Chinese fish farmers developed starting from the dull brown crucian carp (Carassius auratus) is a shiny metallic orange-colored variant, which is already known for centuries under the name of goldfish. In China and Japan, the cross was driven on, and so many forms created with strangely shaped bodies and fins, which later spread all over the world. The goldfish has withstood the competition from the tropical freshwater fish and marine fish. A large part of the unbroken popularity of goldfish based on the fact that we keep the juveniles in an aquarium at home and use later in the course of growth in a garden pond can. In sharp contrast to the tropical species tolerate the congregation goldfish a very wide temperature range of the water. An important basic need, however, plenty of space. Aquariums with a side length of less than 80 cm length are too small and the round goldfish bowls are considered animal cruelty.

Your search for forage goldfish swimming in all heights and take almost everything. Their diet should, however, contain many carbohydrates. Exotic and delicate forms the basis for breeding resistant variants were incorporated by the developed exotic-looking shapes, such as the fan tail, veil tail, the lion’s head and the stargazers. The scales of goldfish show quite different characteristics: from the reflective metal through the pearly shimmering until completely matte type. However, the highly cultivated forms often very sensitive and suitable only for experienced aquarists. The most common error in the care is to care for the animals as a cold-water fish at low temperatures. Already at 15 C the metabolism of many of these animals is so degraded, that can cause serious damage to the digestive organs. It is therefore advisable to choose a temperature range 22-24 C and reduce winter only for a few weeks, the temperature at 15-16 C. A week before this temperature reduction should only very sparingly with live food, fed the best water fleas.

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