Gardens Goldfish varieties
are fancy varieties of goldfish so difficult to buy in New Zealand?
it is illegal to import goldfish into this country at present and
has been for some time. Hence the fish around have all been bred
from existing stock and not refreshed with new bloodlines.
Luckily there are a few
dedicated hobbyists who have taken the time and trouble to breed
good strains of fancy goldfish such as Orandas and Lionheads. These
are available in small numbers to the trade from time to time.
Gardener, Issue 89, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.