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Hammerscales, Mirrorscales, and Leather Goldfish

Hammerscales, Mirrorscales, and Leather Goldfish

After my last post about the batik scale type, I thought it would be fun to highlight some other rare and different goldfish scale types!  The HammerscaleIn the words of professional goldfish breeder and marine biologist Steve Hopkins, the hammerscale has “an indentation in the scale which makes light reflect in all directions and gives…
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Batik Scale Type

Batik Scale Type

If you try, you can easily learn something new about goldfish every day!  Today while researching about the mirrorscale goldfish (some claim this is a koi-goldfish hybrid, while others claim it is pure goldfish), I came across some photos of a scale type I had never heard of before.  All the fish pictured were produced…
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