Animal Stories - Comet Goldfish


Animal-World Information about: Comet Goldfish

The Comet Goldfish is much like the common goldfish, but is a more reddish orange color and has a much longer, deeper forked tail fin!
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Katie - 2010-03-04
Just as this website explains above, comet goldfish require filtration and aeration just like other aquarium fish. They shouldn't be kept in bowls. A full grown comet will require a minimum of a 30 gallon tank. Even a small 1 inch goldfish shouldn't be kept in anything smaller than 2 gallons, and that's for only one comet TEMPORARILY! If you're really wanting to keep a fish in a bowl, I would recommend a betta. Although they actually prefer a warmer temperature (78-82 degrees F), they usually live at room temperature with no problem. They will not require filtration as long as you change out the water once weekly (make sure you are using "conditioned" tap or well water or spring water, and make sure it is at about room temperature so as too not shock the fish). Bettas are also different from most fish in that they do not require aeration. Bettas actually breathe from the air/water surface. Keep in mind, however, that you can only have one betta per bowl/tank. *If you get a female betta (shorter fins), you can sometimes keep more than one per bowl/tank, but keep in mind that should the fish begin to fight, you will have to have a second container to separate them.

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jake - 2012-04-12
My comet was a copper color and in the past month he's developed bright orange spots on his sides. Is he ok?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    As they age they do change colors and can get different patterns.
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aime byrnes - 2012-04-04
I can pet my comet fish but should I?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-05
    As fun as it may be. It is always best to not have your hands in the tank unless they are completely clean. Soap and perfume can be harmful to the fish.
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kathy - 2012-02-07
Can I put black moor in with a comet goldfish? Will they fight? Think I put one in there with her but not long

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-08
    Yes, Black Moors, and Comet Goldfish can get along. They will not fight. Goldfish generally can be placed with almost any other Goldfish.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-10
    They will get along. Make sure the take and filter is large enough for these fish. They create a lot of waste.
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alan kool - 2011-08-13
Hi

Can someone please tell me how heavy 2 inch goldfish are?

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  • zach - 2011-10-10
    that is a hard question to answer because the weight of the fish does not have to do a lot with the size so much as the fish's eating habits. i have had many fish 2,3 inch's long and not one was the same weight.i would put a bowl of water on the scale and put the fish in and subtract the weight of bowl and water from the fish.
    hope this helps.
  • James - 2011-10-26
    That's easy Alan, all you need...ready?....is a FISH SCALE. har har
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Someone - 2011-12-22
Can I put a malaysian trumpet snail in my aquarium with 1 or 2 comet goldfish?

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  • Jimmy Thai - 2011-12-30
    I would recommend apple snails if you don't mind
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gwen - 2009-11-06
PLEASE HELP: my comet gold fish i bought it today and it dosent move i i think its got something wrong with it. it has a big enough tank and it has a real plant in there for oxygen and it has a snail to clean its waste i dont know what it wrong with it but i had two previous fish in there aswell and i only had one for not even a week and the other for 2 weeks and the fish i just bought i dont want it to die i am really sad i need help :( :( :) :)

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  • ivy - 2011-12-21
    I saw something to not put a plant it gives them a kind of sickness. I am so sorry in my town 600 of mine died. I loved them but the birds had a party.
  • kathy - 2012-02-07
    Give it time as he might been spawning. I got mine from the fair he did that to. I called pet store ask them about that --- they said was normel.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-08
    A Comet Goldfish will require a minimum of 10 gallons, if not 20 when fully grown.

    To ensure proper advice, I would need more details on your aquarium, such as the size, temperature, and how long it has been running.

    Feel free to email me, if you wish: alex.burleson@live.com
  • Anonymous - 2012-02-29
    YOU DIDN'T MENTION AN AIR STONE FOR OXYGEN? THE PLANT DOESN'T GIVE OFF THAT MUCH OXYGEN AND SOMETIMES CAN ACTUALLY CAUSE LESS OXYGEN TO BE PRESENT. SO YOU NEED TO HAVE AN AIR PUMP AND AND AIR STONE TO PUT PLENTY OF OXYGEN IN THE TANK.
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lady - 2012-01-10
I fave a few gild fish and they are growing big the problem is they have red coloring on there body what does it mean

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Nikki - 2012-01-04
My daughter as 3 small comet fish. None are larger than 2 inches. They are in a secure tank void of any spaces for them to jump out. My littlest one is missing. No one was near he tank and I can't find it in the tank anywhere. I was so freaked out, I even looked in the filter. I don't have any explanation for the missing fish. Has anyone ever had a situation similar?

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  • Nikki - 2012-01-04
    Mystery solved. The little one must have been hiding in a crevice of the ornamental piece located inside of the tank. After I submitted my comment, I went to the tank where little one was briskly swimming along with the other two. I guess I panicked but I seriously looked for it for over an hour.
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Carolann - 2010-08-26
I have an adopted Comet fish. When found it was covered in Ich. I have been able to revive his condition thru water changes and medical treatment. However, the bright orange color of the fish has begun to change to white leaving only a tip or two of orange on the body. I just noticed a lump by his upper top fin that looks a blister. Does anyone have any comments about the color change and the blister?

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  • ivy - 2011-12-21
    i do not know about the blister but the changing of colour can be because there is not enough light.
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