Category: Gold Fish
Facts about Veiltail Goldfish. Veiltail Goldfish are very graceful and a beautiful fish, the goldfish is an eggish-shaped type looking goldfish. Veiltail Goldfish has a the long tail that is a special characteristic that makes you want to have this fish in your tank. No wonder its very popular among goldfish breeders and goldfish lovers. Veiltail goldfish were breed in the United States in the 1890s. Veiltail are the result of breeding the Telescope eye goldfish with a Japanese Ryukin goldfish. In the beginning of the breed they called the new goldfish, the Philadelphia Veiltails. Another name in Asia, is the (Feather-dressed Long Finned Man-yu). The calico Veiltail type was developed by cross breeding the Veiltail with calico colored Globe-eyed goldfish. Veiltails come in many colors and patterns with new strains of Veiltails being breed and developed all the time. The most common colors is a calico colored, with some blue spotting similar to the Shubunkin goldfish, all white, pure orange, almost all white with small gold spots with red. Ideally the color of the body should extend into the fins. A very unusual Veiltail color, is where the body is almost all white with small red and black spotting and having zebra striped like fins. Another rarely seen color is a blue, but it looks more like a blackish-bronze similar to the black moor goldfish. The Veiltail Goldfish is very hard to breed it is one of the hardest fancy goldfish types to be breed. A Veiltail Goldfish approved requirement is that the trailing edge of the caudal fin to be free from pointed lobes or forking. The caudal fin should be divided, smooth flowing and should be at least 3/4 of its body length. Veiltail Goldfish must be at least (2-1/4 inches) 5.5 centimeters long and the depth of the fish body should be larger than 2/3 of its body length. Veitails can grow up to 10 inches in length average about 5 to 7 inches and they can live up to 20 years, but usually between 7 and 10 years. The perfect Veiltail Goldfish should have one single dorsal fin and all of its other fins paired.