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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Magenta and Eileen - 2009-01-20
My roommate and I recently bought two fantails. One of them is so huge we named him Goliath, the other is smaller and gorgeous and loves to dance so we named her Esmerelda. We originally had them in a fishbowl, but Esmerelda kept doing this thing where she wouldn't move or she would swim upside down. Quite frankly there were several times I thought she was dead. This behavior stopped immediately when we moved them into a larger filtrated tank. If your fantails are looking down, chances are you need to get them a bigger tank so they have more room to flip their fins! Oh, and remember, accessorize, cause that is the key to a long, happy life for your fantails!

Nikki - 2008-12-22
I have three goldfish, 2 common and one fantail. The common ones are called Frank and Gerard and the fantail is called Nero. I have had Frank and Gerard for 1 year and 4 months and both are still very happy and healthy, they always seem to know when its time for them to be fed as they always race to the front of the tank when they see me! I only got Nero today but he/she is gorgeous. I fell in love with him/her as soon as I saw him/her. He/she is orange, black and white and is still a little shy at the minute but I've told frank and gerard to make him/her feel welcome and to look after him/her, so fingers crossed they will all get along. I highly recommened them as pets as they are so friendly and easy to look after as well as being entertaining and for me they add a little fulfillment.

kat - 2008-09-02
In 8 days from now it will be a year since I bought my goldfish. When I bought them I started out with 2 fantails a calico named george (who I now think is a girl) and an all off-white one. At first the white one would chase and seemed to batter george and within a couple of days the white one passed away. I'm not too sure what happened so I waited a couple of weeks and bought george another playmate and just as soon as before, I woke up and the second one was belly up. It was then I decided george was my one and only! Although I would have loved to have 2 fish it seemed 1 was enough for now. George has grown so much and has become a family member. He is absolutely beautiful and so friendly. He knows who I am and goes all crazy when he sees me, it feels great when he/she does that. George's tail is very long, I think show quality, but I'm not too sure how to get into that. I would say they make wonderful pets with proper care and nutrition. George is a wonderful little fish and I hope I have him for at least a little while longer. I would highly recommend them and think they do make people very happy!

Darien - 2008-08-21
I got 2 new fantail goldfish and they are AWESOME! One was red, orange and white and the other one was plain orange. The orange one's name was Goldy and the colourful ones name was crystal. It was about 3 months into me getting my 2 goldfish, and I went to my Grandmas house. I went over night. I came back and Goldy died! I was very very very upset. Two months later my cousin came over and we went on my trampoline, we came back in and crystal WAS STUCK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PUMP! I don't know how it happened. The good news is my cousin bought me 2 new fish and they are happy and healthy.

Thomas Giordano - 2008-08-05
Goldfish like to be with other goldfish and you shouldn't keep only one goldfish alone.

Janice Harral - 2008-07-14
I have a Ryukin Goldfish and have had it for many years. For about a month now it stays in one corner of the tank on its back. It comes up and swims around and eats than sinks to its corner on its back again. Seems OK but stays on its back on the bottom of the tank. I have checked the water for PH, Amonia, Nitrate, Nitrites and all are in the correct range. So not sure of the problem.

Jordann =] - 2008-07-06
Well yesterday i brought 3 fantails for my spongebob tank =]. I've decided to name them Dori, Nemo, and Becki (she made me name it after her you see). Although one of my fish is weird i think its a rare one. I'm not sure because both of its eyes are black and its body is white with blobs :O. I love my little fish very much, they make me laugh with their little mouths and they love spongebobs little bubbles. Im so happy to have a new fish in my lifee =D.

Fiona-Lynne - 2008-07-06
I Have 2 new fantails :]
They'r names are rosie and jim (Y) !

Ricky - 2008-06-03
I have 5 fantails, they are cute looking and fun to touch.

mick dragone - 2008-06-01
I have 2 fantails called dick and warwick hunt. I love them dearly but they keep trying to mate constantly and interupt me watching tv, is it worth getting the male sterilised.