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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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 :(
Corey - 2010-03-06
I got my fantail goldy in a 55gal aquarium with a whole mess of assorted tropical fish. He may be the only non-tropical fish in there, but i get the most comments on him. He's the healthiest and most vividly colored gold-fish anyone has ever seen!!! His name is "Nick", I feed him as well as the others 12 different kinds of food. Brine shrimp, dry/ frozen blood worms, daphaina, tubifex worms, krill, flake food, algae tablets, live feeder guppies, live ghost shrimp and bread crumbs and local bugs/ earthworms i find. Mind you i'm portioning and varying the usage of each type throughout a 2 week span of course, but none of my fish could live better. He went from a less than 1/2in feeder when i bought him to feed my snake (which never ate him), to being a 7in champion (after i spared him) in approximately 2yrs time. "Viva La Nick!!!!".

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  • Judy - 2010-05-28
    He sounds like a real winner....his color? I'm looking for way red! Thanks, Judy
jamie lee - 2009-04-18
hello ! i have just had a look at my fantails and they seam to have very small speckled white dots on their fins.. does anyone have advise on what it could be and what i can do?

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  • katt - 2010-02-22
    It could be white spot disease, this can kill your fish. I would go to the pet shop and buy a treatment. I use somthing called disease safe and it treats the fish for a few different kinds of disease. But take a photograph of the spots to show the pet shop owner. ( I had a black moor that died of white spot) Kat
  • Fish Boy - 2010-03-18
    Your fish probably have ick. You should be able to find ick medication at any petstore.Do it quickly it kills fast!
  • Sitagg - 2010-04-04
    Read above - Sexual differences. You might simply have a male ready to go!
  • Christina - 2010-05-24
    Hey. The white dots means that your fish is a boy. Because male fish grow white pimple like things on them when it is mating season. Mating season is july-august most times.

    Your welcome:)
  • shontravius lewis - 2010-05-27
    It means they are forming turbecules or however you spell it so that they are ready to breed!
Anonymous - 2010-03-27
How do you tell males from females?

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  • j - 2010-04-18
    Look at the gill plates and on male fish it will look like it has ich only on the gill plates and on the pectoral fins.
Bobby - 2009-03-02
I bought my first fantail 3 years ago along with a fish bowl. Now I have the bowl plus a 5 gallon tank, a 10 gallon tank, a 30 gallon tank, and 6 Fantails. I highly recommend these wonderful pets to anyone. They are beautiful, easy to care for, and they all have their own personality. Oscar, Felix, Pennie, Junior, Barbie, and Ken...... bobby 03/02/2009

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  • Nico - 2010-03-03
    I'm new at fantails, any addvise would help.