Fish Species

Pearlscale Goldfish

Pearlscale Goldfish - Description

The Pearlscale Goldfish is distinguished from other fancy goldfish varieties by its rounded body and dome shaped fins.

The Pearlscale can be found in a variety of colors including Red, Orange, Calico, Black and Red and White. Its not a fast swimmer so can go hungry if placed in a tank with lively fish.

Popular Name: Pearlscale Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Pearlscale Goldfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pearlscale Goldfish 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 is not suited to outdoor ponds

Scientific Classification of the Pearlscale 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: Pearlscale Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Pearlscale 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.


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