Golden fish appear to sunbathe when they can and sometimes they position themselves near to plants and become statues … so still is their appearance that at first glance they look almost frozen in time. At times when they are apparently lapping up the sunshine they appear to be in a trance-like state.
Whilst taking these pictures of the fish in my pond, it occurred to me that they were all golden varieties. There are Golden Orfe (these are the slightly yellow fish), several varieties of Goldfish including one comet and some Golden Tench which are bottom feeders. The little fat Goldfish is called Muffin. He was purchased as a very, very small and ordinary looking Goldfish but over the last two years appears to be turning into a type of Jelly head variety. He is especially friendly and is always first to the food … he not only likes the sunshine but will lift his head out of the water to feel it on his little round wet face!