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Goldfish Standard for Comet

Single-tail and long-bodied, the Comet is the fish that comes to people’s mind when they hear the word “goldfish”. The fish has a streamlined body that can grow to the length of 12 inches to 20 inches. Comets are graceful and seem to move through water effortlessly.

Comets can be of a variety of colors such as orange, yellow, white, olive or drab green, yellow-brown, and black. A Comet with calico coloring is classified as long-tailed Shubunkin instead of Comet.

The characteristics for identifying long-tailed comet are the flowing fins: the dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and ventral fins. The caudal fin is often the same length with the body. In species with well-developed caudal fin, the fin is twice the length of the body.

Besides being long, the tail should have a prominent forking, preferably 80% of the tail should appear to be forked. In the best specimen the tips of the tail are translucent, almost transparent. The tip produces a beautiful effect in combination with the color of the fin and the color of the fish. The dorsal fin should be carried erect and the height of the fin should be the same with the breadth of the fish as viewed from the side, better still, the height slightly greater than the breadth. The length of the single ventral fin should be consistent with the length of the other fins.

The arrangement of the scales of the fish should be regular and even, without scales missing, appearing as spots or gaps.

The metallic sheen of the fish is significant, also the color of the fish should be deep and uniform throughout the body of the fish.

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