The goldfish in the first video is a pearlscale. Yes. They are actually breed to be inflated like that. Not exactly to my taste but some find them endearing. I actually find most show-winning goldfish to be unattractive. Ryukin are my favorite, but I don't like the huge hump that a lot of show fish have. I'd rather mine have just a little bump.
Most of the pearlscale I've seen aren't that inflated, but they still have a golfball-sized (and shaped) body.
I like goldies, but looking at these ones I prefer the "pet store quality" ones lol. This little guy looks like he's blind from his head.. thing.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPwhn...eature=related
I really just find it crazy how people have managed to take the breeding this far.
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
The wen on that little guy is a little too large. I've seen orandas that had the wen actually grow over the eyes. A vet had to go in and cut some of it out. I'd like to get a redcap oranda, but I'm afraid of the wen getting too large and holding the fish back. Even the ones in the pet store can have huge wens if fed right.