Red Fantail Goldfish
The Red Fantail Goldfish is a study of exotic and elegant simplicity. Painted in deep oranges and reds, the Red Fantail Goldfish has contrasting white, semi-transparent portions on its flowing tail. The Red Fantail Goldfish, like other Fantails, has a single dorsal fin and a distinct forked caudal fin, which forms a symmetrical pair resembling butterfly wings. All fins are well proportioned and slightly rounded.
As a member of the carp family, the Red Fantail Goldfish is generally quite hardy. It does well in aquariums with 30 gallons or larger, as well as backyard garden ponds of 180 gallons or more. In addition to a fine gravel bottom or well-rounded river rocks, the Red Fantail will appreciate hardy, cold water plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants.
There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
The Red Fantail Goldfish is an omnivore and will eat all types of dried and live foods. However, limit protein intake to 30% of the diet. Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Approx. supplied size: 1-2″ / 3-5cm
Maximum size: 12″ / 30cm+
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 18°C
Ideal pH: 6.5–8.0
Water flow: low
Ideal temperature: 16-26°C
Ease of care
Easy. They tend to grow quite large over time, so an aquarium of 35L or more per fancy goldfish is a wise choice. They also produce a lot of waste, so a decent filtration system will help promote a healthy environment. We do not recommend keeping goldfish in bowls or similar unfiltered aquaria.
Fancy goldfish are compatible with virtually all coldwater community fish. Take care not to house with very small fish once fully grown, as they tend to eat whatever fits in their mouth.
Omnivorous. Feed goldfish flake or pellets – high protein feed will help promote growth. Fancy goldfish will also graze on coldwater plants like elodea.
Egg layers. Breeding is more common when kept in groups.
Fancy Fantail Goldfish goldfish can live 5+ years in perfect conditions.