The fantail goldfish is a good choice for beginners since they are very hardy and due to the fact that Fantail goldfish can be kept in temperatures close to the freezing point. Fantail goldfish are also an ideal choice if you want to keep some type of fancy goldfish in garden ponds due to the earlier mentioned reasons.
Fantail Goldfish are recognized by their medium sized double/split tail fins. You can judge the breeding quality of a Fantail goldfish by looking at how far their fins are split. The tailfin of a high quality Fantail goldfish is almost completely split down to the root.