ALIAS: Shubunkin, sarasa comet, comet goldfish, single tail goldfish
IDENTIFICATION: There are over 100 varieties of fancy goldfish, with most originating from Asia. This hardy species appears in a variety of colors including orange, black, white, blue and red.
DIET: Floating fish pellets are readily accepted. Supplementing with shelled green peas, live red-worms or freeze dried shrimp will meet their nutritional needs.
SPAWNING: Usually occurs in the spring of the year after an abrupt temperature change. Males use tubercles (a small, spur-like growth on the gill cover) to encourage females to release their eggs. Goldfish are egg-scatterers, often dispersing their eggs onto submerged aquatic vegetation.
HUSBANDRY TIPS: Goldfish thrive in ponds that have ample space, good water quality and proper nutrition. Often considered winter-hardy, goldfish prefer water depths of at least 18”.
States We Are Licensed to Sell To
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