Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Fantail Goldfish

Facts and Information

fantail goldfish

One of the very first strains of fancy goldfish developed and still a favorite of many fish keepers.  Goldfish are a domensticated form of an Asian carp called the Gibel and have highly morphological characteristics depending on their environment.  This means their physical characteristics are prone to mutation; exactly why this fish has so many different forms.  Originally, the Gibel carp was a stout, silvery fish with a forked tail and a normal, fish-like build.  By selectively breeding these fish, desirable characteristics were passed on to the next generation until what we know as the Goldfish doesn't resemble its ancestor at all.  It was during the Chun dynasty (265 to 419 A.D.) that the familiar gold coloration first appeared.  Several hundred years later, these "goldfish" were being kept and reared in Buddist monasteries.  During the Nan Song dynasty (1127-1279), the highly-coveted red and white coloration was developed.  After that, the fish continued to evolve into many "types".

PH Levels - 6 to 8

Hardness Levels - 80 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 55 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Large

Aggression Level - Level 1

Possible Tankmates - Sarassa Goldfish, Black Moor Goldfish


glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus