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Hello everybody, I've just been doing some research and it turns out that my little 'white' comet is leucistic. Apologies for the terrible photo. "Leucism is a general term for the phenotype resulting from defects in pigment cell differentiation and/or migration from the neural crest to skin, hair, or feathers during development. This results in either the entire surface (if all pigment cells fail to develop) or patches of body surface (if only a subset are defective) having a lack of cells capable of making pigment." - Wiki Another example of a leucistic goldfish: (Source) You can see that they have black eyes, which if they were albino, would be red. And they can be partially leucistic like my comet, who has an orange spot near her tail . Do you have a leucistic goldfish? Why not show a photo? (If I'm actually completely wrong about leucism, please let me know ).