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Poll: Goldfish, Disgusting Hellspawn or Cute Gelatinous Blobs?

Okay.. Some goldfish are nice looking... Koi are beautiful..

But what the heck is with these Gelatinous Monsters?
















Why do they have weird tumors and heads that look like inflated balloons?

Some of them aren't so bad, like this

But for the most part I hate them!


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I think these were originally just deformed/abnormal goldfish, and then fish breeders continued to breed out the deformities and got them to look like this. Quite cruel if it is true..
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But what the heck is with these Gelatinous Monsters?

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I think these were originally just deformed/abnormal goldfish, and then fish breeders continued to breed out the deformities and got them to look like this. Quite cruel if it is true..
Eah, I guess I'm ok with it. I don't see how this is any worse than the "FrankenFish" that are genetically engineered to glow under black lights. (GloFish)

Thinking about it, what really ticks me off are fish that injected with ink. I'm not a PETA member or anything, but that's really unethical / inhumane.
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weird feeder fish imo
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Most of those are hideous, but I do like this black moor. Kinda cute!
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I like the chubby ryukin feesh. :3 Not a fan of the bulgy eyes, but. I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I adore goldfeesh.
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Some of those mutations go back to China pre-glass box fish keeping. I that time goldfish were kept in large pots. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicky-jg/5974581536/

The upward basing eyes were desired to so the fish would look toward the sky and of course the people viewing from above. Of course fat little fish with mutated short or uselessly long fins will just waddle around in a smaller container, cute to some viewers and certainly not a risk to jump out.
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Yep, the Chinese still do the large pots fish keeping in China, seen quite a few of them during my travels.
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I've keep Ryulens and Orandas(not in the same tank) I've read the Orandas head growth was to give it a more human look.
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I don't even look at goldfish when I go to the LFS. They are so uggggg......lol
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Most of those are hideous, but I do like this black moor. Kinda cute!
Yea I think the blackmoor is the least hideous of them all, somewhat cute.

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I don't even look at goldfish when I go to the LFS. They are so uggggg......lol
I try to avoid them - they make me feel bad.

Products of sick artificial selection.

Kind of like turkeys, breast muscles so big they can't even mate anymore without our help.


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I've keep Ryulens and Orandas(not in the same tank) I've read the Orandas head growth was to give it a more human look.
!! But its a fish.. If you wan't something to look more human then maybe you should keep a pet human!

Not a friggen fish with a head tumor!


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I like the chubby ryukin feesh. :3 Not a fan of the bulgy eyes, but. I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I adore goldfeesh.
Ryukin are some of the worst!


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if your into goldfish then they are cute and you appreciate them. if not then obvious they are fugly. i used to spend more on golfish then planted tanks and other fish. spent hundreds of dollars on show goldfish. really need to look at show quality goldfish and not the typical fish store goldfish to really appreciate them.

same can be said for flower horns. some people think they are nice while other thinkgs they are tumor fish. just need to learn to appreciate them







u dont think this face is cute?
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