article: Similar Goldfish
Although you will find that there are many different colors and sizes of
goldfish, you will find that many of their breeding habits, feeding needs and
their climate needs are similar. In this article I just wanted to tell you a bit
more about goldfish, their habits, and information you can use when raising
goldfish in your own water garden.
Goldfish will survive best and thrive for years in a water that is either still
or very slow moving. The water where there are plenty of plants in and around
the water is an ideal location for raising goldfish.
Goldfish really enjoy the water that is anywhere from fifty to eighty degrees. A
nice slow moving warm water with plants is what you need for healthy goldfish.
Along with this you will find that the areas of the world that do have a colder
season and then warmer seasons are ideal for goldfish because they like to lay
their eggs in the cool weather of spring. In the areas of the world where the
temperatures are always over sixty degrees, the goldfish is more confused about
when to lay their eggs. In the cool months of spring, the goldfish naturally
spawns and reproduces by laying their eggs, scattering them around the pond.
One thing you will find disturbing about the goldfish is that even though they
are going to lay so many eggs, they are also known to egg their own eggs leaving
you with less ‘baby’ goldfish than you might have thought when you first see the
number of eggs that are scattered across the pond.
The common goldfish is a short finned fish, with an orange color, but sometimes
found in a variety of other colors as well.
The London Shubunkin, is a goldfish that includes the use of blue in their body
but with short fins still.
The Bristol Shubunkin is a goldfish that has the blue coloring but with a longer
fin set than others.
Fantail goldfish is an oval bodied fish with short fins. The body is more oval
than other goldfish.
Redcap goldfish is a fish that has an red head, very different as the rest of
the body is still an orangy color.
Moor goldfish are a very interesting variety of goldfish as they are a black
colored fish, black all over their body.
A Bubbly eye goldfish might seem like a silly name, but this goldfish is known
for its large eye sacs that are filled with fluid giving it a very distinct
different look from other goldfish.
Goldfish don’t have the normal teeth that you would expect to find, but they do
have a set of grinding teeth that are set back in their throat for eating
purposes. If you have the chance, just watching how a goldfish eats, you will
see just how far back those grinding teeth are in relation to their mouth.