Animal Stories - Fantail Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Fantail Goldfish

The Fantail is a show goldfish with its distinguishing feature being a split, or double, tailfin!
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Lori - 2005-11-04
Fan tails are the cocker spaniels of the fish world. Cute, fluffy, and really dumb. They will eat ANYTHING. Mine "mooch" by coming to the edge of the tank and wiggling around until they're fed. They can get pretty aggressive during the AM feeding. I've put them alone in their own tank without other fish, primarily because they've grown so large. Watch the ammonia levels, they can get out of control in a short time.

Jackie .R. - 2005-10-28
I have three fantails, one is really big and two smaller ones. i also have i normal goldfish, a bottom feeder, and two snails. today i had to use tweesers to pull the bottom feeder from my biggest fantails mouth. i was told that wouldn't happen but it truely did, and i feed them quite alot so they were NOT starving. the amazing thing, both the bottom feeder and the fantail are still alive. the bottom feeder is tailless the poor thing but alive and the big fantail looks as if he will be fine. (i had to pull him out because the fantail couldn't swalllow it and couldn't breath)!

simon - 2005-10-13
im a mysterious guy,i got 8 fantails and 2 died. im sad, but the other ones make me so happy. i love my fantails

Tara - 2005-10-06
I just got a fantail goldfish named Kronk and i love him so much! Actually he picked his own name. I gave him three choices: Gilbert, Lloyd, and Kronk. When I said the names Gilbert or Lloyd, he just sat at the bottom of the bowl, but whenever I said Kronk, he swam around happily. I love Kronk!

terry - 2005-09-19
We have one fantail in our classroom. It has just healed up from the fungus. I gave it some ick away type of med. Also, it is acquiring black markings at the tips of three fins. Very interesting! I hope all the rest of you will also continue to have fun with your fish!

Rachel - 2005-08-26
I have a fantail goldfish named Bim. i am soon to get him a friend. he is so spoiled rotten, he has his own coral named after
him! haha, and two servant snails. now thats one happy fish!

Sharon - 2005-08-21
i have a 20 gal. tank w/ 2 beautiful fans one orange and white and a white one w/ solid black eyes. their tank mates are 2 black moores. they are so special to me. when i come in from a hard days work they perk right up. im not sure if it because of me or just that they know its time to eat. this weekend as all weekends i cleaned the tank i removed all the gravel and replaced it w/ glass marbles and stones. what really shocked me, this morning when i got up to feed them, they have pushed all the marbles to the back of the tank. click, click, click all night. i had to laugh, they sure are busy.

Leah Fragomeni - 2005-08-15
My name is Leah and i have four fantail goldfish. I got two to start off with and they are fine. I later got another two goldfish. One of those got dropped but i decided to keep it because it was so beautiful. That one is also fine. The other one i didn't really take much notice of but now it has bad eyes. I noticed when it was in the bag that it had BLUE EYES. I thought it was strange but ignored it. Now it has what looks like a thick foggy layer of mush and skin on its eyes. I hope i can fix this problem. My advise is when you pick your fishy friends out, check that they are healthy and fine.

christine - 2005-08-13
I have two fishies named Cheese and Marvin. My friends and I all got goldfish one day and it turned into one of our best decisions! We love our fish, and think they are so funny!

Sarah - 2005-07-03
I started out with two fish. One of them died.I got another fish. That one also died. So I got Another fish. And guess what? It died to. So I decided to get one more fish because my only tough fish was getting pretty depressed because all his friends kept dieing. Well, I was gone for a week right after I got this new fish. My family had been taking care of them while I was gone. When I came home, my new fish was dead, and had given my good old fish that I had had for a year, a disease. I had noticed when I got the fish that there was one fish kind of laying around the bottom but I didn't really think any thing of it. So my advice to you is to make sure, when you are looking to buy a fish, that every single fish in the tank at the pet store looks healthy and energetic.