Goldfish were the first fish to be raised as pets, and they are by far the best known of all aquarium fish! Many historians believe goldfish were the first fish to be raised as pets from as far back as 800 AD in China.
The ranchu is one of the most popular goldfish varieties both in the Philippines and around the world. They’re considered one of the most expensive and most prized among competitive goldfish hobbyists.
The Redcap Oranda Goldfish is a favorite variety of the Oranda Goldfish. Orandas are very attractive and some of the most popular goldfish in the world, and the Redcap variety is one of the most adored.
The beautiful Ryukin Goldfish are a Japanese version of the Fantail Goldfish. They were developed from the common Fantail Goldfish. Like their Fantail counterpart, they are one of the more rounded or egg-shaped fancy goldfish.
Ever wondered how you can tell the difference between a Chinese Lionhead and a Japanese Ranchu? Goldfish boffin Paul Green of the Goldfish Society of Great Britain and the Ranchu Brotherhood explains how it’s done.