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    Hi,
    We recently purchased a house with a small pond with 6 goldfish. We had it professionally cleaned and got the filtration fixed so it is appropriate for the size of the pond. I can finally see my fish! They are soo beautiful. 5 seem to be various colored comet goldfish. But I can't figure out what kind of goldfish this other fish is. He is black which almost shimmers blue/purple in the sun. His belly may be a tan color. His fins are shaped a little different and he has a different swim pattern. I have attached two pictures. They aren't great but there were the best I could get since he is super fast. He is the slowest to get use to me sitting around the pond.
    Thanks!
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    I'm pretty sure that it's a Black Metallic Comet. I could be wrong, but it sure looks and sounds like one!

    The reason for the slower swimming speed, and different swimming pattern, is because Comets are concidered to be a "fancy goldfish". They have longer, more flowing fins that make them a lot less agile. The plain orange fish in your picture is a common goldfish. See the difference in the two types of fins? The common goldfish has those short, sharp fins that give them that extra speed and agility.
    Last edited by escamosa; 07-12-2012 at 02:26 AM.
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