Tosakin Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

tosakin goldfish swimming to the left

The Tosakin goldfish is an extremely rare variety of the popular Fantail goldfish. Tosakins have an incredible history that you’ll learn more about later in this guide. However, from the get-go, you need to know that these goldfish are hard to find, expensive to buy, and terribly delicate. We don’t recommend the Tosakin as a … Read more

Dragon Eye Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

dragon eye goldfish swimming to the left

Dragon Eye goldfish are a variety of Moor fantail goldfish. The Dragon Eye can make a colorful and quirky addition to a coldwater fish tank, and there are different tail types to choose from, too. However, Dragon Eyes are not straightforward fish to care for, and we don’t recommend them for complete beginners to goldfish … Read more

Lionchu Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

Lionchu Goldfish

The Lionchu is a very unusual goldfish breed that makes a great talking point when included in a Fancy goldfish collection. However, we don’t recommend these odd-looking fish for beginners. Lionchu goldfish are quite delicate creatures. The fish’s fleshy “wen” is prone to injury and infection, and the Lionchu’s poor swimming ability often leaves it … Read more

Bubble Eye Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

Bubble eye goldfish cartoon

Bubble Eye goldfish are unique-looking fish that can make an unusual addition to any Fancy goldfish collection. These fish are best-suited to life in an aquarium rather than a pond and are probably not the best choice for beginners. Read this guide to learn more about these strange-looking fish and find out how to care … Read more

Ryukin Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

Ryukin goldfish cartoon

Ryukin goldfish are a gorgeous Japanese variety of Fantail ornamental goldfish.  Both Ryukin and Fantail goldfish are suitable for beginners to the hobby. You can keep Ryukins in aquariums and outdoor fish ponds, provided the fish are given the correct care. However, like all goldfish species with rounded, egg-shaped bodies, these Fancy goldfish tend to … Read more

Butterfly Tail Goldfish; Care Guide, Lifespan, and More

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Butterfly Tail goldfish are a beautiful variety of Fancy goldfish well-known for their wide-lobed, spreading tail that resembles butterfly’s wings when viewed from above. Although these goldfish can live in an outdoor pond, their delicate tails can make them vulnerable to damage and infection, so they are best suited to life in a well-maintained fish … Read more