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The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinid . It was one of the first fish species to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. All Goldfish variations belong to the same species, Goldfish is an ornamental fish related to the carp.

Goldfish are social animals that prefer living in groups and there are many different goldfish species. Goldfish are the domesticated Asiatic subspecies of Carassius auratus, the gibel carp, a species that naturally shows a wide range of morphological variation when raised in different environments. Goldfish range from 2 to about 18 inches (5 to 45 cm) in length and and 0.5kg to 2.5 kg in weight.

Goldfish are available in a large variety of colors including red, white and calico, orange, black, olive green, blue, light brown, dark brown and white, sometimes goldfish can even change colors.

There are many types of goldfish, this is a list of some of the major types of goldfish, they are : Telescope Eye, Black Moor, Bubble Eye, Ryukin, Shubunkin, Veiltail, Egg-fish, Calico, Shukin, Curled-gill, Tamasaba, Panda Moor, Tosakin, Butterfly tail, Celestial eye, Comet, Common, Fantail, Lionchu, Lionhead, Oranda, Pearlscale, Pompom, Ranchu, Meteor, etc. With so many different types of goldfish available it can be hard to choose which goldfish is right for you. There are some pictures of different types of goldfish to help you decide which type of goldfish you are looking for.

 

TelescopeEye Goldfish

Black Moor Goldfish

Bubble Eye Goldfish

Ryukin Goldfish

Shubunkin Goldfish

Veiltail Goldfish

Eggfish Goldfish

Calico Goldfish

Shukin Goldfish

Curled-gill Goldfish

Tamasaba Goldfish

 Panda Moor Goldfish

Tosakin Goldfish

Butterfly Tail Goldfish

Celestial Eye Goldfish

Comet Goldfish

Common Goldfish

 Fantail Goldfish

 Lionchu Goldfish

Lionhead Goldfish

Oranda Goldfish

Pearlscale Goldfish

Pompom Goldfish

Ranchu Goldfish



 

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