Many different types of goldfish are mistakenly referred to as veiltails, as the distinctive tail of this fish has been reproduced in several goldfish varieties. However, the true veiltail is bred only for one specific tail, fin and body shape, and ideally, will have no fork in the tail.
The caudal fins of the veiltail should be as long as or longer than the body, and fully divided.
The dorsal fin should be as high as the body is deep, and carried erect, with twin anal fins and an almost round body shape.
The veiltail is one of the more recently recognized fancy goldfish varieties in its own right, having been developed in Philadelphia, USA, in the early part of the 20th century.