A total of 3,000 goldfish from 14 countries have gathered at the International Goldfish Championships in Fuzhou.
Displayed in a row of bowls at the event, the fish are battling to be named 'World Goldfish Queen'.
Ye Qichang, a judge at the pageant, told ITN that the fish are judged by a five-point criteria.
"We judge goldfish mainly by five criteria - breed, body shape, swimming gesture, colour, which is very important, and overall impression," Qichang explained.
The judge confirmed that a rare goldfish weighing in at 1.75kg is taking part in the pageant.
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