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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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I just bought about ten comet gold fish. One of them stopped eating and began to swim to a corner. Every time I removed him from the corner, he went right back to it. He stopped eating and eventually died the next day. All the other fish seemed to be fine. However, now another fish is sinking to the bottom and his gills stop moving for a period of up to one minute. Then, he flais a bit and sinks back to the bottom. Is this some type of sickness?
How can I tell if my comets are male or female cause I really want to breed them?
I like to buy a comet goldfish please tell me how long they live.
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I have a white comet fish (it actually looks more silver), but based on the information I've come across while searching for a tankmate, I believe they live around 7 years and up to 14 years or longer if they are provided with optimum conditions....Good Luck. Just a side note - I have recently seen that even just ONE full grown comet fish can end up needing around a 55 gallon tank.
It takes a lot of experience to handle these. They are not the easiest fish to keep. I have had 5 now for five years. When they are gone I will never ever replace them. I have an Oscar and he is much cleaner and easier to keep. I would suggest not getting comet fish. I have nearly 40 yrs experience with all kinds of fish. But never comet or Koi would I ever get again.
Johnathan Ho -
I have 4 comet goldfish. I bought them in different times. The oldest one I have was since 2001. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky6sTgFc-pk
If you take great well of your comet and feed them what they usually eat...they will usually live from 15 to 20 years. The longest that ever lived was 25 years old.
I was wondering how to breed my comet goldfish I have 1 gold-ish white-ish comet fish and 2, orange-ish white-ish comet fish?
I have 4 Comets in a large outdoor pond. I am finding that I have to sell my home and move to an apt. Can I move the fish from the pond to a tank so that I can take them with me?
Hello there... Thank you so much for this web site! We are total novice comet keepers! Earlier in the summer we got 6 of the comets to put in our two rain "barrels"... sort of huge plastic tubs really... (3 in each one) to combat the mosquito larvae. It was a pretty good success all summer until a raccoon managed to get in about a month and wipe most of them out. I added fresh rain water every day to create bubbles, and then changed the water when it rained. Everyone seemed so happy until the raccoon came and the comets seemed happy to gobble up the larvae. Now we have just bought a nice aquarium to have the one survivor and his six new friends entertain us inside through the winter. Does anyone have any success stories about outdoor comets and their predators they could share with us? I am hoping we can put them back out again next spring.
I have a 700 gallon pond at the base of a four foot waterfall. The pond is at least four feet deep and ten feet in diameter. The water is secured from a well and is not filtered. The pool is populated with 15 comet gold fish. Do I need a filter and ultra violent light for algae? Also since placing the fish several days ago we seldom see them and have not been able to feed them. They don't seem eager to be fed. Is this a problem?
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Fish can take a while to adjust to their new environment. There is a common misconception that goldfish have a three second memory span, but this is not true. Studies show that a goldfish can remember things from over three months earlier. They are scared right now and getting used to their new home. Also since goldfish are prey animals, they need places to hide. Little caves and plants will do the trick. This will lower their stress levels and give them a longer lifespan. Whenever I get a new fish they won't eat for a few days. Sounds normal!
I have a pond full of Koi and Sarasa comets. My friend says that she believes most of the babies are comets, if not all. The babies range from orange, orange red, white and red, black and orange, black, white, red and white, orange and white, yellow. I know to tell the difference between the Koi and Comets, find whiskers if you can catch them, not easy. So my question is, can Sarasa have so many different colors? These babies range in size up to 3 inches. Oh yeah, I have bluish and dark gray ones too.
I have had two comet goldfish for over a year and they are 3inches long. They are in a five1/2 gallon tank with a good biological filter, and they r playful and active. Can they still grow bigger? how can they grow faster?
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If you have a smaller tank, then it will stunt their growth. Unless, you get a bigger one, then yes they could grow an inch a year maybe, but yours sound like they are doing good. I have a 6 year old comet and he should be more than 3 inches long. But when he was younger he was in a 10 gallon tank with 7 others. Now it's just him and a little guy and he's grown 1/2 inch in about a month.
I have a cichlid and community fish tank. I bought three comet gold fish about half an inch big for food and only 1 survived so I decided to keep it and now it's 8 in big and it one of my favorite fish in my community tank lol.