In addition to our Goldfish, grown right here in the Southeast, we offer a selection of Imported Fancy Goldfish from around the world. All Imported Fancy Goldfish are held and packaged separate from our Koi, Butterfly Koi and Goldfish, ensuring that no contamination takes place.
The types, sizes and prices of Imported Fancy Goldfish will change from week to week, depending on what we are able to import. For an overview of what we currently have available, take a look at our Price List & Availability
The following is an overview of some of the types of Imported Fancy Goldfish that we may have available.
The black moor is a telescope-eyed variety of fancy goldfish that has a characteristic pair of protruding eyes. It is also referred to as popeye, telescope, kuro demekin in Japan and dragon-eye in China.
Black Moors are also referred to as popeye, telescope, or kuro demekin in Japan, and dragon-eye in China.
Celestial eye goldfish, or Choten Gan, are a double-tailed breed of fancy goldfish that have a breed-defining pair of telescope eyes which are turned upwards, pupils gazing skyward. When the fry hatch, the eyes of young Celestials are normal but gradually protrude sideways, as in the Telescope eye goldfish, and then turn upwards within a period of six months.
The tremendous hood or headgrowth and fat cheeks of lionheads give them a facial appearance similar to canine puppies. The “wen” (Chinese term for headgrowth) fully covers the head, cheeks and gill plates of the fish. Furthermore, lionheads have short but deep bodies, and relatively straight or evenly arched backs without dorsal fins. The finnage, in general, is short.
Lionheads can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length (including finnage) and may have metallic, nacreous or matte scales. They come in a variety of coloration.
An oranda is a fancy goldfish characterized by a prominent raspberry-like hood encasing its head. The hood or headgrowth (also known as wen in Chinese) encases the whole head except for the eyes and mouth.
Orandas are available in a variety of colors, most often orange, red, red-and-white, red-and-black, black, blue, chocolate, bronze, white or silver, black-and-white (panda-colored), red-black-and-white (tricolor), and calico colors.
The Pearlscale, or Chinshurin in Japanese, is a spherical-bodied fancy goldfish with finnage similar to the fantail.
The characteristic feature of the pearlscale is its thick, domed scales with pearl-like appearance. Its body is round and similar to a golf ball. The finnage may be long or short.
Pompoms, or "Hana Fusa", are a type of fancy goldfish that have bundles of loose fleshy outgrowths between the nostrils, on each side of the head.
The pompom has a similar body shape and finnage to the lionhead but instead of supporting a headgrowth it has nasal outgrowths. The extent of the nasal outgrowths, which are enlargements of the nasal septum, vary in pompom goldfish.
The modern-day Ranchu Goldfish is a Japanese development of the lionhead.
A Ranchu has an egg-shaped body with a deep belly that is between 5/8 to 3/4 the length of the fish. This goldfish does not have a dorsal fin and breeding standards require that the back should not have any vestiges of the dorsal fin on it. The back should be rounded and not flat, as in the case of lionheads.
The Ryukin is a deep-bodied fancy goldfish with a characteristic hump in the shoulder region. It may be long-finned or short-finned with either a triple or quadruple tail. The dorsal fin is high while the caudal fin is often twice as long as the body. The caudal fin may also have three or four lobes.
Ryukins come in deep-red, red-and-white, white, iron and calico coloration.