In 1162 A.D. the Chinese Emperor issued a ban that restricted anyone but the royal family from keeping these yellow fish.
The orange variations were however still allowed. According to ancient Chinese literature, the other colour variations that occurred were first recorded in 1276 A.D.
This fancy tailed yellow goldfish is believed to have originated during the Ming Dynasty. It wasn’t until over 200 years later that the fish were able to be introduced to Japan, where it became highly popular and new Japanese versions of the goldfish were eventually created.
You too can own the Emperor’s yellow comet goldfish which are on sale now at Lotus Watergardens, but you’ll have to be quick as they are proving extremely popular.