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The lionhead goldfish is a form of a fancy goldfish which is bred in China and developed to resemble the mythical Chinese lion-dog.
The most distinctive feature of the lionhead Goldfish is the red coloured headgear.
While some fish from this breed has an abundance of growth, others don’t have much of it.
The dorsal-less goldfish has a hooded head and doesn’t support a curved back like most fancy varieties do.
The Lionhead Goldfish has a more rounded or egg-shaped body unlike the Shubunkins and the Common Goldfish that have a long, slender body.
This variety of Goldfish was bred in China to have a "hood" which somewhat depicts the image of a mythical Chinese lion-dog.