Do comet goldfish lose their color?

Goldfish have pigment in their skin that reacts to light. When their skin is deprived of light or they have less exposure, this impacts their skin. Over time, they can lose their color and turn white.

Are comet goldfish edible?

Yes, you can eat your goldfish. Goldfish are as edible as any other freshwater fish. If you choose to eat it, know these facts first: That gross flake and/or pellet stuff is what your fish has been eating exclusively.

What’s the difference between a goldfish and a comet?

The comet goldfish is similar to the common goldfish types and is often mistaken for it, but the comet has a more slender body with more noticeable and elongated fins; especially the caudal fin, which is more than half to three-quarter the size of its own body.

Why are there chemicals in my Goldfish tank?

Poisonous external chemicals can be introduced into your goldfish tank accidentally when doing maintenance or adding new things to the tank. For examples: Residue from household detergents used to clean your tank equipment contain chemicals that are toxic for the goldfish.

What should I look for in a goldfish tank?

Stay away from small and spiny fish. Goldfish like to explore and put everything in their mouths – including food, substrate, plants, and other fish. For the most part, we want to avoid any species that are small enough to fit in their mouths, so consider the maximum size of a full-grown goldfish when choosing tank mates.

Why does my Goldfish keep eating their poop?

Okay, enough with the diet stuff. About the new food, I accidentally dumped A LOT of fish food ( probably a cm if I’m not wrong ) into the tank. Since there was nothing I could do about the fish food as it sunk into the water, I just turned off the filter and the light ( as I do every night,) thinking that’d probably help the food settle.

How did the comet goldfish get its name?

Comet Goldfish get their names from their looks – long, flowing tail fins that folks have compared to the image of a comet burning a trail through the sky. But when you look at Common Goldfish vs Comet Goldfish, you’ll see that though they are very similar, Comets have a longer body and much longer, flowing fins.

What should I Feed my pond comet goldfish?

Floating pellets are very good for larger pond fish and are also available in most stores that sell fish for ponds. We have read advice elsewhere that all Goldfish should be fed sinking food, because when they take food off the surface, they will swallow air bubbles that will cause problems. This is contrary to our experience.

What to do if your comet goldfish loses its scales?

If you notice your Comet is losing scales, first check for bacterial infections. If there is no bacteria present, look at objects in the aquarium. Remove any that have collected any scales, as these objects are harming your goldfish. Gill Considerations – Goldfish use their gills to breathe oxygenated water.

Where can I buy a comet goldfish in person?

Comet Goldfish are an especially energetic species of Goldfish, so you’ll see them darting around and swimming loads – which means they have specific aquarium requirements, which we’ll talk about later. Once you’re ready to buy your Comets, you can shop in person at just about any pet store, or you can shop online for healthy comets at:

Can goldfish be poisonous?

Goldfish are not toxic in any way. This myth likely stems from the large amounts of ammonia these fish excrete, but all fish excrete ammonia, not only goldfish. Goldfish do tend to be messy and eat a lot. They are also a heavy-bodied species, so they excrete more waste than other species of smaller sizes.

Can a goldfish stomach exploded?

Dropsy is an extremely serious and often fatal condition affecting goldfish. If you notice your goldfish looking fat, swollen or “about to explode” then the problem is probably dropsy.