Animal Stories - Common Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Common Goldfish

Goldfish are fun to watch... just look at all the different colors of these beautiful fish!
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caroline giles - 2010-10-14
I have two ordinary common goldfish. They spawned. I have about 100 fry now they are two months old I have noticed that some of them have like a three prong tail. Can anyone tell me what kind of fish these are? The mum and dad have ordinary common fish tails.

Tim, age 47 but still a kid - 2008-12-07
Thank you very much for the informative pages on common and comet goldfish. I bought half-dozen "feeder comets" this past summer to put in a child's wading pool (with pots of emergent aquatic plants) to prevent mosquito larvae. When the cool of autumn arrived, I caught two to put in a 10-gallon aquarium in the house since my poor Plecostoma (Peter) had just passed away :-[. Both are the same color and size, but based on their tails I thought perhaps one might be male ("Bob") and one female ("Fanny"). Even though both were purchased as comets, I now think Bob is a common goldfish and Fanny is a true comet. Nevertheless, since they are both the same species and subspecies, I presume that they'll have no trouble breeding IF (50-50 odds) they DO turn out to be male and female. It would be helpful if there were a closeup photo of the head of a breeding male to illustrate the little whitish thing-a-ma-bobs that would be present. Otherwise, the information provided was very helpful. Thanks again!

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  • Lucky - 2010-10-03
    How do you know that one is a female and one is a male?
Dustin - 2010-01-29
I have a 6 in. betta eating beast of a goldfish named bigfin in my large tank. He is a comet and his tail is so long the back is just a dead weight on him. He loves attention and is no regular fish. He can follow my finger and learns. He learned from my bettas (which have passed away, sadly) and my gouramis what to do if you are tired. He learned from my knife fish that naps are good. They can be 1 hour long. He learned from me that 2+2=4. The only other fish that learned anything is my golden gourami which waves at you when you put your hand against the tank gently. he is about 5 years old.

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  • LALALALALALALA - 2010-10-03
    Sounds like you got some cool fishies. =)
Erika - 2010-10-02
I'll be getting a fish soon. I was thinking about getting a Common Goldfish, because I've heard that they are very social. I really want a type of goldfish that will swim around and have a personality. Reading about the Common Goldfish, I really didn't get a lot of information. :/ Can anybody tell me if a Common Goldfish has a lot of personality? Thank you!

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  • my lips are sealed - 2010-10-03
    I have 3 common goldfish and 3 shubunkins and YES they are very exciting! At first in their new tank they will be scared okay? But do NOT worry they WILL get over it! I suggest you get a common goldie (and why don't you get a few shubunkins too? They are very social too! And they are the tank mates of the common goldfish) at a petstore where the tanks are over crowded and I know that sounds stupid but that way in your tank they will be grateful of your kind deed ;D but look up fish diseases and make sure the fish you get are healthy and DO not overcrowd your tank! Good luck!
Carol - 2010-09-21
My goldfish, whose name is Fish, is now almost 6 years old. He has been in a 1.5 gallon globe bowl for his whole life, and he's a great member of the family. Just recently I've noticed Fish seems to be going through a "growth spurt," so I've done some online research about goldfish, and I realize that we should not in fact be keeping him in a bowl! Yikes! We didn't know, and now we're planning to transfer him to an aquarium. We always thought that, according to the old tale, he would only grow as large as his bowl allowed. So can we really expect him to keep growing? He's now probably about 5 inches long, tail included.

platypuses rock - 2010-03-22
I have a common goldfish and his name is Floyd. At first I didn't know if he was eating but now I see him eat. I feed 2 or 3 pellets a day and I keep him in his tank in my bedroom.

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  • Caroline Jones - 2010-09-18
    If it is 16-20 OC you should give him three meals a day
Jimmy Thai - 2010-07-29
Hi I have 8 hardy common goldfish, and they are juvenile fish. Can I keep them in a 10 gallon tank? Since they are still small. I know that they poop a lot and yeah I have to replace the cartridge every two weeks. Me and my dad are caring for the tank, later on we will buy a 60 gallon aquarium at the pet shop. How many gallons does one goldfish need? How big do these kind of goldfish grow? Do I have to build a pond? My tank has a hanging power filter. I wonder if needed an under gravel filter. I have colorful rocks and a bamboo, I know 8 goldfish need a lot of space so I don’t want them to live with lots of decorations. I’m the one who always cleans the filter. My dad always does the water change. Oh yeah, and I need to know how to clean out the fish tank, because my dad usually takes out all the water with a siphon, so I did some research and it said to siphon out 32 cups of water or 20% but I don’t know. So please tell me some steps. I feed my goldfish “Goldfish Flakes” , and that’s all. I tried feeding them “Goldfish Quick Grow Pellets” but when I threw some in, they ate it but then they spitted them out. I don’t know if they are the right age to eat them yet. What else can small goldfish eat? I don’t know if they can eat live food like water fleas or bloodworms. Please give me a good reply thanks!

nearer - 2009-10-26
Well my 6 year old son just won a common goldfish. I put him in like a betta bowl or tall goldfish bowl and I feed him several times a day in small increments. He's doing good but I want to put him in a filtered tank so I don't have to change his water all the time. How much should I change the water until I get him a tank?

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  • fdxgjhfgj - 2010-03-22
    I'm tying to find out
  • moon - 2010-06-20
    Hi I'm moon I'm from pak I also like fishes I like fishes when I'm 10 years tell me how to make my fish happy and healthier plz tell me I want to know information tell me plz.
eli - 2010-05-19
I have a lot of comet fishes and I want to breed them. I do not know...

Michelle - 2010-05-08
My daughter just won 5 common goldfish at a local carnival. Are they okay overnight (fish stores are closed), what size tank should we get, and are they okay until morning without a tank? The only options we have are a 1 gallon betta kit and a 10 gallon aquarium (we don't have the water or conditioner for the 10 gallon)?