Animal Stories - Fantail Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Fantail Goldfish

The Fantail is a show goldfish with one main distinguishing feature--a split, or double, tailfin!
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Sarah - 2006-10-01
... Hey, Last night I got two Fantail goldfish. Well at least I think they are fantails because of the distinct split tail. Anywho! Their names are Dolce and Gabbana but Im not sure if they are males or females I wonder if they will breed in a tank... NAHHH! Anyways...Just thought id share.

R. Shina - 2006-09-29
I've had three lovely fantail fish ever since my 17th birthday - a gift from my best friend. The first of them is named Futa. He's of an orange-red color with black tipped fins and cheeks, something that I found extremely rare. His little partner is Iori, a dusty gold, white, and black beauty with a few soft white spots. Both Iori and Futa are fiercely loyal to each other. They even rub up against one another in greeting! So cute! The third is Mako, named so because he looks like a shark. His tail is not cut like the other goldfish, making him unique.
Recently I've bought another fish. Small with an orange back and white face, I have decided to name him Shuma. He's a little wary of his bigger friends, but I think he won't be once he's older. Such a beautiful bunch I have!

Kimberly - 2006-08-29
My stepmom bought two fantails for my sister's birthday almost four years ago (four in October) and we named them Goldeen and No-nee. No-ee is all orangey-gold and has this huge tail that Goldeen used to hide under. Goldeen was about an even mixture of orange and white, and looked just like the pokemon! Sadly though, about two years ago, Goldeen got a stange disease all over her scales and tail, and ended up dying. No-nee was so sweet, it would push Goldeen up to the top of the tank when it was time to eat, because Goldeen wouldn't move much or swim around. She'd just it there and lie still. No-nee always gave her support and help but nothing anyone did helped, and Goldeen died one morning before my sister went to school. No-nee was so sad for such a long time, but we decided to wait to get another fish so my sister could recover from her loss. Thankfully No-nee didn't die, even though it had the disease too, but a milder version than Goldeen had. It grew much bigger since it had the tank to itself, doubled in size. A year and a half ago, we got Seaking for my sister. It, like Goldeen, looks just like its namesake pokemon. Today after I was cleaning the house after college, I noticed that No-nee's eyes look weird. From the side they look completely clear, and head-on, they look... vacant, or empty, like all the black pigment is gone. I think my beloved fish is going blind! Seaking is always closeby, and almost leads No-nee around the tank. I hope my disease surviving fish won't lose it's sight after the fight it put up!

Megan Foye - 2006-08-29
Goldfish are amoung my favorite fish to own. I have owned several in the past 20 years. Despite what most people think, goldfish can live to be quite old if they are taken care of properly. Just recently I had my oldest goldfish die. She was about 10 years old. I was only able to get her to spawn once though, but it was fun, as I now have many of her babies swimming in my tanks!

Peter - 2006-07-26
I have 3 fantails. I haven't given them names yet.
I have 2 gold ones and a small multicoloured one which is scared of the 2 gold ones.
I did notice that fantails have a social interaction with each other.
I did have a black fantail but sadly it died a few days ago, it was my favourite too.

ashley - 2006-07-02
I have a few fantail goldfish and some of them swim upside-down.

kyle - 2006-05-29
i bought three fantails last night and one is solid gold and the other are both calico. the biggest calico is butch..... the other calico is happy gilmore and the last and smallest is shooter mcgavin.

Analiese M. - 2006-05-09
I bought two fantails a couple of weeks ago...One is a solid gold male, I named him sushi...The other is also a male, and is silver...He's named anchovy...

Meagan - 2006-04-28
I just bought two fantails last night. They're quite happy together and seem to have adjusted well. (I just fed them breakfast.) :-) Their names are Phantom and Nexxus. Phantom is solid white all over, not a trace of color on him anywhere. Nexxus is a nice, vibrant orange all over. They complement each other well. :-)

Amit Wagle - 2006-04-27
I have two fantails, I bought them 10 days ago. They were really looking like small babies then but in the last ten days they have grown nicely. They measure about 3.2 inches from tail to nose. One of them is fully golden, so we call him Goldie. The other one is golden too but has black marks at the end of his fins. He's called Sunny.
They're both so cool... I'm so happy that I have both these fine fantails. They're in my tank along with two redcap orandas and two black moors.