Comet Goldfish

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Description of the Comet Goldfish

The Comet Goldfish is an ideal fish for the beginner. It is suitable for an indoor tank or an outdoor pond. It is very similar to the Common Goldfish but it has a longer tail. The Comet Goldfish doesn't grow as fast or end up as large as the Common Goldfish.

Popular Name: Comet Goldfish
Species:
Carassius auratus auratus

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Comet Goldfish

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Profile of the Comet Goldfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Comet Goldfish species.

  • Size: 18 to 25cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: Outdoor Pond or Coldwater Tank

  • Diet / Feeding: Commercial Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Social fish, Good Community Fish

  • Behaviour: Fast and Lively Swimmer, requires lots of space

Scientific Classification of the Comet Goldfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

  • Popular Name: Comet Goldfish - Sarasa Comet Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

 

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Comet Goldfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Comet Goldfish slimy?
Comet Goldfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Comet Goldfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Comet Goldfish have gills?
Gills enable the Comet Goldfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Comet Goldfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Comet Goldfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Comet Goldfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Comet Goldfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Comet Goldfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Comet Goldfish

Comet Goldfish

  • Interesting Information about Comet Goldfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Comet Goldfish slimy?

  • Why do the Comet Goldfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Comet Goldfish have fins?

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

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