Fish Identification (comets?)

Discussion in 'Pond Fish' started by cedman, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. cedman

    cedmanValued MemberMember

    Hi All, Are these Comets. I acquired them last week. they are around 7" not including tails.

  2. treadingwater

    treadingwaterValued MemberMember

    Those both look like Comets to me. ( I had to look it up TBH.) Pretty fish.

    "Whilst the common goldfish has 'stiff' fins, the Comet has long flowing ones; it is also smaller than 'regular' goldfish. However the main way to differentiate between the two is the Comet's long heavily forked tail; they have a slim body and only have a tail fin and a single analfin"
  3. Magicpenny75

    Magicpenny75Well Known MemberMember

    Yep, those are comets. Very nice ones too :)
  4. Skavatar

    SkavatarWell Known MemberMember

    The orange one is definitely a comet. The pale one is probably a comet, will need a side view to be sure. comet tails are longer and have a sharp fork compared to commons.
  5. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    I agree with the others that they're likely Comets. But if they have a pair of barbels, which goldfish do not, then they're butterfly koi.