Scientific Name:¬†Carassius auratus
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Approximate purchase size : 5 - 6cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
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?
Fantail varieties can often reach 5" or more.
Where in the world are they from?
Originally found throughout China they have now 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.