Fish Species


Pearlscale - Description

The Pearlscale is distinguished from other fancy goldfish by its round body and dome shaped fins. It can be found in a variety of colors including Red, Orange, Calico, Black and Red and White.

The Pearlscale is not a fast swimmer so can go hungry if placed in a tank with lively fish.

Popular Name: Pearlscale
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Pearlscale

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pearlscale species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Bloodworms, Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Coldwater Tank or Outdoor Pond

  • Behaviour: Sensitive to cold water below 13 Degrees so not suited to outdoor pond

Scientific Classification of the Pearlscale

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: Pearlscale

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Pearlscale

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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