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Fantail Goldfish - Calico 5cm

Calico Fantails are part of the Goldfish family - the world’s most popular aquarium fish for its beautiful scales and ease of care. The Calico Fantail variant is a Fantail Goldfish with calico patterns of red and white.

Like other Fantail Goldfish, the Calico variety has a caudal fin (tail) that is split into a distinctive flowing fan of four lobes, from which they gain their name. Calico Fantail Goldfish make an excellent addition to your aquarium or garden pond.

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Goldfish were originally cultivated in China over 1000 years ago, and over the centuries, have been developed into many different types all over the world. The Calico Fantail Goldfish is one of the many subspecies of Goldfish that have been bred to enhance certain qualities.

Calico Fantail Goldfish have a distinctive fan-shaped tail with four lobes, which appears triangular when viewed from above, and a round, egg-shaped body. Their shining scales range from metallic to transparent, in a colourful pattern. Combined with their distinctive tails, the unique patterns on the Calico Fantail Goldfish make them an attractive, impressive showpiece for your aquarium.

Calico Fantail Goldfish make peaceful tankmates, and are traditionally a schooling fish that do well when kept in small groups rather than solo. Being in a group will help protect them from bullies and keep their beautiful flowing tails safe from little nippers.

We recommend feeding your Calico Fantails Pisces Goldfish Pellets or Flakes. Spirulina Flakes and Algae Wafers will provide valuable variety to their diet. We’ve found that Calico Fantails, like all Goldfish, enjoy eating Duckweed, which is easy to grow in your aquarium and is available from

These cold water fish thrive in water temperatures ranging from 8-23 degrees celsius, and as they produce lots of waste, we recommend good filtration and plenty of plants to oxygenate and clean the water, as well as enriching their lives and supplementing their diets.

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