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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vicki - 2010-04-27
My fantails have been through a lot. Especially dotty. All her boyfriends died. She has moved house three times. She tried to have babies. She always gets poorly. She gets bullied by my other fantail, oscar. The amazing thing is that she's approaching five years old! She's massive. She always sleeps at the top of the water surface. Does that mean her time is coming? If so, how will this affect oscar?

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  • Marilyn - 2010-11-28
    My two Fan Tail Gold Fish constantly swim at the top of the tank, & I am worried that they can not breathe properly. Is there anything that I can do for them. I have filters in the tank & Oxygen filters, two big ones, they are five years old.
Charlotteee - 2010-09-04
I got two fantails a long while ago and they where called tango and fanta both with and orange spots :) sadly tango died and we replaced them with a large white orange and black one called poppy, then we got a small one called fanny (i know, i think my dad was drunk when naming this one hehee ) but the other two bullied her so she was removed and died. I suppose she was injured or lonely. ): but we still have fanta and poppy :d

Ian - 2007-03-21
i bought two fantails last month and they're so cute! they're only 2.5 cm long. one's orange all over and the other is spotted black and orange.
still not named them yet, but they love their new tank with 6 sides and roman pillars. Hopefully going to get another two and see if they win the best fish and fish tank competition. wish me luck!

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  • fantailfins - 2010-08-20
    Good luck!
Amber - 2008-07-23
I've got a goldfish, he or she is so cute. I had 2 but then nemo died, so I think smudge is sad and I dont no what to do, so if anyone can tell me about goldfish it would be most helpful. Thanx

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  • cat - 2010-08-20
    Buy another and see if that helps.
Jase - 2008-07-29
I have recently bought two fantail goldfish. I've had them for about 5 weeks now but 2 and a half weeks ago one sadly passed away. The other has been staring into his/her reflection ever since. I am wondering if someone could help me solve the reason why he/she is doing this. I Thought maybe it was because it was lonely. SO I wonder if I should I buy another fantail goldfish now, or wait until the other has finally come back to normal.

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  • fantailfan - 2010-08-20
    I think buy another fantail, but introduce it slowly.
Kate - 2008-11-29
If I keep my fantail in a small goldfish bowl with no heating or filtration, but clean it regularily, what will its life span be? I want to have a very healthy and long living fish but not sure if this will be ok. The bowl has littl erocks at the bottom and a castle type structure for him to hide.

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  • fantailfish - 2010-08-20
    I brought my two fantails yesterday and they are very young and a very small, about an inch long, so I brought a small tank (with no heating or a filter) for the time being, about 35cm length and 15 cm width. So I think your fantail be ok cos mine are!
    I think the life span is about 5 years.
umair khan - 2008-12-02
Hey, I have one orange fantail goldfish. I have it now for more than 3 years. I got it from some chinese guy, but I wanna get those more. I went to different pet places but they don't have fantails up there. Can any one tell me where I can get these fantails for very good price?

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  • dsds - 2010-06-01
    Wal-Mart. I have no idea if they have these in China, but this is where we go ours. They Have them for 2 or 3 dollors (USA Money)
  • carla - 2010-08-19
    Pro - aquatics. Around £4. A good selection. I got my two fantails from there, Cookie and Melt. They also sell good tanks.
Fish-y - 2010-07-23
I have a shubunkin and I was wondering if a fantail would be a good fish-mate for him?

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  • Rick Godden - 2010-08-10
    Yes I keep Fantails and Shubunkins together with no problems they all manage to get plenty of food even though the Shubunkins are faster. I even have Black Moors in the same tank and they are thriving.
crystal - 2010-08-02
My fantail aoi is white it was the oddball in its fishtank at walmart so I took it home it is the nicest fish I have ever met. aoi has two tank mates and they are both smaller than it and they don't fight at all.

Pooky - 2010-03-08
Our fantail, Zombie, survived a fishy apocalypse when our tank heater went on the fritz and cause the water temp to soar to 110 degrees! All the other fish died, but Zombie lived. He even at the remains. Hence the name. He is the best fish ever!

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  • Franny - 2010-03-09
    we laughed and laughed at your comment! very funny, pooky!
  • goldy fishy <3 - 2010-06-24
    Oh my! Haha I have 2 fantails chocolate chip and nio they're the best. I did have a black moor glub... but sadly he started to turn grey and died :(