I slowly moved my common goldfish back out to my above-ground pond a month or so ago along with a few small fancies. I stopped to take a couple pics of these two before I put them in. The Sarasa Comet is about 6 inches long. The Shubunkin is close to 7 inches. However, the Shubunkin is about twice as tall from the side. They are about a year old. There is no other hobby where $1.13 buys me this much happiness. (Shubunkin was $1.00 and the Comet was a 13 cent feeder fish!) This year I have added a simple aquaponics setup for filtration. I will add more veggies in the coming weeks, but there are just 6 plants so far. The nitrates are already at 0. The fish are super happy and active. I am finding that the "common" varieties of goldfish are every bit as enjoyable as the fancy varieties. I am dreaming of the day that Shubunkin is over a foot long.