- Diet: Flake, Pellets
- Maximum size: 12"
- Water temperature: 65-75° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 29+ gallons
Thinking about adding a goldfish to your family? You're not alone! Every year millions of people enter the wonderful world of Pet Parenting by starting with one of many species of goldfish. Goldfish are hardy, fascinating fish that are fairly easy to care for, which makes them one of the first choices for kids and classroom pets.
Unlike tropical fish, goldfish will live in a wide range of water temperatures. Most goldfish are peaceful and schooling fish that mix well with other goldfish. They come in a variety of striking colors with fascinating features like bubble eyes. They are best suited for a larger aquarium with lots of filtration (e.g., outside power filter). The minimum aquarium size for two adult goldfish should be 29 gallons.
Learn about Comet Goldfish
Carassius auratus species
Goldfish are omnivores that will accept a wide variety of vegetable-based flake and freeze-dried foods. Supplement their diets with plenty of parboiled fresh vegetables, such as peas, zucchini, romaine lettuce, and carrots.
Because goldfish are voracious, messy eaters, they should be housed in large aquariums (55 gallons or more for two adult comet goldfish) with lots of filtration (i.e., outside power filter).
Comet goldfish are a long finned variety descended from the common goldfish. There have been hundreds of different color, body shape and eye variations developed by goldfish breeders over hundreds of years of cultivation.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
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