Fancy Goldfish typically stay a little smaller in size, but a larger tank should still be considered. Goldfish are a social species and need to be kept in a minimum of 2, a good tank size is 100l for 3-4 Goldfish with good filtration.
Fancy Goldfish may have problems swimming strongly due to larger fins so care must be taken with providing areas for them to rest but not get stuck.
We have available Orandas, Ranchus, Moors, Ryukins and Pearlsales
|Synonyms||Carassius carassius auratus, Cyprinus auratus, Carassius auratus, Cyprinus mauritianus, Cyprinus thoracatus, Carassius chinensis, Cyprinus maillardi, Carassius auratus cantonensis|
|Distribution||Native to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau and Myanmar. Introduced to over 70 other countries, with several reporting adverse ecological impact.|
|Sexual Dimorphism||Mature females fuller bodied. Mature males are leaner and often longer-finned, showing breeding tubercles on gill plates & pectoral fins when in spawning condition.|
|Maximum Size||Usually up to 30cm (12"), although considerably larger specimens have been reported.|
|Water Parameters||Neutral to alkaline conditions preferred. pH: 7.0-8.0, dH: up to 25 degrees.|
|Temperature||Coldwater: 4-30 deg C (39-86 deg F)|
|Compatibility||Large fish community|
|Special Requirements||Avoid unfiltered bowls and small aquaria.|