Pearlscale Goldfish are very popular and can be found in collectors' tanks throughout the world. Their hardiness and ability to live in cold temperatures make them ideal pets. Instead of having the long, slender body of the Common Goldfish or the Shubunkins, the Pearlscale is one of the more rounded or egg-shaped fancy goldfish. They have a straight back with a swollen belly, resembling a golf ball.
The Pearlscale Goldfish is usually twin-tailed with a very compact body. It can be easily recognized by itsnacreousscales that have raised centres and dark perimeters. Arranged in rows, these distinctive scales look like pale pearls. This is the only variety of goldfish with these types of scales. The Pearlscale Goldfish can be found in all kinds of colours, including red, blue, black, calico, chocolate, and red/white combinations.