What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Some people are named after family members, biblicsarasa comet goldfish, shubunkin goldfishal names or maybe just a name their folks always liked. And I wonder if our parents think about how our names will affect us as we grow up. For example, my husband wanted to name our youngest son Tuf. You got it, Tuf—like Tough, but spelled Tuf. I’ll pause here while you try to compose yourself. I very rarely put my foot down, but needless to say my youngest is not named Tuf or Tough.

Named after her father Ivan, Iva Nell is not a very common name so people don’t always get it right. The next time you call the office, be sure to ask Iva Nell how many different variations of her name she has been called over the years. We’ve heard Iza Nell, Eva Nell and my personal favorite, Vanilla!

Just like people’s names, some goldfish varieties aren’t always the easiest to pronounce. Have you ever had a customer butcher the name for a sarasa comet or shubunkin? I sure have—sassafras for sarasa, bumpkins for shubunkins—you name, I’ve heard it.

But the one thing that holds true for both of these varieties, regardless of how people pronounce their names, is these fish are “bread and butter” goldfish. They should be a staple for any ornamental fish distributor looking for an affordable, yet attractive goldfish. They are great for aquariums (we have them in our office aquarium) and look great in an outdoor pond.

Be sure to ask about this week’s speacials, as Sarasa Comets and Shubunkins are on sale.

If you are reading our blog for the first time, Ozark Fisheries is a wholesale distributor of goldfish and koi, and have been supplying the pet industry with high quality fish for 87 years. Contact our office today by calling (800)775-3474 or visiting our website.

Look forward to hearing from you soon,


About Sales Team

Need quality koi and quality goldfish? Looking for a direct-from-the-farm supplier of quality koi and quality goldfish for your water garden or aquarium business? If so, you have found the right place. Ozark Fisheries is a family owned and operated ornamental goldfish and koi farm, supplying the pet industry with quality feeder goldfish, fancy goldfish, koi and rosy red minnows for more than eight decades. We ship quality koi and quality goldfish every week of the year from our locations in Stoutland, MO and Martinsville, IN to distributors, wholesalers and retailers in the United States, Canada and Europe. With two locations to serve you, out-of-stocks are limited and quantities of goldfish and koi are abundant. No doubt about it, with our volume discounts, Ozark Fisheries offers the lowest freight costs for goldfish and koi wholesalers in the nation.
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