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Goldfish - An Introduction to the Various Types
Published by Fishadmin on 1/8/2004 (24710 reads)
There are many varieties of goldfish, the most
common are listed below.

SHUBUNKIN
The hardiest of all goldfish.
The Shubunkin lives around 14 years, the London variety has a slimmer body and a shorter tail than the Bristol with it's rounder fins and more generous tail.

COMET
A graceful, fast swimming fish.
The Comet has larger fins than the common goldfish.

FANTAIL
A fish with an egg shaped body with double tail and anal fins
The Fantail lives around 13 years and comes in a range of colours. It is the Western version of the Japanese Ryukin.

VEILTAIL
A rounded body with a double trailing caudal fin.
The Veiltail is not really suited for the outdoor life.

LIONHEAD
A pimply raspberry like head growth gives this it's name.
The Lionhead has the body of the Veiltail with the finnage of the Fantail. This fish requires good aeration.

ORANDA
Similar to the Lionhead with a less pronounced mane.
The Oranda was developed from the Lionhead and Veiltail, it has a more distinctive dorsal fin and more flowing finnage.

TELESCOPIC-EYED MOOR
Jet black with telescopic eyes and double tailed.
This fish is short sighted and should be kept in an aquarium. It requires careful feeding, including algae. It prefers a temperature range of 18-21°C.
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sadie
Posted: 25/2/2005 21:05  Updated: 25/2/2005 21:05
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 Telescopic fish
I have a telescopic fish but it is not black it is bronze what is it Help Thanks Sadie
SammiGal
Posted: 26/4/2005 18:29  Updated: 26/4/2005 18:29
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From: Isle of Coll
Posts: 41
 Re: Telescopic fish
i have one too, n mine insnt a moore, it was referred to as a telescopic eyed goldfish and mine is white, orange wit black tipped tails, although ive never seen a full black one all i have seen are mostly orange and white, occasionally with black tipped fins!
Goldy
Posted: 27/2/2006 17:05  Updated: 16/3/2007 9:41
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From: Cheshire
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 Re: Telescopic fish
A bronze telescope fish Sadie
Les_the_Fish
Posted: 14/2/2007 14:11  Updated: 14/2/2007 14:11
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From: Isle of Wight
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 Re: Telescopic fish
Sadie, your bronze coloured telescope eye is a black moor. Moors have a habit of starting off black and gradually changing to bronze or even deep gold colour. There is a school of thought that suggests that their black colouration can be maintained by keeping them in cooler, slightly darker conditions.
Goldy
Posted: 16/3/2007 9:37  Updated: 16/3/2007 9:37
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 Re: Telescopic fish
Tell me about it my beautiful blackmoor change to gold still think she is lovely either colour
fleur810
Posted: 4/2/2010 19:29  Updated: 4/2/2010 19:29
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From: Shropshire
Posts: 8
 Re: Telescopic fish
My black moor is now black at the top and gold at the bottom, he was all black when i got him many years ago.
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