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9 Tips for Goldfish Breeder Beginners

Breeding goldfish is not that hard, but requires patience, since the process can take several months. We assume that you have kept goldfish in proper tanks for few years and are familiar with their different types and care needs. These tips are intended to provide the readers with general advice and more important to prevent common mistakes. Further and detail information is encouraged. Tips for breeding goldfish for the first time: 1. Ask your breeder to provide you with mature specimens ranging from four to six years old. Although two […] Read more »

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Adding plants to your pond

Plants add beauty to the pond and aid in maintaining a healthy environment for fish. In addition, plants provide food and shelter for the creatures that may reside in the pond. Pond plants include deep water plants, oxygenating plants, marginal plants, floating plants and bog plants. When choosing plants find out how large they may grow. Make sure your pond will not be too small to fit the plants you plan to grow in it, also check to see if the plants will be winter hardy in your area. Keeping pond plants […] Read more »

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Black Moor Goldfish

The Black Moor Goldfish is one of several varieties of Carassius auratus auratus. All goldfish are members of the carp group and are generally quite hardy. A 30 gallon or larger tank with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants is recommended. Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are appreciated. There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching […] Read more »

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Bubble-Eye Goldfish

A 30 gallon or larger tank with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants is recommended. HABITAT: China, Japan Compatible: This particular breed should be kept only with other Bubble-Eye Goldfish. Aquarium setup: 65-75°F; pH 6.5-7.5; dH 4-20 Diet: Omnivorous Size: 10″ (25 cm) For detail information refer to: Goldfish Can you keep goldfish and tropical fish together? Goldfish: Maximum Size and Lifespan Breeding Goldfish Read more »

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Can you keep goldfish and tropical fish together?

I strongly advise against keeping goldfish and tropical fish together for several reasons. First, goldfish tend to thrive at sub-tropical temperatures, which means about 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not to say that 75-degree water will kill the goldfish. It’s just that the lower temperatures are healthier for them. Cooler water holds more oxygen, which larger goldfish require for good health. Second, goldfish tend to be much more massive than tropical fish. As they grow, they can easily eat more than the tropicals. The latter may end up […] Read more »

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Comet Goldfish

The Comet Goldfish requires plenty of swimming room and is capable of swimming very fast over short distances. It is a hardy fish and benefits from being kept outdoors in a pond all year round. HABITAT: China, Japan Compatible: Require a tank free of active or aggressive fishes, best tankmates are Goldfish, Plecos, and some scavenger Catfish. Aquarium setup: 65-75°F; pH 6.5-7.5; dH 4-20 Diet: Omnivorous Size: 10″ (25 cm) For detail information refer to: Goldfish Can you keep goldfish and tropical fish together? Goldfish: Maximum Size and Lifespan Breeding […] Read more »

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Fantail Goldfish

This strain has no swimming difficulties and it can therefore be kept outside in ponds. HABITAT: China, Japan Compatible: Require a tank free of active or aggressive fishes, best tankmates are Goldfish, Plecos, and some scavenger Catfish. Aquarium setup: 65-75°F; pH 6.5-7.5; dH 4-20 Diet: Omnivorous Size: 10″ (25 cm) For detail information refer to: Goldfish Can you keep goldfish and tropical fish together? Goldfish: Maximum Size and Lifespan Breeding Goldfish Read more »

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Goldfish (Carassius Auratus)

Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants, particularly fine-leaved varieties. They often dig in the gravel and can uproot plants or damage their stems. Plants grafted onto rocks or wood (e.g. anubias, java fern) are good choices. Fancy goldfish, need a tank free of active or aggressive fishes, they require optimum water conditions to prevent fin damage and deterioration. They are best maintained at around 65°F (18°C); they may be susceptible to fungal infections and fin rot if kept at […] Read more »

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Goldfish: Maximum Size and Lifespan

It is a myth that a goldfish will grow only to the size of their tank. If a goldfish is kept in a small tank, fed only a small amount once daily, and the water changed regularly, it will grow only very slowly and may live for several years, reaching a maximum size of maybe 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters). It is true that the growth of a goldfish may be somewhat stunted in a small tank – a high nitrate level is known to stunt growth […] Read more »