Elephant-nose Fish

Elephant-nose Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Osteoglossiformes Family Mormyridae Genus Gnathonemus Species G. Petersii Gnathonemus Petersii, commonly known as Peters’ Elephant-nose fish is a species of fish from the freshwater group, endemic to Africa. It is a member of the genus Gnathonemus. The other synonyms for this fish are Long-Nosed Elephant Fish, … Read more

Goldfish Care

Goldfish

Goldfish, scientifically termed as Carassius Auratus is a popular freshwater fish belonging to the  Cyprinidae family and Cypriniformes order. It is said to be one of the oldest fish used in aquarium keeping and continues to be the most common fish found in the fish aquarium,. They are golden colored, beautiful, small fish from Carp family. … Read more

Fancy Goldfish

Goldfishs

Introduction Carassius Auratus, or more commonly termed as Fancy Goldfish or Fancies are members of the Carp family. The flowing, long fins and vibrant color patterns differentiate them from the other common Goldfish like Comet Goldfish. They do not attain a body length of a Koi fish, hence these small structured fish are a very … Read more

Fantail Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Cypriniformes Family Cyprinidae Genus Carassius Species C. Auratus  Carassius Auratus, also known as Fantail Goldfish belongs to the Cyprinidae family. The Japanese version of this Fantail species is the Ryukin Goldfish, which has a more curved back and a caudal fin with more width than … Read more

Oranda Goldfish

Oranda Goldfish

The Oranda Goldfish is a type of Goldfish, belonging to the Carp family. The main distinguishing feature that distinguishes this fish from the common Goldfish is the hood, which is present on the Oranda fish head. This head growth is also termed as “wen”, and it sometimes covers the whole head except the mouth. These … Read more

Bubble Eye Goldfish

Bubble Eye Goldfish. Photo: Angie Torres

The Bubble Eye Goldfish, hailing from the Cyprinidae family is a distinguished variety of small Goldfish. As the name suggests, the versatile feature of this Goldfish is the big sacs under the eyes. This fish does not possess a dorsal fin; instead, it has a plain back. These are very sensitive creatures and bad swimmers owing … Read more