Can someone tell me what type of goldies i have please? :)

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by lala29, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. lala29

    lala29Well Known MemberMember


    So these are my two babies, theyre both 5 years old :)

    I was gold that the gold one (Goldie) was a ryukin and the white one (nipper) is a fantail.

    The reason i ask is because theyre in a 29 gallon tank with cherry barbs and neon tetras. Theyre placid as anything and very comical... I just want to know theyre breed! :)

    Thankyou in advance!

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  2. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Both look like fantails to me :) cuties
  3. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    The gold one looks like a Ryukin to me, I had one that looked just the same years ago.
  4. HappyKnitter

    HappyKnitterValued MemberMember

    I agree with Coradee the bottom picture look like a Ryukin it has a cute little hump. The other one is fantail .
  5. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    The first one does have an Oranda face though. I have a similar one who has an Oranda face and wen with a fantail body, I call her an Oranda Fantail :) and I'd say the first one is definitely Ryukin.

    Here's my "Oranda fantail" for comparison;

    WP_20140704_012 (2).jpg

    I have heard that if they are a mix they are usually sold as Fantails as they don't meet the requirements to be sold as an Oranda, but I think your fantail definitely has some Oranda genes :)
  6. OP

    lala29Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks guys :) im still kind of in the middle with the ryukin as im not sure the lump is the ryukin type or whether its like a deformation haha!

    I agree, the fantail does look like a oranda fantail! A lot like the picture of the one shown :) i have to say in the light he does have a very yellow head...
  7. Fishboy123

    Fishboy123Valued MemberMember

    Not an expert but the gold one looks like a ryunkin and the top one looks like a fantail

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  8. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Looking at the pictures on my computer, both look to be a cross between both ryu and fan tail.

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