maintenance, care, compatibility
Comet aquarium fish: content, compatibility, photo-video review
Order, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 20-23 S.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Compatibility: with all peaceful fish (danios, thorns, speckled catfish, neons, etc.)
Useful tips: There is an opinion (especially for some reason, from the sellers of pet stores) that when buying fish of this type you should be ready for frequent cleaning of the aquarium (almost with a vacuum cleaner))). This opinion is justified by the fact that the “Golden Fish” nibbled and left a lot of “Kakul”. So, this is not true.
He himself repeatedly turned on such fish and at the moment one of the aquariums is busy with them … there is no dirt – I spend the easy cleaning of the aquarium about once every two weeks. So, do not be scared of sellers tales.
Fish look very nice in the aquarium. And for greater purity and control of “kakulyami”, bring more catfish into the aquarium (speckled catfish, catfish, acanthophthalmus cules) and other aquarium orderlies.
It is also noted that these fish love to eat vegetation – do not buy expensive plants in the aquarium.
One of the fish included in the so-called family of “Golden Fish”. The fish is unusual and very beautiful.
The body of the comet is elongated with a long ribbon forked tail fin. The higher the grade of the fish specimen, the longer its tail fin.
Comets are very similar to voilehvosta.
Coloring options for a comet are different. Of particular value are individuals whose body color is different from the color of the fins. Basically, the body color is red-orange with the presence of sometimes white and yellow.
The color of the fish is affected by the degree of coverage of the aquarium and feed. The best way to preserve the originality of the coloring of a comet’s goldfish is fresh food, good lighting and the presence of shaded areas in the aquarium.
Fish length up to 18 cm, life expectancy is about 14 years.
These fish are not very demanding of conditions. The main thing with its content is proper feeding – the key to success is the balance of the feed.
Fish is susceptible to intestinal diseases and overeating.
For the content you need a spacious aquarium with clean water. Neighbors should not be active and even more aggressive fish – barbs, cichlids, gourams, etc.
Comfortable parameters of water: temperature 20-23 C, aquarium water hardness 6-18, pH 5.0-8.0. Reinforced aeration and filtration.
The peculiarity of the fish is that it loves to rummage in the ground. As the soil is better to use coarse sand or pebbles, which are not so easily scattered fish.
The aquarium itself should be spacious and species, with large-leaved plants. Therefore, in the aquarium with the best to plant plants with hard leaves and a good root system.
Fish in respect of feed unpretentious. They eat quite a lot and willingly, so remember that it is better to underfeed the fish than to overfeed them. The amount of food given daily should not exceed 3% of the weight of the fish.
Adult fish are fed twice a day – early in the morning and in the evening. Feed is given as much as they can eat in ten to twenty minutes, and the remnants of uneaten food should be removed.
Feeding any aquarium fish must be correct: balanced, diverse. This fundamental rule is the key to successful keeping of any fish, be it guppies or astronotuses.
Article “How and how much to feed aquarium fish” talks in detail about this, it outlines the basic principles of the diet and feeding regime of fish.
In this article, we note the most important thing – feeding fish should not be monotonous; both dry and live food should be included in the diet. In addition, you need to take into account the gastronomic preferences of a particular fish and, depending on this, include in its diet ration either with the highest protein content or vice versa with vegetable ingredients.
Popular and popular feed for fish, of course, are dry food. For example, hourly and everywhere can be found on the aquarium shelves of food company “Tetra” – the leader of the Russian market, in fact, the range of feeds of this company is striking.
In the “gastronomic arsenal” of Tetra are included as individual feeds for a certain type of fish: for goldfish, for cichlids, for loricarids, guppies, labyrinths, arovan, discus, etc. Also, Tetra has developed specialized foods, for example, for enhancing color, fortified or for feeding fry.
Detailed information on all Tetra feeds, you can find on the official website of the company – here.
It should be noted that when buying any dry food, you should pay attention to the date of its production and shelf life, try not to buy food by weight, and also keep the food in a closed state – this will help avoid the development of pathogenic flora in it.
A comet is a type of goldfish (Carassius Auratus) with a luxurious tail that is significantly longer than its body – the result of the painstaking work of breeders. It happened at the end of the XIX century according to some data in America, on the other – in Japan.
The truth, as we know, is always somewhere in the middle. So it was decided to assume that the comet was bred in the USA by the naturalist Hugh Mullet based on one of the subspecies of a goldfish imported from Japan.
On the characteristic features of the golden comet, the rules of its content in the domestic water reservoir and the difficulties of breeding will describe below.
This inhabitant (her Latin name is Carassius gibelio forma auratus (Bloch, 1782)) of many domestic reservoirs with a slightly elongated body has an unusually long forked tail (it can be 2-3 times longer than the body), both parts of which hang in the form of beautiful tapes. The longer the tail of the fish, the higher it is valued.
With a magnificence of a caudal fin, a comet can be compared only with a tail feather.
If the shape of the body of the individual has a slightly bloated form, experts consider it as a selective marriage. However, some ichthyologists consider such pets representatives of a different breed.
Especially good is the comet, which has elongated dorsal and ventral fins, harmoniously combined with a lush tail.
The color of the comet is multivariate; however, pets whose body color contrasts with the color of the fins are in greatest demand among aquarists. So, in China, silver comets with bright yellow or red fins color are of the greatest value.
In most cases, the body of these pets has a rich red color with yellow or white patches. The shade of the color of aquarium pets of this species can vary depending on the conditions of their maintenance and diet.
In order for comets in an aquarium to always have an attractive appearance and bright harmonious coloring, they need to ensure:
- optimal diet;
- sufficient illumination of the reservoir;
- good aeration and filtration;
- shaded places in the aquarium.
Optimum conditions of detention Carassius gibelio forma auratus
The comet fish is a bright representative of the carp family. The second name that is often found among aquarists is “golden fish”.
This is the most beautiful representative of your aquarium, which, moreover, can perfectly get along with all the peace-loving fish.
The opinion that comet fish are very unscrupulous is controversial. You just need to have a few catfish, which are considered to be the orderlies of aquariums.
And you can enjoy the spectacle of the beautiful and graceful representatives of the aquarium fauna. Beautiful photo proof of that.
Comet fish are very beautiful and very unusual in appearance. The body is somewhat elongated and ends with a luxurious forked tail fin, which makes it look like a veiltail.
Fin length reaches ¾ of body length. The longer the tail – the more valuable the aquarium fish.
The dorsal fin is also well developed.
The color options for fish are varied – from pale yellow with white patches to almost black. The color is affected by:
- illumination of the aquarium;
- the presence of shaded areas;
- the amount and variety of algae.
These factors can affect the color shades of the aquarium fish, but it is impossible to change the color drastically.
Several photos will demonstrate the color scheme of “goldfish”.
Another factor that influences the value of the cometary fish is the contrast in the color of the body and the fins. The greater the tone difference, the more valuable the copy.
Since the comet is an artificially cultivated ornamental aquarium fish, the only flaw in the experiments is considered to be a slightly swollen abdomen, which, however, does not spoil the appearance of the “golden fish”.
The general rules for feeding comets are very simple. And if you do them correctly, then the fauna of your aquarium will long please the eye.
Under favorable conditions, fish can live up to 14 years.
Comets are very voracious and if they are saturated enough, this can provoke intestinal diseases. It is imperative to observe the timing of feeding and the amount of feed.
The diet should include live and vegetable food. Its amount should not exceed 3% of fish weight per day.
You need to feed twice a day – in the morning and in the evening, preferably in the same time limits. Feeding time ranges from 10 to 20 minutes, after which the remnants of the uneaten food should be removed from the aquarium.
If the nutrition of comets is carried out correctly and fully, they can, if necessary, endure a week-long hunger strike without harm to health.
The comet fish is one of the selection forms from a goldfish from the genus of carp carp family. Thanks to the attractiveness of the fish has become popular around the world. There are several versions of the origin of comets.
One indicates that the fish were bred in America in the 1800s, and the other to Japanese origin. Comets are beautiful and unpretentious pets, the content of which is within the power of all aquarium hobbyists.
Adult specimens are up to 18 cm in length; their content is more suitable for a pond than for a small aquarium. Therefore, for these fish will need a large capacity of 120 liters per pair.
Mandatory cover, as the fish often jump out of the aquarium. Need enhanced aeration and high-quality filtering.
Regularly replace a quarter of the volume of water, because the fish do not tolerate dirty water. In the warm season, the temperature in the aquarium is maintained from 18 to 23 ° C, in winter from 15 to 18 ° C.
Hardness 9-25 °, acidity 6.5-8.
Like goldfish, comets love to rummage in the substrate, so coarse sand or unsharp pebbles are chosen as soil, placed on the bottom with a thickness of 5-6 cm. ground and settling on the leaves.
Suitable Vallisneria, Elodieus, arrowhead, sagittariya, pod. You can’t place spiky objects that comets can injure their fins about. Comets need good lighting and shelters.
In the shaded areas, the fish often hide. For registration of capacity use snags, smooth stones, plastic plants.