The Oranda fancy Goldfish comes in many colours, most often orange, red and red/white.
You can tell it’s an Oranda by the large fleshy growth on it’s head that can sometimes cover everything but it’s eyes.
The most popular Oranda Goldfish is the Red Cap Oranda.
Watch: Amazing Red Cap Oranda Goldfish
4) Pearlscale Goldfish
With it’s round body, short fins and thick domed scales that look like pearls this Goldfish is a great example of selective breeding.
The Pearlscale Fancy Goldfish type can grow up to 8 inches and is very prone to swimbladder disease as a result of it’s inability to keep a normal position in the water. Because of this it’s not recommended for beginners.
Watch: Large Pearlscale Goldfish
5) Ryukin Goldfish
The Ryukin is very popular with beginners becuase it’s very hardy and easy to care for. However, it can become aggressive to other fancy Goldfish types because of it’s large size.
Most Ryukin will have a pointed head, with long or short fins and a large hump just behind it’s head.
Watch: Ryukin Goldfish Tank
6) Sabao Goldfish
The Sabao Goldfish is an uncommon fancy goldfish type, but it is very beautiful if you can find one.
They are strong, hardy and great for ponds or large aquariums. The Sabao’s typical colours are solid red and red/white.
Watch: Goldfish Dream Sabao
7) Shubunkin Goldfish
The Shubunkin Fancy Goldfish looks very similar to the Comet Goldfish.
Most Shubunkin’s have shimmering scales with a calico colouring that includes red, gold, black, white and sometimes blue and purple.
Shubunkin’s that contain more blue are considered the most valuable.
Watch: Shubunkin goldfish
8) Veiltail Goldfish
The Veiltail Goldfish is one of the most beautiful fancy goldfish types you can find with its lengthy and graceful double tail. They are available in many colors and can have metallic shimmering scales.
Veiltails are not the best swimmers but they can be kept with less aggessive fancy Goldfish.
Watch: Veiltail goldfish
By Jack Dempsey|2017-04-27T09:01:10-06:00October 17th, 2016|Goldfish Care|Comments Off on 10 Most Popular Fancy Goldfish Types [Infographic]
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