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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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Bailey Jo Jarrett
Hi, my brother purchased a goldfish a while back but the pet store people had no record of what type of fish it was, but they assumed it was a comet. We had it 3 years and he got up to 4 inches at least. He all of the sudden started sinking to the bottom of the tank and ended up losing its scales and dying, why did this happen?
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It's possible your water quality deteriorated and made the water toxic for your fish. This can cause illness/fatalities in fish. What size was the tank? Was the maintenance of MINIMUM 25% monthly water changes with gravel vacuuming being performed? Sometimes a fish will SURVIVE in a small tank without frequent water changes, but won't thrive. Normally, this will eventually catch up to the fish. Keep in mind that the fish would have required a minimum 30 gallon tank when it was full grown.
If only I had read this webstie before hand. New comet has jumped out of the bowl in the middle of the night, and my son so sad.
I won my goldfish at a county at 2 inches also, I had my goldfish for 5 years and he is now 7 inches long.
I won a comet goldfish at my county fair, she was only 2inch then and now she is 7 1/2 inches. I first had her in a 2gallon fish tank but upgraded her to a 5 gallon and she is still growing. She is constantly active but fun to watch.
Have you seen a snail eat fish, my brother's snail eats and eats. He is 2in. tall, 2in. wide, 1 1/2in. deep. He is big!! my email is email@example.com
My gold fish is about 6 inches long or longer, he is the comet. He was in about a 2 gallon tank. He is now in a 30 gallon, but I am sure he will get bigger and go figure he was from the fair. Had him already 6 yrs.
they are so cute!