There are many varieties of goldfish, the most
common are listed below.
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.
A graceful, fast swimming fish.
The Comet has larger fins than the common goldfish.
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.
A rounded body with a double trailing caudal fin.
The Veiltail is not really suited for the outdoor life.
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.
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.
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.