Orange (Citrus)- Common Goldfish, White (Pumpkin)- Comet Goldfish, Multi-colored (Psychedelic)- Shubunkin Goldfish

Scientific Name: Carassius auratus (pronounced car-ace-E-us oar-Art-us) Size: 8-16 Inches

Temp: 60-68 F

Water Type: Freshwater/Coolwater (pH 6.8-7.6)

Behavior: Goldfish come in over 100 different varieties. The two main varieties are single tails and double tails. The two should never be mixed together- the single tails will easily out compete and over dominate when it comes to food. These are not a beginnerís fish. They love making huge messes- if youíve ever had to move a full-sized goldfish, youíll know what I mean. Never keep goldfish with tropicals (i.e., tetras, guppies, etc.) Their slime coats are different, which means they can transmit diseases to each other just by swimming in the same water. Unless there's a hurricane coming and you gotta run, don't mix the two together!

Tank Type: They love a lightly planted tank (preferably with soft, plastic or silk plants- most will eat real plants), with some rock structures, and plenty of swimming space. Without one 35% or two 25% water changes a week, ammonia will easily build up.

Variety: Some goldfish varieties include commons, comets, shubunkins, lionheads, rykins, jikins, orandas, bubbleeyes, etc. There's just so many to choose from!

How Many: 20-gallons per Fancy, or 30-gallons per Common (10 gallons per common after that)

Feeding: They will accept flakes, pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp, peas, and lettuce.

Recommended Tank Size: 20-gallons for Fancies (Double tailed), 30-gallons for Commons (Single tailed)

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