The Comet Goldfish is an elongated, flat-bodied variety of goldfish. The head is wide but short, and its body tapers smoothly from its back and belly to the base of its caudal fin (tail fin). The caudal fin is long and deeply forked and generally stands fully erect. Comets have a natural life span of up to 14 years, though possibly longer if kept in optimal conditions.The Comet Goldfish is a bit smaller than the Common Goldfish, but even so, the environment it is kept in will mostly determine whether your pet grows to its full potential size. In an average 15 gallon tank, if well cared for and not crowded, they can grow up to about 4 inches (10 cm), while in a larger, uncrowded tank, they can grow larger, generally reaching about 7 or 8 inches (17.78 - 20.32 cm). If kept in a spacious pond, they can reach over 12 inches (30+ cm).They are primarily a reddish orange color, but they are also available in yellow, orange, white, and red. Some Comet Goldfish come in a bi-color red/white combination, and occasionally they are available with nacreous (pearly) scales, giving them a variegated color.Comet Goldfish can and do naturally change color, but color changes are believed to be influenced by diet and the amount of light. Aquarists often report the reds and oranges of their goldfish changing to white. A fresh diet along with good lighting and available shade are suggested as the best ways to maintain the original coloration. Even so, these measures are not always successful.Other types of Comet Goldfish include the Sarasa Comet. This variety has long flowing fins and is characterized by a red-and-white coloration that holds a resemblance to a koi color pattern called 'Kohaku.' The Tancho Single-tail Comet is a silver variety with a red patch on its head.
Taking Care of Goldfish in a Pond - Pets
Along with the decision to have a pet comes the commitment of caring for the animal. Taking care of goldfish is much less demanding than caring for dogs or cats, however there are still a number of things you need to know to ensure the health and wellbeing of your fish.
Buying Goldfish from the Pet Store - Complete Goldfish Care
You shouldn’t feel bad about this. Yes, ideally, everyone would research the correct way to care for goldfish and properly cycle their tank before getting their first fish, but a lack of knowledge, combined with bad advice from some pet stores, often means that this is not the case.
Goldfish Care – Wilmette Pet Center
Wow!! Baby Hazel is happy to possess a goldfish which luckily fells from stork's beak in the tank. Hazel and Liam are willing to keep this pet with them but they need someone's help to take care of fish. Can you help them? Also help Hazel and Liam to purchase fish tank and items required to decorate it. Join Hazel and her friends to play with Goldie. If you learn how to take care of goldfish, your pets will have a better chance of living a long and happy life. Get tips on feeding these fish as well as keeping their environment healthy.