The Goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. The Goldfish was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.
A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the koi carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is a domesticated version of a less-colorful carp (Carassius auratus) native to east Asia. The Pet Fancy Goldfish was first domesticated in China more than a thousand years ago, and several distinct breeds have since been developed. Goldfish breeds vary greatly in size, body shape, fin configuration and coloration (various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known).
The mutation that gave rise to the domestic goldfish is also known from other cyprinid species, such as common carp and tench.
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Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are one of the most colorful and most popular aquarium fish. The ancestors of Red Oranda Goldfish originated in East Asia. Oranda Goldfish can grow to be 8" to 12"...