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.
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".
The most popular and most basic of the fantail varieties. Most American fans are red-orange, but some may contain red, white, and/or black.
A multi-colored fantail including blue, orange, black and white colors.
Basically a black fantail with protruding, or "telescope" eyes.
These fish exhibit the color pattern of calico fans and the protruding eyes of black moors.
Red Cap Oranda
Orandas are generally egg shaped and more robust than American fans. Red Caps have a white body with a red area, referred to as a cap, on the top of their head.
Nymphs arise from all types of fantails that develop only a single tail instead of the preferred double-tail feature.