A fantail and ribbontail are short-body, double-tail goldfish with dorsal fin, normal eyes, no hump on the back and no head growth.  The Chinese name is 'man-yu'.  They are similar to a ryukin but without a prominent hump.  They are similar to telescope goldfish but without the protruding eyes.  They are similar to oranda, but without the head growth. 

In the U.S., the term 'fantail' is sort of a catch-all and includes ribbontail.  The British fantail, on the other hand, has more exacting standards including a fairly deep body, little to no fork in the tail and rounded lobes on the tail.  Ribbontail have deeply forked tails and the tail may be nearly as long as the body.

Fantail and ribbontail can grow to more than eight inches tip-to-tip and large individuals are both beautiful and graceful.  In a sense, fantails and ribbontail are intermediate between the hardy varieties like hibuna or wakin, and the fancy varieties like oranda, telescopes or ranchu.  The ribbontail, in particular, are nearly as tough as the hardy varieties and can fend for themselves with little care in a water garden or tub.  They can also be mixed with hardy varieties or mixed with fancy varieties without problem.

All of these goldfish were born on our farm, each one is different and the individual in the photos is the individual you receive.  To order, just send an e-mail to goldfish@raingarden.us and let us know the item number to the left of the photos.  To the right of the photos, you will see a column with the price of the fish.  Farther to the right is a separate column with the shipping cost for one or more fish of that variety and size.  We will confirm the shipping cost when responding to your e-mail.

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