Category: Gold Fish
Facts about Pompom Goldfish. The Pompom goldfish is one of the cutest and special looking fancy goldfish. Their diet consists of flakes, pellets, live food, fruit and veggies. Adult size is about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm). The lifespan is about 10 to 15 years or more.< With a collection of fleshy growth balls which are enlargements of the nasal septum that look like a cheerleader's pom poms..
The Pompom Goldfish have many different names ( "Velvet Ball", "Pom pon", and "Pon Pon" ), and the most common one is just ( Pompom ). Most of the time the Pompom Goldfish categorized as a dorsal variety. This Celestial cross breed is an example of one of the many Pom Pom sporting varieties. Chinese have a standard that matches the original fish specimens bred in the late 1800s, which were dorsal-less. The dorsal-less Japanese variety are a variant called "Hanafusa" meaning (flower cluster).
A body type of the Pompom goldfish are very similar to the Lionhead Goldfish. It has an egg-shaped body that has a twin-tail fins and a double anal fin. All fins should be paired, the Caudal fin should be fully divided and forked. All fins should have a rounded appearance. The most unique feature is its fleshy nasal outgrowths. The Pompom Goldfish have a huge round puffy ball-like formation in front of each eye. They call these "nasal lobes" or "nasal bouquets". The Pompom Goldfish is named Pom Pom in English, because they look like cheerleaders pompoms on the front of thier nose. The nasal bouquets are not as delicate as they appear. In a common goldfish, the nostrils are separated by a tube shaped like a "U". At the ends of these tubes are little flaps of skin called the nasal septa. The pompom goldfish don't have normal, inward semi-round impressions in the head for their nostrils, the pompom goldfish have their nostrils outside of their heads in very large balls. Hopefully the pompoms at the end of the nose, should be of equal size, but occasionally one grows a lot larger than the other. The Ranchu type of Pompom goldfish without a dorsal fin is the Chinese Pompom. The Oranda type of Pompom goldfish with a dorsal fin is called the Japanese Pompom.
The Oranda type of Pompom was produced in the Ise district of Japan, called the Ise Pompom, until 1987.
The nasal bouquets mostly don't interfere with the fish's vision, they can compete reasonably well for food ( as well as Telescopes, Orandas, Dragonheads and Lionhead ). As with other Goldfish breeds, color saturation of the fins is desired. The Pompom Goldfish come all different colors that are available with all other breeds. Calico and Mottled Pompoms should match the coloration mix of the body of this fish. This cute goldfish is available in many colors including yellow, orange, black, white or silver and blue, classic goldfish orange, orange and white, orange and black, white and red, metallic bronze, calico and chocolate (a lightish brown.) New color variations and patterns are continually being breed every day. Sometimes the nasal bouquets are a slightly different color than the rest of the Pompom Goldfish.