Fish Species


Fantail - Description

The Fantail is one of the many varieties of fancy goldfish and is recognised by its slightly egg shaped body and double/split fins. It is the western form of the Japanese Ryukin goldfish and is a lot smaller than other fancy goldfish varieties.

The fantail can be purchased in a variety of colors and is a great community fish, ideal for the beginner.

Popular Name: Fantail
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Fantail

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Fantail species. A video has also been included.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 13 to 21 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Commercial Dried Fish Food

  • Temperament: Sociable, good community fish

  • Habitat: Coldwater Aquariums and Outdoor Ponds

  • Behaviour: Good, needs plenty of space, ideally home in a large tank with plenty of planting

Scientific Classification of the Fantail

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.


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Facts about Fish Species - Fantail

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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