196 Old Oaken Bucket Road
Scituate, MA 02066

P.O. Box 253
Greenbush, MA 02040

a "Peace" of Paradise Doug Litchfield



If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water. - Loren Eisley

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Goldfish & Koi

These are some of the fish we provide. If you have questions call us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Comet Goldfish Sarassa Shubunkin
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,
often 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.

Calico Goldfish Ryukin Watkin
Calico Fantails are a peaceful,
hardy, beautiful fish, that can survive
cooler temperatures.
The Calico Fantail can grow to
6 to 8 inches in length.
The Ryukin is a hardy and attractive
fish and can grow to 8 inches in length.
This fish is of the carp group and
therefore very hardy and well
suited to both aquariums and
garden ponds as they can be kept in
temperatures near freezing.
Ryukin are gentle in nature
and will work well in a tank with other fancy goldfish.
The wakin is ideally suited for fish ponds.
and is very hardy. Any size pond can
successfully accommodate wakin, unlike
unlike koi which do best in larger deep ponds.
They can grow to lengths of 10 inches or more
and can have a lifespan of 20 years.

Scavenger Japanese Trapdoor Snail

Bullfrog Tadpoll

Fish Info
Nishikigoi Koi
Butterfly Koi
We prefer Butterfly Koi to regular Koi as they are less aggressive around your pond.
They are extremely graceful and are as colorful and hardy as regular Koi.


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