|Compare goldfish a small slender European cyprinoid fish, Idus idus, occurring in two colour varieties, namely the silver orfe and the golden orfe, popular aquarium fishes|
|[C17: from German; related to Latin orphus, Greek orphos the sea perch]|
common sport and food fish of the carp family, Cyprinidae, widely distributed in rivers and lakes of Europe and western Siberia. An elongated, rather stout fish, the ide is blue-gray or blackish with silvery sides and belly, and is usually about 30-50 cm (12-20 inches) long. It eats fish and insects and other invertebrates. The golden ide is a hardy, reddish gold variety of the species commonly kept in pools and park lakes.
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