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Goldiegirl
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What kind of fish is this?
« on: September 04, 2010, 11:46:16 AM »

Hi I was wondering whether or not this fish is a fantail. He was labeled as one at walmart but we all know how dependable that is.

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Nossie
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 04:37:18 PM »

It's probably a fantail!

But funny enough, the tail and the back have a very Ranchu-like shape! But I'm pretty sure that's just a coincidence Wink

It's a very beautiful fish Smiley I like the color Smiley
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Hanna
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 04:59:22 PM »

It is a lovely fish, very pretty colour too.
Might be a Ranchu-Fantail interbreed  Wink
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goldfishluver12
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 06:54:00 PM »

Im pretty sure its a type of fantail.
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Nossie
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 02:05:35 AM »

Hanna: I've seen some adorable hybrids between Oranda and Ryukin, they look so round Wink And also, Ranchu and Ryukin, they were like balls with tiny fins! <3 But I find it hard to believe that a hybrid would be available in a pet shop... but then again, you never know Wink
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Hanna
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 04:10:29 AM »

Yeah, especially after the experience we all had so far, that pet shop staff especially in those big chains don't know really much....
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Goldiegirl
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 03:20:15 PM »

He does look rather ranchu-ish doesn't he? I've always thought he was one of the most beautiful fish I've ever seen. However his personality was other than beautiful lol unfortunately he tried to either bully or breed with my red cap oranda who is like an inch long. Poor guy ended up having to be taken back to the store I was so upset! Anywho I had always wondered. Funny thing was at that same store yesterday I scored. I'd never before seen ranchus at walmart and the breed had frankly always been unavailable to me...however, they had a collection of them labled as "shubunkins" (of course they weren't, anyone hwo knows anything about fish could tell you that) but I ended up taking home a 1/2 inch baby named Gold Dust. Not sure if the name is perminant but hey maybe I could get some suggestions I shall post a pic.
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 03:15:08 AM »

That's so cute! And I think Gold Dust is a perfect name Smiley I really like it! Cheesy

I'd say, judging from his tail and back, he almost HAS to be a mix between fantail and Ranchu! I don't think there's any other way... besides, a pure breed fantail has much bigger tail and straighter back, like you know Smiley
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 01:12:50 PM »

Gold Dust  Smiley I love this name too Wink
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 11:24:55 PM »

I am new at this, but looks like a young blue oranda to me.  I have one that is a little larger but not old enough yet for his wen to start growing and it looks alot like mine.

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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 05:00:02 PM »

yes it is a fan tail
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 05:05:12 PM »

behavier:i have one that is constantly swimming beneath the other fish and nodging it and will not leave its side is this a prelode to mating?
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 05:37:07 PM »

Could be....actually it is called spawning.  Goldfish are egg layers.  You may have 2 males tho or 2 females or 1 of each.
watch for tiny eggs on the plants.  If your goldfish do spawn you might want to remove the eggs if they are fertilzed.
Goldfish of the same gender do participate in spawning activity tho. Smiley
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 10:37:15 PM »

@rcookenc: I agree with you it's an oranda, very similar to my big oranda. Smiley


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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 03:52:58 AM »

But orandas usually have rather long tails. It's at least one of the criteria of their variety that they should have tails close to fringe tails or butterfly tails.
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 05:21:02 AM »

Saw a tank labelled Oranda's at the pet shop I hate the other day. Out of 6 fish two were Oranda's, 1 was a fantail and three were Ranchu's  Cheesy Great job there Tongue
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 07:28:23 AM »

Lol d: Maybe they stopped caring about placing the goldfish in correctly labeled tanks? Around here they have them labeled simply "Goldfish" and sometimes according to color, so that moors would have a different price c:
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2010, 12:22:24 PM »

the first one looks like a lionhead if u go to home and look at the lionheads thats what i think it is because i got a fish from walmart and ot saiin fantail and i turned out to be a ryukin
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2010, 02:35:39 PM »

A lionhead doesn't have a dorsal fin, and it has a straight back compared to a ranchu. It's simply used wrongly on orandas and ranchus, among other fish that have a wen. (just like "moor" is usually used to refer to telescope goldfish that aren't black.)
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2010, 08:28:37 PM »

Speaking of Lionheads, I saw this adorable Lionhead at my LFS about a month ago! It was medium orange colored and absolutely adorable!!  Grin
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2010, 10:18:00 PM »

Some of those ranchus are so cute too!!
I would like to get a couple and set up a new tank in my bedroom with them in it. Grin
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2010, 06:34:00 AM »

That fish looks exactly like Orbitz! I think it is a fantail.
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Nossie
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 10:30:08 AM »

I was thinking about trying to get some ranchus for my second setup as well! Smiley (Whenever that will happen...)
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Re: What kind of fish is this?
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2011, 07:07:41 PM »

Does anyone know if theyv'e found ranchu goldfish where did they find it?
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