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ollieboy
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Is this a Fantail?
« on: February 02, 2012, 12:20:56 AM »

I have looked at a lot of pictures here of Fantails and Ollie here seems to not look like any. Could someone please let me know.
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Skwishee
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 06:43:00 AM »

Could Ollie perhaps be a Veiltail Goldfish?  Smiley
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 01:11:54 PM »

A fantail ribbon tail, the forks and lobes in the tail keep him from being a veil tail. Veiltails have square edged trailing fins. Most fantails sold in the pet trade have ribbon tails to some degree, Ollie's is particularly impressive. True fantails have short stiff caudal fins.
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Nossie
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 04:14:51 AM »

Could also be a fringe tail Smiley A bit hard to tell since it's flowing around like this Wink
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ollieboy
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 10:16:04 PM »

I have never heard of a fringe tail. I will try to get a better picture posted of Ollie. Thank you all for the replies.
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 10:26:41 PM »

A fringe tail is just another variety of fantail.
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Nossie
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 03:33:51 AM »

No problem Smiley It'd be nice to see, he's so beautiful Smiley

I have a few ribbontails in my tank, they tend to have very thin and long lobes on their tails actually, and Ollie's tail looks much more like our old-man fringetail looked so... Smiley They have much more flowing fins than fantails and less of a pronounced split between the lobes.
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ollieboy
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 12:32:54 AM »

Here is another picture of Ollie. I assume they just grouped him in the wrong tank when I purchased him, regardless I love him.
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Nossie
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 04:44:47 AM »

The tail is more visible now, pretty sure it's not a ribbontail at least... Smiley

SUCH AN ADORABLE PICTURE! Cheesy
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ollieboy
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Re: Is this a Fantail?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 05:51:07 PM »

Ollie and Tiki
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