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Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish
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Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Brown
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 65-75° F, KH 4-20, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 6"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Cyprinidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish is a fancy ornamental goldfish that stands out from other goldfish due to two very unique traits. In contrast to the vibrant orange coloration most people are accustomed to, the Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish exhibits a beautiful chocolate brown coloration. In addition to this unexpected coloration, the Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish sports two enlarged nasal lobes reminiscent of its namesake “pom poms.” Cherished among goldfish aficionados for its elegant and unusual appearance, we’re sure this gentle and graceful goldfish will add cheer to your goldfish aquarium.

As a member of the carp family, the Chocolate Pom Pom Goldfish is generally quite hardy and will do well in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium aquascaped with driftwood, well-rounded river rocks, cold-hardy plants, and fine gravel substrate (or backyard garden ponds of 180 gallons or more). A proper setup should accommodate the mature size of the goldfish and provide ample swimming room. Good filtration and stable water temperatures are fundamental to keep your goldfish healthy. A large, goldfish-only aquarium dedicated to housing just ornamental goldfish is the ideal setup. Be sure to stock your goldfish aquarium with similar goldfish “types” as slower-moving goldfish with ornate finnage may be stressed or out-competed for food by the sleeker, faster-swimming varieties such as Comets.

Goldfish are omnivores and will eat all types of dried and live foods. However, it is important to offer plenty of herbivore fare and limit protein intake to 30% of the diet. Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2-1/4” to 2-3/4”; Medium: 3-3/4” to 4-1/4”

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