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Anne2k
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Standard Fantail?
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:56:20 PM »

This is my bigger boy. I say boy because he's so much bigger then the other goldie I have even though they were identical in size when I purchased them. They quickly had to be separated because Megatron (pictured here, goofy name, I know) was trying to kill everyone else in the tank when he outgrew them.

So is he just a standard fantail? He's quite amazing and beautiful! His dorsal and lower fins, when extended, make him as tall as he is long. Also, is this even a male or is that too hard to tell in this picture? And finally, is he overweight?

Thanks!

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nabi
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 05:48:14 PM »

He looks more like an oranda than a fantail. The fins are much longer and more fancy than most fantail. One way to tell whether or not it's a he or she is to look at the gill covers. Males will have breeding tubercles, which look like little white dots.  Females also tend to have a more rounded body (result of carrying eggs).

He looks pretty normal otherwise.
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Nossie
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 01:59:14 PM »

That's probably an oranda, you can see the headgrowth on him. Take a look at his vent, if it's round and a bit protruding, it's a girl, but if it's oval and concave, it's a boy Smiley
You couldn't see the breeding tubercles unless he'd be in breeding mood, and it can take between 1-10 years for a goldfish to be sexually mature Smiley
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4inch oranda
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 08:31:15 AM »

thats an orange oranda. a beautiful one at that. the wen is just starting to come.
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 01:15:08 PM »

Yep, a orange oranda! Beautiful! You can just see the wen. It is such a beauty!  Wink
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 02:31:02 PM »

Wow!!! Shocked
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Ron H
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 06:33:04 AM »

what a striking fish and such vibrant colour, looks very happy... cheers > Ron
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Re: Standard Fantail?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 08:22:17 PM »

Very pretty, and I agree with Ron looks so happy too. :-)
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