Comet Goldfish

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comet goldfish

Origin:

China/Far east

Size:

14 inches +

Aquarium Size:

340 litres/75 gal for 1. Add 40 – 50 litres per additional Goldfish.

Preferred water conditions:

  • Temp: 10 – 20°C
  • pH: 7 – 8.5
  • Hardness: Hard

Diet:

Omnivorous, Goldfish are not fussy eaters at all and will consume anything they can fit in their mouth. A healthy diet of goldfish flakes and pellets is ideal in addition to treats such as bloodworm.

Behaviour:

Goldfish are peaceful but will eat anything they can swallow, including smaller fish and shrimp. They will also attempt to eat gravel/pebbles, so you will need to keep an eye on them. It has been known for goldfish to get pebbles stuck in their mouth.

Sexing:

Males are more slender than females and may develop white spots on the gill plates.

Breeding:

Goldfish are egg scatterers and like to spawn in plants. For a detailed guide on breeding Goldfish, click here.

Notes:

Comet Goldfish are one of the most numerous aquarium fish. Unfortunately their requirements are often underestimated and it is a regular sight to see them kept in far too small a tank. Goldfish grow quite large and are active fish so space to grow and swim is vital to keeping them healthy and happy.

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