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hello everyone please could you help me identify this little guy, his name is handsome (my daughter named him lol) anyway i know you cant see from the pics but he is double tailed, but i thought fantails were rounder bodied than this? he looks almost like a double tailed comet to me :idont , any opinion much appreciated

http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ema0140/media/B5670E60-B9EF-4250-82A4-9B1F78E3EDE7-33290-0000148FEFB45442_zpsaa2b61a4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

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do you have top view pics? :)

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He looks like a classic bodied fantail, to me. The super round bodied chunk-a-lunks, that are popular now, are a fairly new body shape. I have a few fantails that are more this body shape than the super round guys. It was not uncommon to see many fantails shaped like this a few years back.

Congrats on the fish- his name definitely fits him!

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Hercules is my fantail and he is a very similar shape to your guy. Even when I've tried to fatten him up, he just grows longer! :)

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Oh wow, look at those breeding stars! He looks like he'll be a ladies man :D

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Long bodied fantail, and a nice one at that!

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The original fantails ("Wakin" in Japanese) are a longer-bodied fish. I've seen some of them marketed as sarassa comet goldfish, with long, long, slender red & white bodies - and sharply doubled tails!

From what I've read, wakin are the most common goldfish in Japan, though when I was there, we only saw koi!

~Bruce

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