The Lemon Gold Comet Goldfish would be an exciting addition to your freshwater aquarium, with its slim body, gold and yellow coloring, and flowing (not stiff) tail and fins. They have the qualities that make them an excellent pet: they are active, hearty, and have a peaceful temperament. Also, they can live a long time when housed in optimal conditions.
One of the reasons Lemon Gold Comet Goldfish are fun to watch is because they are active swimmers that like to explore their surroundings. For this reason, we recommend they make their home in a 30-gallon aquarium or larger. For backyard garden ponds, 180 gallons or more is recommended. They like tanks with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants. Because they are diggers, they will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are a good addition to the aquarium. Because they can be around for years, change your underwater environment occasionally to keep it interesting for them. The Lemon Gold Comet Goldfish can be a long-term addition to your aquaria, as long as their tank requirements are met.
An omnivore, the Lemon Gold Comet Goldfish will eat both dried and live foods (algae, worms, bloodworms, etc.). Limit protein, however, to 30% of the diet. A flake or pellet food for goldfish will provide these fish with the proper nutrition. Feeding on opposite ends of the aquarium can reduce aggressive behavior during feeding time.
There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. The fry should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
Approximate purchase size: Small: 2 ¾” to 3 ¼”; Medium: 3 ¼” to 4 ½”