Hello colleagues. The topic of today’s article will be Comet Goldfish. This aquatic animal belongs to the carp family, and it does not live in nature, as it is a selectively bred form of CARASSIUS AURATUS.
The comet has become very popular for pets in the Far East and Asia, as well as among European aquarium lovers.
The comet has an elongated body at the end of which there is an elegant tail fin. The more expensive fish in terms of selection, the more she has a tail.
Externally, this fish is similar to the Vualehvost already familiar to us. If a fish has a swollen body, then the specimen is a breeding marriage, or a completely different breed.
The fish looks harmonious when its fins, especially the dorsal, are slightly elongated.
Gidrobiont has a different variation of colors, but the most valuable are the fish, whose body color is different from the color of the fins. In particular, comets are highly valued in China, in which the body is colored silver and the fins are bright red or lemon yellow.
Also in the price of fish in which the tail fin is painted in yellow, red or silver. Body color may vary depending on the conditions of maintenance, nutrition and intensity of illumination of the aquarium.
If you want to keep the original coloring of the goldfish, it is better to feed it with fresh food, provide good lighting in the aquarium and organize shaded areas in the aquarium. The maximum body length of a fish is 18 centimeters and its life expectancy is from 10 to 14 years.
Hydrobiont has a calm and peaceful nature, so the neighbors of the comet must be appropriate. One of the major drawbacks of goldfish – they love to rummage in the ground.
With good conditions, the comet grows and develops well. Be sure to cover the aquarium cover glass, as they often jump out of it.
Comets can even be successfully kept in a garden pond with other members of this family, for example, with koi carps.
If you plan to keep scrofula in an aquarium, then for one individual you need at least 50 liters. The best option would be a 100-liter pot for a pair of fish, so that no one feels slighted.
As the volume of the aquarium increases, you can slightly increase its population density. For example, in a 150-liter jar you can put up to 4 comets, and in a 200-liter jar and all six.
However, be careful, the more comets will be in your aquarium, the more intensive the aeration of the aquarium should be.
Given the fact that the comet loves to swarm in the ground, it is better to take coarse sand, fine gravel or small pebbles as a substrate. If the sand is still in question, the pebbles and gravel will not allow the fish with complete freedom of action to do a redevelopment of the landscape in your aquarium. The bank itself is preferable to species, in which large-leaved plants are welcome (nomafila is straight, apono-gheton of live-bearer).
If you want to plant tender plants, such as multi-seeded hygrophil, ambulia or cabomba, then the fish will spoil them, and their leaves will be covered with a bunch of suspended particles that will rise from the bottom of the aquarium.
In addition, from the plants you can use the valisneria (spiral and gigantic), elodeyu (distinguished by high endurance), nugget and arrowhead. A comet goldfish needs to be kept only with calm aquarium fish.
If you decided to move Sumatran barbs to them, I want to disappoint you. These striped guys quickly nibble all the fins and tails of scrofs.
But to changes in the chemical parameters of the aquarium water fish are not very sensitive. They calmly withstand fluctuations in water temperature from 18 to 30 degrees, but it is better for this hydrobiont to set the temperature in the range of 18 to 23 degrees.
Stiffness should be within 8 – 25 degrees. Welcome weekly water changes in the amount of ¼ parts for fresh.
In feeding the comet is an unpretentious pet, they eat almost everything and in large quantities. In their diet should be present plant and live food. Make sure the fish do not overeat, it is better to be undernourished than overfeeding.
The amount of feed should be such that the fish eat it for 10 to 20 minutes, and remove everything else that has not been eaten using a funnel. If adults receive proper and balanced nutrition, they can survive a week-long hunger strike.
All comets spawn perfectly in 30-liter tanks. Place sandy soil in the aquarium and plant small-leaved plants.
Several two-year-old males and one female are taken for spawning. Before you plant fish to spawn, keep them apart and richly fed. The water temperature in the spawning should be 24 – 26 degrees.
To stimulate the spawning of water in the aquarium should be gradually increased by 5 – 10 degrees.
After increasing the temperature, the males begin to actively pursue the females, and they, in turn, lose their eggs at this time and scatter them all over the aquarium. During spawning, the female can sweep away up to 10 thousand eggs.
Upon completion of spawning, the producers are removed from the aquarium. Starter feed for comet juveniles – live dust or specialized feed, such as Sera Mikron.