Breed of goldfish

Comet goldfish
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Country of origin
United States
Type
Single tailed
Breed standards
BAS

The comet or comet-tailed goldfish is a single-tailed goldfish bred in the United States. It is similar to the coarse goldfish, except slenderly smaller and slimmer, and is chiefly distinguished by its long profoundly forked tail. Comet goldfish tend to have a divers variety show of colors, unlike the coarse goldfish. [ 1 ]

Origins [edit ]

The comet-tailed goldfish breed was developed in the United States from the coarse goldfish by Hugo Mulertt, a government worker, in the 1880s. The comet goldfish was first seen in the ponds of the U.S. Government Fish Commission in Washington, D.C. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Mulertt late became a propagator of goldfish and an generator of books on goldfish. He introduced the comet onto the fish-keeping market in quantity. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ]

description [edit ]

A white comet goldfish.

The comet goldfish can be distinguished from the common goldfish by its long, unmarried and deeply bifurcate tail fin. Comets with yellow, orange, red, white, and red-and-white coloration are common. The red color chiefly appears on the tail fin and abaxial fin, but can besides appear on the pelvic tail fin. The comet is more active than most other goldfish breeds. It is not strange to see a comet dashing back and forth in its tank, racing about in a playful manner. Due to the comet ‘s hardy and active nature, and the relative relief in caring for them, they are the breed best suited to ponds and outdoor pools. They are much kept with koi in outdoor ponds. Comets have a natural life couple of 5 to 14 years and may live even longer in optimum conditions. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 7 ]

Variants [edit ]

A juvenile Sarasa goldfish.

  • Sarasa comets are characterized by their red-and-white coloration and resemble the Kōhaku color pattern in koi. Sarasa Comets have long flowing fins and are very hardy fish. Although the Sarasa Comet is originally from China, the word ‘sarasa’ is of Japanese origin.[1][5][8]
  • The Tancho single-tail is similar to the comet-tail but it has a silver-colored body and fins with a single red patch on the head.[2]

goldfish farming [edit ]

goldfish are normally bred on pisces farms in many parts of the global. In most instances, the fish produced are offered for sale to aquarists. however, in North America, there is a demand for goldfish used as bait or “ feeder fish ” to early fish by anglers. [ 2 ] Due to the relatively cheap prices of comet goldfish, they may besides be used as prizes in carnivals or other places of entertainment .

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