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Gold Fish Care

History of Goldfish
External Parts of the Goldfish
Aquarium Basics
Aquarium Setup
How to Maintain Water Quality
Fish Bowls
How to Clean the Aquarium
Goldfish Varieties
Oranda Goldfish
Ryukin Goldfish
Pearscale Goldfish
Redcap Oranda Goldfish
Lionhead Goldfish
Veiltail Goldfish
Fantail Goldfish
Black Moor Goldfish
Bubble Eye Goldfish
Celestial Goldfish
Common Gold fish
Comet Goldfish
Egg Goldfish
Jinkins Goldfish
Pompons Goldfish
Ranchu Goldfish
Telescope Goldfish
Wakins Goldfish
Black Dragon Eye
Shubunkin Goldfish
Auto Feeders
Feeder goldfish
Breeding Goldfish
Goldfish Healthcare
Goldfish Diseases
Steps for Building a Pond

Egg Goldfish

Other Common Name:

Dan Yu in China, Phoenix Egg Goldfish.




Total length is 5 to 6 inches (16 to 18 cm)


It lives up to 15 years.

Physical Description

This species has a short, egg-shaped body with double tailed and smooth arch-shaped back, the highest point of which is at the center of the backbone. You can easily recognize an Eggfish by the absence of the dorsal fin. All other fins except the caudal fin are small. Due to the difference in taillength, there are two varieties of Eggfish. One is the short-tailed Egg-fish and the other the long-tailed Eggfish. This species of Goldfish was first recorded in 1726 in China. The Eggfish is believed to have been bred from Celestials, Ranchus and Lionheads.

Color Varieties of Eggfish

Eggfish coloration can be metallic or calico. Calico color may be red, white, and yellow.


Egg Goldfish can live comfortably with 30 gallon of water in the aquarium. You can use substrate as gravel or rock in the aquarium. You can decorate your aquarium with plants. You should arrange proper lighting effect and filtration process in order to maintain a good water condition.


Temperature varies from 65 - 72 degrees F (18 - 22 degrees C). You have to maintain a natural lighting effect.

Moving Level in Water:

This fish can swim in the middle level of water.


You can feed your fish with vegetable pellets or flakes. You can also give frozen krill, bloodworm and daphnia.


It is very difficult to maintain the bloodline of the eggfish and now it has become extremely rare. They are also slow spawns, but a lot of effort has been put into breeding this species. Today the red and white celestial-eyed type is relatively common whilst many breeders are trying to achieve success in breeding the Blue Eggfish.

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