Veiltails

The Veiltail is one of the most iconic of varieties, and one of the hardest to breed to the highest standards. The deep round body needs a strong caudal peduncle to hold the long twin tail, that has to be square on the leading edge with no forking. Add to that the high dorsal fin and the elongated other fins with so sign of twists or curls, and the need for top quality colour, in metallic (less popular) and nacreous (more popular) forms this is a variety for the breeder who wants a real challenge. When it all comes together this is a beautiful fish, highly prized and correspondingly expensive. The long finnage, especially the tail, can make the fish vulnerable to damage in very cold conditions or if water quality is not spot on, so not one for the beginner.