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Comet Goldfish
 
The Comet Goldfish is of a similar shape to the wild Goldfish, Carassius auratus, but with a longer tail.  Comets can be of a wide range of colours although the most common is gold.
 
Comets are included in the mix of small Goldfish that Betta Trading is selling for
$1.50 each or 10 for $12.
 
In the United States of America where this variety of Goldfish was developed, they are often referred to as "Comets Goldfish" or "Comet tailed Goldfish" In Australia they are normally called "Comet Goldfish".  They were developed in the 1880's, probably by Hugo Mulertt, from the common Goldfish.  The Comet is generally slimmer than the common Goldfish and has a longer and more deeply forked tail.  On some comets, the tail can be as long as the body, and can be up to 12 inches long.
 
 
The Comet is probably the best variety of Goldfish for ponds although the ones with extremely long tails may be more delicate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wild Goldfish
 
 
Common Goldfish; the same shape as the wild Goldfish, but frequently gold in colour.
 
Comet