Buy Butterfly Tail Goldfish – Bangalore Aquarium !!
The Butterfly Tail Goldfish is one of the most unique of the fancy goldfish. Known of course for the tail that resembles an actual butterfly.
While the fish is at rest, the tail will fan out into the butterfly shape. Though these are gaining popularity as a side viewed fish, they are best viewed from above to get the full effect of this beautifully created tail.
The tail should be of a length that when held upright, does not lose the fullness effect of the butterfly.
The dorsal of this breed should stand straight up with the rays following to be slightly down-curved. The eyes of the butterfly tail goldfish will vary from bubble-eyed to flat and everything in between.
The Butterfly Tail goldfish should be egg-shaped, with a short, stubby body and a wider head. The tail fin of course will be long, flowry and resemble a butterfly, both in shape and color variation.
There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
Goldfish are omnivores and will eat all types of dried and live foods. However, limit protein intake to 30% of the diet. Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/2″ to 2″ Medium 2″ to 3″