As a member of the carp family, the Red Fantail Goldfish is generally quite hardy. It does well in aquariums 30 gallons or larger, as well as backyard garden ponds of 180 gallons or more. In addition to a fine gravel bottom or well-rounded river rocks, the Red Fantail will appreciate hardy, cold water plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants.
The Red Fantail Goldfish is a study in exotic and elegant simplicity. Painted in deep oranges and reds, the Red Fantail Goldfish has contrasting white, semi-transparent portions on its flowing tail. The Red Fantail Goldfish, like other Fantails has a single dorsal fin and a distinct forked caudal fin, which forms a symmetrical pair resembling butterfly wings. All fins are well proportioned and slightly rounded.