Animal Stories - Veiltail Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Veiltail Goldfish

The graceful Veiltail Goldfish is one of the most beautiful goldfish, wispy long flowing fins make it look like an Angel!
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Jorge - 2013-01-21
Hello I have 2 young veiltails (about 6 cm) in a 18 L nano tank, it has an air pump and filtering by gravity (with activated carbon). Can I care for those fishes in that tank? Thanks!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-22
    Two of these fish should be fine in an 18 Liter Nano Tank. The general rule is for every inch of fish you should have 1 gallon of water. These guys usually only get to be a little over 2 inches when full grown and so that tank should be just large enough to accomodate their full grown size. I wouldn't add anymore fish though.
  • JustMe - 2014-07-26
    Two fish of this type need at least 151L as they can grow 6 inches each and are huge waste producers.
Lori B - 2013-06-15
Our family runs a catfish paylake. Today the oddest thing happened. Someone caught a beautiful veiltail goldfish. It weight approx 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. It is white and orange. We have no clue how it got there unless someone may have tried to use it for catfish bait or someone may have had it and decided they didn't want it anymore and released it into our pond. We need to find it a good home. Does anyone have any idea how much this fish may be worth? We know nothing about it! Thanks for your time and any input will be greatly appreciated!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-15
    What an interesting additon to your lake, but yeah, it probably was introduced. Goldfish are pretty adaptable in terms of temperature and water conditions, so can live in a wide range of environments. It will take someone with a large aquarium or a pond to house this fish, as they are dirty fish, putting a pretty heavy bio-load into a system. Still you can probably find someone to take it or buy it, or possibly a pet store.  Price is hard to say as these fish don't cost a lot. Usually they are small to medium in size  when sold, ranging from $3 - 10.
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-25
    Veiltail goldfish are very hard to come by. Most are sold at about 3' and range in price from $40 to $80 depending on specific type and the right buyer. If it happens to be an all white without the ryukin shape or telescope eyes please let me take it off your hands.
Jennie - 2012-04-06
Today I gentleman gave me his 10 year veil tail goldfish. It is the most stunning fish I have ever seen and I feel very privileged to have it. It takes pride of place in my family room to sit and admire.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-06
    Hey congratulations - glad for you...........
cheyenne - 2011-07-07
I got my veiltailed goldy entirely by mistake! I was at petsmart looking for some more ryukins to put into my tank. I came across this little tiny baby that could not have been more than 3 months old that had ich. I felt so bad for the little guy, all alone in a tank full of older, bigger ruykins and telescopes. I asked if I could get him for $3 since he was little and had ich. They agreed at $3 and I took him home. With some molly buddies in a 55 gal. tank, it took about 5 days to get rid of the ich. It took another 6 months until I compared his fins with my ryukins fins and gasped, realizing that he was indeed a veiltailed goldfish with perfect fins and a very pronounced hump behind his head. He was probably the last baby of the older fish in the tank at petsmart. He is still alive and weighs a hefty 1 lb. He has produced many little hims that are as happy and healthy as he is:] He is only about 4 years old, with plenty of food and females, somtimes I wish I were him. . . with plenty of males of course.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-07
    With that luck - will you come with me when I buy the next lottery ticket. Great.
jay - 2010-11-11
After 6 months of long search for a veiltail I've finally got myself one, it was mixed in along with the fancy goldfish. It is an oranda veiltail, but I still love it. (too bad it just got infested with ick)

Thrillzz Pleaser - 2012-05-23
Where can I buy veiltails? I need them soo bad, I have two amazing veiltail albino red oscars. I'm a collector of rare red/bloddy/ super red oscars. I'm building a koi pond and I wanan breed them, but they eat the koi eggs so I'll have to add them later in the year, but I wanna add veiltails instead of just reg goldies, any help on where I can buy them?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-15
    Try asking your local fish store to special order them for you, or you can try online... sometimes they are available. You could also contact goldfish breeder clubs. Good luck:)
Everett S. - 2008-10-13
What type of environment does the Calico Goldfish like? Does it mind to be with another fish, one that is a different kind?

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  • FishFriend - 2010-06-15
    It likes to be in groups of it's own kind and other species of goldfish!
  • 4Goldfish - 2011-07-03
    It likes to be with another goldfish with similar tail type and eating habits. But I need more information. What is the other type of fish?
  • 4Goldfish - 2011-07-03
    Goldfish are social creatures. 2 is good, but 3 or 4 is even better.
Mark Grace - 2010-12-08
We have a veiltail gold fish, I'm sure we got it by accident as it cost the same as our blackmoore. It was from a tank of mixed varieties of goldfish. Both fish seem to get on well with each other, although the blackmoore can be a little aggressive at times.... Is it common for blackmoores to "sleep" in one corner of the tank for up to 24 hours... it was a little worrying at first but after 2 and a half years it happens about every 3 months or so. Just wondered if anyone else has any similar experience... Thanks

alicia - 2009-03-08
I think I saw one mixed in with an assortment of fancy tailed goldfish so it was really cheap. It would have been stunning if it hadn't had some crumpled fin, as though it had once had some fin damage or disease. It was a pet shop on Broadway in Salem, NH. It reminded me of goldeen from my friends' nephew's poke'mon game.


alicia - 2009-03-06
I think I saw one of these at the pet shop the other day(SeaWorld Pet Center in Salem, NH on Broadway across from D'Angelos) it didn't have the greatest fins, they were somewhat crumpled which was why I passed it up. Although if it had possessed straight fins my god would it have been gorgeous! It reminded me of the goldfish in pokemon that a friend's nephew showed me. It was in a tank for pretty darn cheap too with assorted other fancy tails.