Fancy Goldfish Gallery
Here are some of my favourite fancy goldfish pictures - amazing fish. Some people dislike fancy goldfish - I think they are amazing (very difficult to get good ones in the UK).
Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Ranchu
Red Cap Lionhead
Triple Colour Oranda
Black and White with Red Cap
Black and White Oranada
Last edited by yanton; 02-20-2008 at 09:43 PM.
I have a group of the broadtail moors, they are stunning. You could call them veiltail moors, but the hobby when moors call them broadtail instead.
I also have some fantastic calico veiltails, and some nice ranchu. But the fish I am looking for most of all are calico ranchu or calico lionheads (lionheads tend to have a straighter back, ranchu have more curved backs).
you ever had any fancy goldfish breed / lay eggs Yanton?
I cant they are my cup of tea, but i used to say that about Blood Parrots and now i have 8 of them and have bought a 5x2x2 partly because of them!
My fave pic is the Black and White with Red Cap.
The Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Ranchu look like a couple of grumpy old gits, lol
Its all about taste eh?
They often have a chase around the tank and scatter eggs, but i have no intention of having a breeding programme as i do not have outdoor ponds, just a few large aquariums. I just keep them for the joy of it. my veiltails are gorgeous fish.
not quite as gorgeous as my avatar though ...
i have 4 fancy gold fish to moores 1 veil tail and a lion head
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i like the black n whites
Aye, best team in the Premiership.
Originally Posted by telboy
I really don't like those fish, don't think it's right breeding fish to have lumps and bumps on their head etc. But each to their own.
That black and white Oranda is simply stunning! Have any going/know anybody who does???? And those cherry blossom ranchu's have such a cute gormy look on their faces!
Tasha, welcome back - where have you been ... how is the school tank project?
If you add a thread in the members intros section we can all communicate better
Jess, it is really hard to get ones as nice as those, the best ones are retained in china and japan.
but there is hope. we have a new importer in the UK who seems to have sourced some higher quality fancy goldfish: http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.u...il99_91215.php
I am getting some calico ranchu from him soon.
Here is his list as of today:
Red & White Fantail
Red Cap White Goldfish
Black Butterfly Goldfish
Ranchu Red & White
Oranda Red & White
Oranda Red Cap
Ryukin Red & White
Crown Pearl Scale
Pearl Scale Goldfish
Bubble eyes Red & White
Telescopic Eyes Asst
B Grade Koi
Last edited by yanton; 02-21-2008 at 09:23 AM.
In asia they keep fancy goldfish with Discus and datinodies.
Originally Posted by yanton
Thanks alot dude, I'm not really bothered if theyre the best or not, I just liked the black and whites and fancy keeping some when the piranhas have moved out of their growout. Cheers for the link. Please let me know how you recieve yours when you get them!!
few home pics
wish i was good with a camera (give me a keyboard anyday). sorry about the quality, i go near the tank and they think its feeding time and dont stop moving ...
Your gonna get me keeping fancies if you don't stop Yanton!
Nice fish yanton!
I like fancy goldfish if they are healthy. I have lots of goldfish but they are all commons and comets.
Simply stunning pics, great specimens.
How cute are those fancies?
Great link, looking for calico ryukin/fantails
they are all really nice fish the black and white oranda is stunning i have 7 fancy goldfish at the moment my favourite being a chocolate coloured moor i will try to get a pic up.
Tasha where are you i know of two places in london who sell really nice fancy GF.
im from brighton i love fancys i wana get a panda moore
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hello i am a new member. i have recently brought a fish tank for cold water fish it has been set up for 2 days just wondered if any one could tell me how long i should leave it before adding any fish and how many fish should be added at a time
Welcome! I suggest going into the Koi, Fancy Goldfish & Ponds main forum and start a thead? You might get more support and quicker, just state what you have already stated on this thread, if that makes sense?
to be honest im not keen on any of the bubble eye varieties but apart from those they're stunning
Originally Posted by Natalie
Hello Natalie and welcome
Thats how we all started out, some of us have gone back to our roots
There are many factors to consider when setting up a tank, in a nut shell, if you have added de-chlorinator then the fish can be added after a couple of days.
What size is your tank? does it have a filter?
It takes around 6 weeks for a coldwater setup to go through the whole Nitrogen cycle. The ammonia and nitrite will rise and fall during this time. This causes a little bit of stress to the fish. If you ask the LFS or a friend for some old aquarium gravel (just a handful) to kick start the bacteria in the Nitrogen process.
It is important to keep the water aerated 24-7, only feed the fish every other day, just a pinch, not the 2 minute rule on most food packets.
After around 4-5 weeks you can start to feed every day.
I would only start with two small fish, goldfish are gregarious, they appreciate the company. If its a small tank, stick to fancies, they do not require as much space to swim.
Bubble eyes come into their own when viewed from above. Many are reared in shallow bowls/tanks.
Originally Posted by bluboy
i know that often hey can look beautiful, however i think that it is a bit cruel on the fish.. but i dont want to start a big debate on bubble eyes or hijack mr yantons thread
I have just joined this forum, loving the pics, will upload my own when i figure out how...
I have just one fancy at the moment, think she is a cross between a veiltail and a red cap, as she has a small and unpronounced red cap but the body, fins and tail of a veiltail- red cap and white/silver body. she doesn't look anything like other red caps i've seen.
I bought her a brand new 60ltr tank today so would like to add a few more, i'm thinking just one or two to start with, I've had a couple of black moors previously with her but they died of whitespot (my current fish must be pretty hardy as she got really sick but then pulled through and 3 months later seems fine). Any advise of what sort of fish she would get along with best and how many others you think i should add. I also live in Brighton and have visited 4 shops and can't find any other suitable fancy goldfish anyone know of any good breeder?
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