comet goldfish is an ideal tank-mate for common goldfish, adding a little bit of the exotic without the drawbacks of other fancy goldfish.


The Black Moor Goldfish

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

The Black Moor is one of the most beautiful goldfish varieties. It has light wispy fins, black velvet scales, big round eyes, and a nicely proportioned body. Due to the fact it can’t swim fast, its smooth effortless movement is very relaxing to watch.

On top of all that it is relatively easy to keep and is a good goldfish to start with when moving towards fancy goldfish keeping.