Features: Peaceful schooling fish
Experience Level: Beginner
Swimming Level: Middle
Color: Variety of colors
Size: Maximum Size 12 in
Diet: Flake, Pellets
Housing: 29+ gallon tank, Water temperature 65-75 degrees F
Learn more about Comet Goldfish
Carassius auratus species
Goldfish are omnivores that will accept a wide variety of vegetable-based flake and freeze-dried foods. Supplement their diets with plenty of parboiled fresh vegetables, such as peas, zucchini, romaine lettuce, and carrots.
Because goldfish are voracious, messy eaters, they should be housed in large aquariums (29 gallons or more for two adult comet goldfish) with lots of filtration (i.e., outside power filter).
Comet goldfish are a long finned variety descended from the common goldfish. There have been hundreds of different color, body shape and eye variations developed by goldfish breeders over hundreds of years of cultivation.