are they a cross between a Black Moor & comet goldfish?-Orandas from China
Goldfish are excellent for improving feng shui. Keep 9 of them (8 colored and one black) in an aquarium or fishbowl in the east, southeast or north part of your home or office.
I have an apricot blush goldfish in an outdoor ornamental pond. Back in April, I thought a raccoon got it because it totally disappeared -nothing but orange, orange/white, orange/black and calicos in the pond, including over a complete cleanout where I saw every fish individually. Now, 3 months later I suddenly have a blush fish again. Is it possible it changed colors because it was carrying eggs?
Fancy Goldfish Black and Orange
Black and gold Telescope Goldfish
Here is a goldfish to go along with the tank I pinned earlier. I am hoping to get a 20 long and a black moor goldfish Gold fish "Calico". photo by Osamu Yamazaki.Goldfish also aren’t just in gold hues. You can find common goldfish types in striking reds, yellows, whites, purples, blues, and blacks – even in calico.Goldfish can change colors for different reasons. My Calico Ryukins always seem to look different every time I see them, but my solid gold/bronze Fantail and Redcap Oranda stay the same. I was told by a member of a fish forum that my Fantail may change colors because he is still young and baby fish all start out that kind of green/bronze/gold color (haha.. not easy to describe but you can see it in my earlier videos).
Last week I had to go away for a few days, and when I returned I thought I had a Black Telescope Moor or something! He was almost black on the head and top..and still gold but darker on the sides. I was excited about the change and looked into it more.
Apparently this may not be permanent; there is another reason for a gold goldfish to turn black. Often they are hurt during shipping, so with proper care they turn black for a while in the process of healing.I'm glad my tank conditions and food helped him heal if he was hurt. Either way..I am glad he's happy and healthy, and love the new color!
Here they are sifting through black Tahitian moon sand to find their pellet food (the brown dots). ** Update: Apparently there are even more reasons they can change color! Lighting/temperature/algae/food.. Mine is still dark on top but lighter on the sides now..will post updates periodicallyCommon goldfish colors include orange, red, black (matte), brown (chocolate), white (opalescent or metallic; sometimes verging on pink), blue (also called silver or lilac) and yellow (true gold).There are two main types of goldfish scales. Metallic scales, which are the most common, are highly reflective and appear opaque. Matte scales, found on the black moor, are seemingly opaque and without any luster. are the exception – they have special, rounded scales that look like rows of corn kernels. The calcium carbonate deposits are what cause them to be so.Solid, or self-colored goldfish, possess only one color and show it off from every angle. More complex and sometimes specialty bred patterns include the panda (dark around eyes, black fins, white body), nacreous (mostly matte scales with mixed metallic speckles or spots), tancho (red cap, as sometimes found in the oranda) and 12 Reds (This pattern is usually found on the Jikin goldfish, a very rare goldfish with red spots in 12 places: the lips, dorsal fin, tail or caudial fin, pectoral fins, pelvic fins, anal fins and gill covers. The pattern is not natural; Jikin goldfish possess their coloring because breeders remove the red scales on their bodies while they are still young.). Metallic goldfish that are a mix of at least two colors (such as a red and white or a brown and blue) are called mottled. A calico goldfish has many different colors (usually black, white and orange, but sometimes brown and blue) that overlap one another. Calico coloration is also called variegated.