Mt. Parnell Fisheries offers single-tailed and fantail types of goldfish Carassius auratus. Koi Cyprinus carpio are also offered in the traditional and butterfly (longfin) varieties. Besides goldfish and koi, we offer rosy red minnows Pimephales promelas, ornamental catfish Ictalurus punctatus, and bullfrog tadpoles Rana catabiensa.
Single-tailed goldfish are available from feeder size (1.5-3") to pool size fish (usually 3-10").
Common "feeder" goldfish
Feeder-sized common goldfish have a short tail and are usually orange in color, but may contain red, white or black.
Primarily a long-bodied, single-tailed goldfish with a bluish color and spots of yellow, orange, red and black. Our shubunkins were selectively bred from Bristol Shubunkin stock to obtain the excellent color and conformation of the current Mt. Parnell Shubunkin.
The fantail goldfish varieties have short, robust bodies with double fan-shaped tails. Referred to as "fancies" at Mt. Parnell, these varieties are slower swimming and more graceful than the single-tailed varieties. Pond-run fancies are typically available as smalls (1.5-2.5") up to 4", whereas our Recirculating System fancy fish are available from smalls up to 8".