Essay On Goldfish

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In the wild, goldfish are really different from what we are use to see in aquarium and ponds. During the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), it was popular to keep carp in ponds. Some of these carp displayed yellowish orange colour rather than silver coloration. So they began to breed the yellowish orange variety instead of the silver variety and created what we call today the Common goldfish. Today, many varieties of fancy goldfish are derived from the common goldfish. They have been breed to look different in color, shape and size (see bellow).

The Common goldfish is a coldwater fish so the tank does not have to be heated. It will do well with a water temperature of 65° – 78°F, a pH between 6.0 and 8.0 and a dH of 5 -19.

Compatibility:
The Common goldfish is a coldwater fish.
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The Shubunkin goldfish have been developed from mutations in telescope eye goldfish (Demekins) back in 1900 in Japan.
Diet: Omnivore. In the wild, they feed on a wide range of food including plants, small crustaceans, insects, and detritus.
In captivity, they will accept most aquarium food including pellets, flakes, and live prey such as worms.

Additional information:
The Shubunkin, also known as the “Poor Mans Koi” or Chu-wen-chin in China is a type of single-tailed goldfish with calico colors: a combination of orange, white, black, red, and blue markings.
They are good swimmers, relatively hardy and adaptable, so they are an excellent for a novice fishkeeper.

In the wild, goldfish are native of Asia where they became popular during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). At this time it was popular to keep carp in ponds. Some of these carp displayed yellowish orange colour rather than silver coloration. So they began to breed the yellowish orange variety instead of the silver variety and created what we call today the Common goldfish. The Shubunkin goldfish have been developed from mutations in telescope eye goldfish (Demekins) back in 1900 in

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