A man has suggested that he has what competence be Britain’s biggest goldfish.
Rocky weighs 2lbs 10ozs – some-more than a bag of sugar – and is worth around £4,500.
The three-year-old red Oranda, is local to Japan and China, and is characterised by the distinguished expansion on its forehead, or ‘wen’.
This can means problems for the breed, however, as it can revoke the fish’s prominence if it grows to cover the eyes.
Despite not appearing very hydrodynamic, they are comprehensive and clever swimmers.
Rocky’s owner, Andy Green, is owners of Star Fisheries in Sutton, London which imports and sells goldfish.
He said: ‘It’s the largest goldfish in the UK. It’s very wide, and really heavy. Compared to a normal goldfish, Rocky is an comprehensive giant.
‘She is also positively the largest of his form ever to be alien into the UK. She’s an impossibly clever and comprehensive fish. That’s where we got her name from.’
‘She came from China, and it took me 6 months to convince the breeder to sell her to me. If we were to sell her, we wouldn’t accept reduction than £4,500.’
Andy admits imagination goldfish are a weird thing to sell, but there is a clever marketplace for singular and primary examples of them.
He said: ‘Some people find them really ugly, generally the fish with burble heads.
‘But others positively adore them. The goldfish all have opposite characters and temperaments, which creates them really interesting.
‘Collectors will also compensate big income to make certain they get primary examples of goldfish. The many costly fish we sole was a panda oranda, which went for £6,500 two years ago.
‘We specialise in provision the best of the breeds to make certain people are always happy with them.