Guppy vs Goldfish - What's the difference?

guppy | goldfish |


As nouns the difference between guppy and goldfish

is that guppy is guppy while goldfish is a type of small fish, carassius auratus , typically orange-colored.

guppy

English

Noun

(guppies)
  • A tiny freshwater fish, , popular in home aquariums, that usually has a plain body and black or dark blue tail for the females and a more colorful tail for the males.
  • Fred kept a tank of guppies by the windowsill.
  • By extension, any tiny fish.
  • Throw that one back; it’s just a guppy!
  • (paintball) A tube holding paintballs before they are loaded into the gun.
  • * 2001 , John R. Little, Curtis Wong, Ultimate Paintball Field Guide (page 177)
  • * I reached into my pack and grabbed a guppy to reload. Pouring in the contents, I kept my eyes ahead as I was supposed to do.
  • Synonyms

    * (millionfish) (obsolete taxonomic names) * Acanthocephalus guppii * Acanthocephalus reticulatus * Girardinus guppii * Girardinus petersi * Girardinus poeciloides * Girardinus reticulatus * Haridichthys reticulatus * Heterandria guppyi * Lebistes poecilioides * Lebistes reticulatus * Poecilia poeciloides * Poecilia reticulata * Poecilioides reticulatus

    See also

    * ("guppy" on Wikipedia) * * (Poecilia reticulata) English eponyms ----

    goldfish

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A type of small fish, Carassius auratus , typically orange-colored.
  • For the children's fair we'll have a few games they can play, so that each child "wins" a goldfish as a prize.

    Derived terms

    * fantail goldfish * goldfish bowl