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.