Goldfish – Comet is one of the artificially cultivated ornamental species aquarium “goldfish” (lat. Carassius gibelio

forma auratus (Bloch, 1782)) different elongated in the form of a tape tail.

According to some sources, the Comet is considered to be derived in the U.S. in the early 1880s, Molleton. However, in the book “Aquaria”, published in 1898, stated that the comet is called Japanese and she came to America in 1872. Mullet also reports about the Japanese origin of comets in his book published in 1883.

The Japanese, absolutely do not claim the palm in getting this breed of goldfish. It is likely that Mullet brought the American variety of the breed “Comet” from specimens received from Japan.

Currently it is unknown which fish was obtained the offspring with the United States. Fish, like the descriptions on the comet, referred to as received from Macau in 1834.


The length is about 18 cm Elongated body, and all fins. The caudal fin is single, with scoop neck and longer the body in ¾ time.

Basically “comet” is called common goldfish with a slightly raised back and elongated ribbon-like tail fin with the same ends. Some types of this breed, the body length costpravachol fish three to four times. Both lobes of the tail are also very long and form a “plug”. Often such elongated tail joined and extremely long pectoral and pelvic fins, hanging down in the form of tapes.

Among the comets especially prized silver fish with a bright red or lemon-yellow tail. Especially attractive fish with red and white spots on the body.

The content in the aquarium:

For fish-comets, especially if you wish to keep them flock, you need to find a large aquarium, because the adult rience can grow in length up to 18 cm, the more they are quite agile. Contain Kemet better at a water temperature of 20 – 23°C, however they can live in cooler water, down to 15°C. Other settings: water hardness aquarium 6 – 18, pH of 5.0 – 8.0. You need to consider that the living conditions of the fish affect their condition, appearance, and of course it depends what offspring from comets will receive in the future. Therefore, it should be possible heating of the aquarium in a cold season, it can really help when you disconnect heat Your apartment. But most problem can create summer heat, when water temperature in the aquarium, after the room increases to 30°C.

As kamati large fish and voracious, they very quickly clog up the aquarium, which is not good for the fish themselves. Therefore, You must install a powerful filter, often to collect the sludge from the surface of the aquarium of the soil, to monitor the condition of plants that grow in the aquarium, especially watch over those who have not shown signs of growth. I would advise in the aquarium with kametani to grow only large plants with powerful roots. They are able to resist the fish, no problem carry their love of digging in the sediments. The purity of aquarium water to the slurry did not appear in her column.

Aquarium lighting should be bright, because it should enhance the coloration of goldfish.The soil is better to lay a layer of 5 = 6 cm, it should not contain small and sharp particles, the color of which matched the overall design of the composition, which is created in the aquarium. You should not expect an aquarium with goldfish: what’s in it, so it will live and grow in many demanding plants, that it will be pure, that it is not necessary to care.

Since Cameta have the habits of their ancestors, carp, and contemporaries, as Orandi, they are forever digging in the ground looking for food. Because of this, in the aquarium it is impossible to plant tender plants: they will be dug up and eaten on the first day. Survive only the most tverdolysti with a good root system, the flora, and then, if their roots be covered with stones, which also decorate the pond.


Can spawn in an aquarium with a capacity of 20 – 30 liters. You need to put it in sandy soil and to plant small-leaved plants. For spawning, it is customary to put one female on two or three two-year males. Before spawning them 2-3 weeks to hold separately. In the spawning tank is recommended to maintain the temperature at 24 – 26 °C.

To stimulate spawning, it is necessary to gradually warm up to the water until its temperature will not rise by 5-10 °C. Males at the same time begin to quickly rush and chase females that lose a calf, throwing it around the perimeter of the aquarium, most of it is on the plants. Only the female spawns 10,000 eggs.

Once the spawn is over, manufacturers need to remove from the aquarium. Initial food for newly hatched fry will serve as “living dust”. Also you can give them special feed, which now abound in the sale, are designed for feeding goldfish fry.

Water parameters:

Stiffness from 6 to 18°dGH, a pH of 5.0-8.0. the water temperature is 20-23°C.

To feed this aquarium fish can be safely using all available types of live food, but make sure that they didn’t. Well consume dry, combo, vegetable food. Comets are prone to obesity.

Check the condition of the fish, if you noticed that the fish very quickly began to store fat – arrange once a week fasting days.

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