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Pearlscale Goldfish - Small

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Item: 205181
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Due to state regulations, these fish cannot be shipped to Maine or New York.

Goldfish are all actually selectively bred Asian Carp, Carassius auratus. Different variations and fancy body types were developed in China and other parts of Asia and were perfected over the course of a few hundred years into the interesting and popular fish you see in aquariums today. Some have stayed true to the carp like body shape while others have developed larger bodies, lost their dorsal fins. have over sized eyes and some have elongated fins. Goldfish can be easy to care for, and given proper care and a healthy environment, some goldfish will live for more than 50 years.

Pearlscale Goldfish are sometimes called Ping-Pong Goldfish due to their very round, ball-like body shape. The scales on these fish each grow a small calcium deposit on the edge that make the normally flat scale rounded and bead-like. This makes these goldfish more delicate than many others. Pearlscale goldfish have a mildly arched back and no wen on their head.

One of the most important things to do to keep your goldfish healthy is to provide them with plenty of clean, cool water. Bowls and small aquariums are not suitable environments for these fish. They need plenty of space to swim and develop properly. Goldfish produce an exceptionally high amount of waste, so regular water changes of 10-15 percent weekly and quality filtration system are necessary. Keep the temperature on the cool side, lower than 75 degrees and ideally between 65-68°F.

When feeding these fish keep in mind that they will need large amounts of vegetative matter to stay healthy and to avoid buoyancy problems. Goldfish are primarily herbivores, so provide them with a varied plant-based and lower protein diet. Many goldfish foods are available on the market today, formulated specifically for the needs of these fish. Treats like a slice of fresh cucumber or a bunch of live plants like Anacharis or Hornwort can be added as well. Goldfish have large appetites, but be careful not to overfeed them. Overfeeding will cause a decline in water quality and in the health of your pet. It is best to house goldfish with other goldfish only.

Tankmates should generally be restricted just to other goldfish, if room allows. The large amounts of waste and ammonia that these fish produce as well as the lower temperatures at which they thrive can be harmful to tropical freshwater fish. Different types of fancy goldfish can usually be mixed safely in an aquarium of adequate size. Choose all tankmates carefully.

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Specifications
MPN
F90 0022 1986
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NamePearlscale Goldfish - Small
Scientific NameCarassius auratus
OriginAsia
Max Size (in inches)8
Community SafeYes
pH Range7.0-7.8
DietHerbivore
Min Tank Size (in gallons)30
Temperature Range68-72
DifficultyEasy
Internal Id
11674

State Restrictions
Alaska
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Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Maine
New York
Puerto Rico

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Died in 5 days

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I bought 2 for one of my already established tanks and they both lived for roughly 5-ish days. I noticed (before they died) they had some white fungus growing on them and tried to treat it but it was too late. Unfortunately they died after the time-frame of the guarantee,

Cute little guy gone

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This is the first time I have had a fish pass away that I received from here. I feel the little guy was ill upon getting him however I will purchase again and see if it's me or their pealscales. This one lasted one week. I didn't return it as I msil ordered him and it's not worth the money to send back.

Cute little guy gone

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This is the first time I have had a fish pass away that I received from here. I feel the little guy was ill upon getting him however I will purchase again and see if it's me or their pealscales. This one lasted one week. I didn't return it as I msil ordered him and it's not worth the money to send back.