Goldfish designed and folded by Ronald Koh.
Ronald is preparing a booklet dedicated to ornamental goldfish.
There are many different varieties of ornamental goldfish and they are as
special for some people as the crane is for Japanese people. The goldfish
is symbolic for longevity, good luck and prosperity.
The wakin is a variety that is not often seen in Singapore. It looks
like a typical koi, or Japanese carp, with a disproportionately small
One of the more popular varieties. The better specimens spot a generous,
jelly-like plumage and chunky, almost pot-bellied body.
Goldfish of Dubious Parentage
As the name implies, these are the 'unclassified' specimens from
uncontrolled cross-breeding. A goldfish is a goldfish, particularly for
the budget-conscious. Dogs are not the only domestic creatures with this
Probably the closest thing in a freshwater aquarium to a swimming,
feeding tennis ball. The rounder the specimen, the more it is prized,
though a generous plumage plays a part. The better specimens have a
distinct Gold-bronze colouration. Okay, the specimen you see here is not
top of its class.
Imagine a woman having to spend the rest of her life in her bridal gown,
swimming wherever she wants to go. That's what the Veiltail looks like.
It is characterised by a shimmering, veil-like tail that is usually as
long or longer than the body. The other fins are also long than in other