GOLDFISH and FANCY GOLDFISH

Caring for your Goldfish

I like to swim in a group of 2 or more goldfish. If I'm a slow moving, fancy goldfish, keep me with my own type so that others don't nip my fins or pinch my food.

I can produce a lot of waste so need a filter and plenty of space to swim.

I love King British Goldfish Flake (with IHB) helps to keep me healthy, happy and brightly coloured. If I'm a Fancy Goldfish, feed me King British Goldfish Sinking Pellets to help prevent swimbladder problems.

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Carassius auratus

Family: Cyprinidae

Adult Size: 10-30cm long

Temperature:
Room temperature, not to exceed 24 degrees Celcius

pH: 6.6 to 7.4

Fun Fact: Goldfish have been kept as pets for over 2,000 years. The practice started in China!