- Diet: Flake, Pellets
- Maximum size: 10"
- Water temperature: 65-75° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 29+ gallons, sparsely planted
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 Shubunkin Goldfish
Carassius auratus species
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Frozen plankton, vegetable diet, daphnia, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Tablet and Pellet foods also accepted. Live plants will be eaten, so use as a food source.
A peaceful and schooling fish that mixes well with other goldfish.
China: Moderately decorated with rocks, plastic plants and driftwood.
The Shubunkin has a mottled coloration. The base color is blue with a speckled pattern of black, red, white and yellow. They are hardy and do well in outside ponds. Average lifespan is 15-25 years.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
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