Veiltail Goldfish

veiltail goldfish

Quick Statistics - Veiltail Goldfish
Temperament: Community
Family: Cyprinidae
Native To: Asia
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: 6 - 8"
Temperature: - 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Medium (decorations with sharp points and edges should be removed so as to avoid damaging the fins of the veiltail)
Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Environment: Freshwater

The veiltail was developed around 1890 in the United States by breeding a Japanese ryukin with a telescope eye goldfish. The resulting goldfish variety was known at the time as the Philadelphia veiltails. Other variants of the goldfish include the European and Chinese veiltails.

Veiltails have bodies that are shaped similar to the ryukins, though it doesn't have the hump on the back that are characteristic of the ryukin. They are popular goldfish variety with a long and lengthy double tail that lacks any indentation or forking between the lobes. A good veiltail specimen has a tall dorsal fin that matches the height of the body.

Veiltails come in a variety of colors and their scales can be either nacreous or metallic in appearance.

They are not elegant swimmers and should only be kept with simiarly shaped goldfish. Due to the delicate nature of their long flowing fins, veiltails should be kept in aquariums without sharp objects, which can easily damage the fins. Veiltails prefer temperatures that are higher than 60°F

The veiltail can reach a length of 6 to 8 inches.


veiltail goldfish

veiltail goldfish


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