Meteor goldfish

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Meteor goldfish
Country of origin
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No tail
Breed standards

The Meteor goldfish is a strange-looking variety that has been developed by specialist breeders of fancy goldfish. It has no tail fin or tail.[1][2][3] Its other fins are elongated, and it can swim surprisingly well despite having no caudal fin.[4]

Because no photographs of the breed appear to exist, the Bristol Aquarists' Society has suggested that the meteor goldfish may simply be a rumor.[2] It has been speculated to be related to the Egg-fish.[5]


  1. ^ Andrews, Dr. Chris. "An Interpet Guide to Fancy Goldfish", Interpet Publishing, 2002 - ISBN 1-902389-64-6
  2. ^ a b Fancy Goldfish Varieties, Bristol Aquarists' Society,, retrieved on: June 20, 2007
  3. ^ Gregory Skomal. Goldfish. John Wiley & Sons, 2007. ISBN 047016512X. 
  4. ^ Innes, William Thorton (1917). Goldfish Varieties and Tropical Aquarium Fishes: A Complete Guide to Aquaria and Related Subjects. Harvard University: Innes. pp. 246 (page 38). 
  5. ^ Hervey, George F.; Hems, Jack (1948). The goldfish. London: The Batchworth Press. pp. 232 (page 50). 

See also[edit]

Main article: Goldfish