Goldfishes – everything about keeping them in a tank

Over the years Goldfish (Carassius auratus) has been the most popular, renown and favorite tank fish among aquarists. This is the fish that set the stage for aquarium husbandry appearance.

In this article you will find detailed history of how the first goldfish was bred as well as how to keep, feed, care and breed the fish. All goldfish breeds are also described, we added photos of them and a short list of their distinctive features.

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Comet (goldfish)

Comet (goldfish) is one of artificially bred ornamental tank goldfish, which has a classical elongated body (not an ovifrom shaped like all other representatives of this kind have) and a long tail.

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Veiltail

Veiltail is one of artificially bred ornamental breeds of tank ‘goldfish’. The fish is famous for its elongated fins and a fluffy vailtail which is even longer if compared to other representatives of this kind.

This is very undemanding fish that is perfect for beginner aquarists, though it has some restrictions in keeping. It digs tank bottom a lot, likes to eat and very often it overeats till death; likes cool water.

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Shubunkin

Shubunkin (朱文金, red brocade) — is one of artificially bred ornamental species of tank ‘goldfish’ (Carassius gibelio forma auratus) that has transparent scales and fancy coloring.

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