Fantail Goldfish

Fantail - Red & White
Fantail - Red & White
Fantail - Red & White
Fantail – Red & White

One of the more popular varieties of goldfish is the Fantail Goldfish. Popular because of their good looks and relatively cheap price, these fish are purchased for both indoor and outdoor subjects.

Fantails feature a wide varieties of colour from reds to whites, calico to black. Fantails feature an egg shaped body (much like a Nymph) but a true specimen will have a split tail. Their head is rounded whilst their body is of a similar height and width. All of their fins are paired except the dorsal fin.

The Fantail Goldfish is very popular amongst cold water aquarists, and are reasonably durable as far as goldfish breeds go. Nitrates should be kept low and PH should be around 7.5.

Fantails can be kept in a bowl, aquarium or outside in a pond.

Common Name: Fantail

Scientific Name: Carassius auratus 

Minimum Tank Size: 30L

Suitable for Ponds: YES

Diet: Omnivore – Flake, Pellet, Frozen, Vegetables

Max Size: 20cm

Life Span: 10 – 20 years

Temperament: Peaceful, social

Compatible with:

  • Same species : YES
  • Peaceful fish : YES
  • Semi-Aggressive : NO
  • Shrimps, Crabs, Yabbies, Snails: YES
  • Plants: YES/NO – Goldfish will eat many kinds of aquatic plants. Suggest Anubias plants for long term success

Substrate Type: Any – A medium-sized gravel works best.

Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting

Temperature: 10-24C

Range ph: 7.0-8.0

Hardness Range: 5 – 19 dGH

Strata: Visits all areas