Fish Species

Common Goldfish

Common Goldfish - Description

The Common Goldfish is ideal for an aquarium or a garden pond. It is a hardy fish that can cope with cold water much better than other fish species. A common goldfish usually has bright orange coloring and a metallic gloss but they can also be red, yellow, blue, brown or black. They can grow up to 20cm in a tank and even larger in an outdoor pond.

Popular Name: Common Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Common Goldfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Common Goldfish species.

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Cold Water Tank or Outdoor Pond

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Flake Commercial Fish Food

  • Temperament: Social Fish that prefer to live in groups

  • Habitat: Indoor Tank, Outdoor Pond or Water Garden

  • Behaviour: Social Fish, Not usually aggressive

Scientific Classification of the Common Goldfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

  • Popular Name: Common Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Common Goldfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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