Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
How easy are they to care for?
Easy to care for fish, often described as the one of the best fish to start with in the aquatics trade.
How large can they grow?
Up to 15inches or greater, although this is often only seen in ponds
Where in the world are they from?
Originally bred in Japan they have no been found through the globe in a range of diverse river systems.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Will happily live with other Goldfish varieties. Can be kept singly or in groups depending on tank / pond size.
What water conditions do they require?
Temperature ranges of 10 - 24 Celsius and will accept pH ranges as from 6.0 - 8.0
What should you feed them?
Live foods will be greatly accepted as well as frozen foods such as Blod worm, Artemia and Daphnia. Will happily accept Flake, Pellets and vegetable matter.
How compatible are they with other fish?
More than happy to live in a general community cold water tank.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Will quite happily breed in outdoor pond environments once mature, breeding can occur in large tanks as well without too much conditioning required.
Scientific: Carassius auratus
Maximum Size: Up to 19" in ponds, tanks will often find much smaller
pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Food: Will happily accept a wide range of foods.
Ease of Care: Easy
Aggression: Cold Water Community.
Please note we cannot ship deliveries the Tuesday following a bank holiday for Wednesday deliveries. In such instances we will ship Wednesday for delivery Thursday.
All fish are packed with Heat Packs (where necessary) Oxygen.
Bags are double skin to ensure minimal risk of puncture or leak.
All fish are supplied in a polystyrene box with a cardboard outer to ensure
minimal heat fluctuation.
Be advised that we are unable to accept returns of livestock - any unaccepted / rejected orders cannot be refunded.
Standard Fish Delivery
We deliver all livestock Wednesday - Friday ONLY as per costs below.
Please note delivery charge is not calculated on checkout.
When your order has been placed a member of our team will call to arrange delivery of your items and to take payment for delivery.
APC Security Next Day (orders up to £99.99) £16.00
APC Security Next Day (orders over £100.00) FREE
APC Security Next Day (orders up to £99.99) £24.99
APC Security Next Day (orders over £100.00) £9.99
Please note we cannot deliver livestock to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scottish Isles and the following postcodes: PA, PH, DD, AB, IV, KW.
Standard Package Delivery – United Kingdom
Royal Mail 2nd class 2-3 days (orders up to £14.99) FREE
Royal Mail Tracked 2-3 days (orders £15.00 - £39.99) FREE
Parcelforce Express 24 Next Day (orders £40.00 and over) FREE
Express Package Delivery – United Kingdom
Parcelforce Express 24 Next Day (orders under £39.99) £5.00
By 12 Midday
Parcelforce Next Day by Midday (orders under £39.99) £8.50
Parcelforce Next Day by Midday (orders over £39.99) £6.50
Saturday / Sunday
Parcelforce Saturday / Sunday Delivery (orders under £39.99) £18.00
Parcelforce Saturday / Sunday Delivery (orders over £39.99) £16.00
Economy Package Delivery - International
Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Channel Islands (2-3 days) £6.00
Ireland (Rep of), Italy, France, Monaco (2-3 days) £8.00
Denmark, Spain (2-3 days) £13.00
Czech Republic, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Norway, Poland, Switzerland (3-4 days) £18.00
Portugal, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey (3-4 days) £23.00
Greece, Azores, Balearic Islands, Madeira, Sardinia & Sicily (4-5 days) £28.00
Aquarium / Terrarium / Chiller (Pallet) Delivery – United Kingdom
UK Mainland Pallet Service (2 -3 days) FREE
UK Mainland Pallet Service Next Day £40.00
Extended Areas Zone 1 (2-3 days) £30.00
Extended Areas Zone 2 (3-5 days) £70.00
Please see our full delivery terms and conditions for extended area postcodes
Aquarium / Terrarium / Chiller (Pallet) Delivery - International
Ireland (2-3 days) £70.00
Belgium, Netherlands (8-10 days) £70.00
France, Germany, Denmark (8-10 days) £130.00
Portugal, Italy, Spain (8-10 days) £170.00
All delivery prices are shown exclusive of VAT.
Express next day service orders must be placed before 1pm to ensure they are dispatched that day.
Pallet delivery is to the kerbside (at least 2 people will be needed to off-load depending on item size).
Do not under any circumstances sign for an aquarium delivery without checking the glass first.
All pallet prices are doubled on fish tanks larger than 5 foot.
Please click here to see our full delivery terms and conditions