Fish Species

Goldfish Species

Goldfish Species
The Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) is the most popular aquarium fish and is usually the first experience most fish keepers will have with an aquarium fish!

There are many types of Gold fish available and they come in a variety of colors and sizes. Some have features such as Split Tails, Dorsal Fins, Bubble Eyes and Long Fins but they all originated from a species of Wild Carp (Carassius auratus) native to East Asia.

Goldfish can be keep indoors in a coldwater aquarium or alternatively can be kept in an outdoor pond.

Interesting Fish Species Information and Facts
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.

Gold Fish - Fancy Goldfish

Fancy Goldfish are a popular choice and make a beautiful and unusual addition to the gold fish tank. Species such as Oranda, Comet, Pearlscale, Ryukin, Lionhead, Black Moor are all selective bred varieties of the common Gold fish.

 

Fish Facts
Did you know...

- A goldfish will turn grey if left in the dark as they require sunlight to produce pigment

- A pet goldfish can live for up to ten years!
Pet Goldfish can recognize different human faces and voices

- A Pet Goldfish will turn grey if left in the dark as they require sunlight to produce pigment

 

Facts about Fish Species
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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