Goldfish, (Carassius auratus), are one of the most common, popular, inexpensive fish that are readily available in any aquatic pet store. Goldfish come in various shape, size, fin styles with bright color, there are more than 125 breeds of goldfish, including the common goldfish, pet-shop comet; the veiltail, with a three-lobed and flowing tail; the lionhead with a swollen “hood” on the head; and the celestial with protruding and upward-directed eyes. Goldfish are messy creatures they can grow quite large if given the right conditions This is the reason you need a good goldfish care. The color of goldfish makes human mind feel relax and stress-free and makes life healthier this is the reason you see goldfish at your workplace and hospitals.
Scientific name: Carassius auratus
Origin: East Asia
Lifespan: Average Lifespan 10 years.
Size: 4 inch (10.16 cm)
pH: 7.2 – 7.6 range
Fish Types: Ryukin, Oranda, Shubunkin, Ranchu, Black Telescope, Bubble Eye, Lionhead, Pearlscale, Veiltail, Red Cap Oranda, and so on…
Aquarium Size: 40 to 55 gallons
Tank Mates: Many, with peaceful nature.
Gender: Male, Female
Talking about space and environment, goldfish prefer clean water with slow-moving texture. They also desire for a thick and muddy surface. Goldfish need big space to survive rather than in a tropical aquarium. A goldfish required of 40 to 55 gallons tank if you want more consider upgrading your tank. The basic calculation is 24 square inch of water surface area per inch of fish. When selecting an area in your home to keep your aquarium, it’s necessary to think about all the angles. First, you should not keep your tank near any air conditioners or heat sources i.e. not placing an aquarium in a spot where the temperature fluctuates. You will want your aquarium away from windows, since ambient light cause algae growth if too bright.
Feeding for Goldfish
Goldfish are omnivorous, eats anything that fits in their mouth. In the wild, goldfish munch on aquatic plants, insect, mosquito larva, crustaceans and even some smaller fish. Goldfish need variety in their diet, their diet needs change as they get older, fry and juvenile goldfish need a high protein diet for their growth, while adult needs more of carbs i.e. plants material in their diet.
The fancier goldfish variety you are keeping, the more important is to give them a balanced diet. Flaked food or pelleted fish food formulated especially for goldfish should be given to your pet goldfish, flakes can start losing its nutrition value as soon as the food container is opened whereas pallets hold their nutrition value for a very long time. As a special treat, you can feed your goldfish with boiled vegetables, shrimps and bloodworms. Try to feed your goldfish freeze-dried dried food opposed to live food because live food can transfer disease.
Goldfish Fun Facts
-The fun fact about goldfish is they do not blink. because they have no eyelids and this means they sleep with their eyes open.
-They are also believed to be a lucky fish for couples.
-Goldfish have a very good memory, goldfish have a memory span of at least three months and can recognize people’s face, colors sounds, different shapes etc.
-Goldfish can be trained like other pet animals because they have sense like moving through bushes to get foods and swimming and releasing stuff.
-Mostly other fish in a group are called schooling but a group of goldfish is called “a troubling”.