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Old 03-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #11 
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Copper, they are beautiful! Is the first one a comet and the second one a fantail?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #12 
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Copper, they are beautiful! Is the first one a comet and the second one a fantail?
Yup :D
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 AM   #13 
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*points for me* :p I have a great love of fantails.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:49 AM   #14 
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My goldfish are good at taking pictures. :)
My Comet male, I am not sure on his age, at least over 1 year. He is about 6 inches long:

My bronze Common female, I do not know her age either. She is about 5 inches:

My Bubble Eye, too small to tell it's gender. It is about 2 inches long:


And my Celestial Eye. Sex unknown, also 2 inches:

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:51 AM   #15 
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Gorgeous, thank you! I love bronze comets. :)

I was wondering, how do you sex a comet? I was always told it was the depth of the V in the tail. Is this true?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #16 
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Gorgeous, thank you! I love bronze comets. :)

I was wondering, how do you sex a comet? I was always told it was the depth of the V in the tail. Is this true?
Well, I knew Pacer was a male (orange one) and Pushy was a female (bronze) because when I put her in the tank he started putting his face in her "private area" like a dog and he got breeding stars (breeding stars look like little shiny whitish bumps on his gill plates) Only males get breeding stars.
I cannot tell the sex of my bubble eye and celestial eye because they are too young to be interested in mating. lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #17 
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I've never heard about the V in the caudal fin. All I know is breeding stars and the difference in the vent. This has some great pictures of goldfish male/female differences: Sexing Gold fish

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #18 
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Thanks for that link, KoiMaiden.

On the front page I have CopperArabian's fantail, Aluyasha's golden comet and Tamyu's pink pearlscale. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=96845

Is there a reason for this colour morph?
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:37 AM   #19 
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Sorry to double post, chaps, but could someone tell me - do some species of fancy goldfish stay smaller than others? Here's what I'm writing:
Comets/commons/shubunkins: 55 gallons for one, 20 for each additional
Larger fancies: 30 gallons for one, 10 for each additional
Smaller fancies: 20 gallons for one, 10 for each additional

Is there any justification in that distinction between the fancies? If so, which types would fall into which category?
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Personally I would consider fancies like Ryukins it be in the "larger fancies" category.
I think Celestials would be in the smaller category, I have heard they are smaller than most and they are thinner than most fancies. :)

You could also section them into hardy fancies and special care fancies. Like Celestials, Bubble Eyes, Orandas and other goldfish with large wens would require different decor and what not than other fancies. :)

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