Goldfish Golden Comet (Carassius auratus) 5cm

Goldfish Golden Comet (Carassius auratus) 5cm

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Goldfish Golden Comet (Carassius auratus) 5cm

The golden comet goldfish is a line breed variant from the standard red comet we all know and love. Its distinctive golden “almost yellow” colouration makes it a beautiful addition to any pond or aquarium

For anyone who hasn’t seen a well cared for goldfish, it may come as a surprise that they can grow to enormous sizes. Anyone who has ever has the chance to see my goldfish tank always assumes they are some type of koi, and are shocked when I tell them that they’re regular goldfish. (One of which was a rescue from a carnival.)

Because of their aquarium busting size, they should only be kept in the largest tanks, although they can be kept in smaller tanks while they’re still very young.

It’s important to remember that goldfish are cold-water fish, and will do best if kept in a cool room. They should never be kept in a heated tank or in an overly hot room. If their tanks temperature gets too high, it may result in permanent nerve damage to the goldfish.

Since comet goldfish require coldwater, they should never be kept with tropical fish, as the tank will either be too warm for the goldfish, or too cold for the tropical fish. Some good tank mates are gold barbs, loaches and some people have had success with zebra danios. But the danios will nip at the goldfish if they aren’t kept in a school of at least six, and some are nippers regardless, so add danios with caution.

Getting comet goldfish to accept food is not difficult – they will eat nearly anything that will fit in their mouth. With that being said, feeding them properly is what can be more difficult.

In the wild goldfish are omnivores, and they feed on plant matter, algae, insects and small crustaceans. But their diet is primarily composed of plant matter and algae, and it’s important to replicate this in the home aquarium.

  • Species – Carassius Auratus
  • Common Name – Comet (Golden)
  • Origin – East Asia
  • Diet – Herbivour
  • PH Range – Alkaline 6.5 – 7.5
  • Water Type – Hard
  • Temperature – 10-24
  • Breed Type – Egg Scatter
  • Current Size – approximately 7cm (Grows to approximately 30cm)
  • Sex – Un-sexed
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    Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

    Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

    Clean bucket or container large enough 
    Airline tubing
    Air pump (optional but recommended)
    Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
    Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


    Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

    Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
    Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

    Step 3: Start the drip

    Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
    Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

    Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

    Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
    The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 5: Monitor the process

    Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
    Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

    Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

    If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

    Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

    Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

    After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
    By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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