Carassius auratus auratus
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Carassius auratus auratus

Common Names: Golden Carp
Synonyms: Carassius auratus
Carassius carassius auratus
Cyprinus auratus
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Eastern Asia.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, but may eat smaller fish on occasion.
Diet: Ominvore; Feed a varied diet of flakes, pellets, live foods, and vegetation to maintain a healthy fish. Goldfish flakes make a good staple diet for smaller fish, but larger specimens should be fed goldfish 'sticks'.
Care: Note: All types of goldfish are coldwater fish so do not mix them with tropical fish as they require a less temperature than tropical fish. Relatively easy to keep, common varieties are hardier than most breeds. Goldfish are very active fish and require plenty of swimming room, so prospective goldfish owners need to accomodate that. Medium to large ponds are best, as they afford the fish much more room than most tanks. If kept in a tank a very large tank is required, with excellent filtration and frequent water changes.
6 - 8
1°C - 40°C
34°F - 104°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 60cm (23.6")
Female: 60cm (23.6")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Can be determined by small white bumps (tubercles) on male's pectoral fin and gill covers. Males will be more narrow, females broader.
Breeding: Breeding is easily accomplished. Condition the fish on live foods and high protien diet. Gradually increase the temperature to 75 degrees F. Provide shallow water, soft vegetation or a spawning mop, and excellent water quality. Immediately remove parents once the eggs are layed, or the eggs will be eaten. Takes 4-6 days for the eggs to hatch.
Comments: Feeding a shelled pea will correct floaters. Aquarium salt in the water helps to prevent disease. Can withstand freezing temps and temps up to 100 degrees F for short periods of time. Hardiest variety of goldfish. Many species of the goldfish exist but many do not occur naturally in the wild since they are bred by humans.
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Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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