|Comet goldfish are known for
being feeder fish. These fish
are a type of koi, carp or goldfish.
They can be hardy and they are meant
to be placed in ponds like koi are.
Comets can grow to be about
a foot long if they live to be old enough.
The best way to keep Comets alive is
to keep them in the best conditions
and buy them from a reputable fish
dealers like Peace of
Paradise. They are good
candidates for ponds because
they can live in colder temperatures.
|This is another single-tailed goldfish
originating from China called the
They have a brilliant red color,
contrasted against white,
this goldfish is another favorite
among pond enthusiasts. As with
other goldfish, sarassa comets lack
the barbells that are seen with
Japanese koi. These fish also
do not display markings at
the base of each scale.
At a maximum length of 14",
it is important to stock the
appropriate number of fish to
maintain healthy pond water quality.
|The shubunkin, nicknamed "Poor Mans Koi",
are similar to the common goldfish
in appearance. However, the
shubunkins are calico goldfish
and they possess nacreous scales
(a mix of metallic and transparent
scales that are pearly in appearance).
The overlapping patches of red, white,
blue, grey and black (along with dark speckles)
normally extend to the finnage of shubunkins.
Blue is the most prized colour in shubunkins.
Shubunkins are excellent pond fish because
they reach a length of 9 to 16 inches.
A shubunkin goldfish is considered an
adult at 2 to 3 years of age.