Questions about golden comet golfish

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StarLover21, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    I started a different thread about what kind of fish to get- now that I've decided I'll post my questions about them here.

    I've heard they(comets) can live up to 20 years. Is that right?

    Comets are usually around 12-18 inches, right?

    What do you feed them? How much do you feed daily?

    Can anybody point me to a good filter/oxygenater that would be good for these fish?

    For the smaller pond showed, would I have to dig a hole and set it in the ground, or sit it on top of the ground? Which would be better?

    They are pretty freindly, right? I'm sure my 2 year old brother would want to feed them.

    When will they be big enough to go outside? We'll probably have a shade cloth over it, to protect them from herons, eagles, and heat, but we have other predators, and most pet stores sell them as really little fish. We only have a 20 gallon tank- how long could I keep them in that before they outgrew it? Or would it never be enought room?

    I'm thinking maybe just two, but if one died, of course we would get another one. Would the one that didn't die not accept the new fish? Would it be happy just getting a new buddy? Or should I get three just in case.

    Thanks! Sorry for all the questions.
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    good luck finding the lemon yellow goldfish. Hardly anyone breeds them. If you check your area for a koi club or goldfish club, you may be able to find out if they are having a koi or goldie show. Often you can attend one of these shows and get unusual goldies from a vendor there. Expect to pay a good bit for yellow goldies though.

    lifespan....possibly can live 20 years, but 10 years is more likely.

    size.....12" is about right....although 18" is possible.

    feed them whatever they will clean up in 15 minutes, twice a day when water temperatures are above 50 and below 90.

    They can go outside at any size, assuming the water has warmed up to at least 60.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I used to have a golden comet and it lived for a good 3 or 4 years in a 50 gallon tank with another goldfish (red capped oranda). Eventually it ended up developing swim bladder and floated upside down on the top of the tank. I fed her peas just as I had read online and she eventually ended up passing away. My goldfish got about 5 inches, which was pretty big considering how tiny she was when I first brought her home.

    Good Luck with your fish!

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