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Red Comet 18cm

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comet goldfish (Carassius auratus). Comet goldfish are a popular and distinctive variety known for their long, flowing fins and vibrant red coloration. They are a type of single-tail goldfish and are often kept in aquariums and outdoor ponds.

Here are some basic care guidelines for a Red Comet or comet goldfish:

1. Tank/Pond Requirements:

  • For an 18cm fish, make sure the tank or pond is adequately sized. Goldfish, including comets, produce a significant amount of waste, so proper filtration is crucial.
  • If kept in a tank, a larger aquarium with good filtration is needed. If in a pond, ensure it is spacious and well-aerated.

2. Water Parameters:

  • Maintain good water quality with a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5, and a temperature between 18-22°C (64-72°F). Goldfish are hardy, but they thrive in stable conditions.

3. Diet:

  • Feed a balanced diet of high-quality goldfish flakes or pellets.
  • Supplement their diet with occasional treats like live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, or daphnia.

4. Tank/Pond Decor:

  • Provide hiding spots and decorations, especially in ponds, to offer shelter and create a stimulating environment.

5. Tank Mates:

  • Comets can coexist with other goldfish and peaceful pond fish. Avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping species.

6. Monitoring Health:

  • Keep an eye on the fish's behavior, appetite, and any signs of illness.
  • Quarantine new fish before introducing them to an existing tank or pond.

7. Handling Growth:

  • Goldfish, including comets, can grow quite large. Ensure that the tank or pond size accommodates their potential adult size.

Remember, these are general guidelines, and individual fish may have specific needs. Always consider the unique characteristics and requirements of your specific Red Comet or comet goldfish.