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Shubunkin Care Guide: Spotted And Colored Goldfish

Goldfish are a perennially popular pet with both adults and kids alike, and Shubunkins with their variegated colors are easily the favorite variety of these super-cute, beginner-friendly fish. But there’s more to the mysterious Shubunkin than just pretty colors! In this article, we take…

July 16, 2020
Black Moor Goldfish Care Guide
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Care Sheet: Black Moor Goldfish | Carassius auratus variety

You’ve seen orange goldfish, red goldfish, and maybe even calico goldfish, but have you ever seen a black goldfish? Black moor goldfish can make a bold and beautiful contrast with more commonly-colored goldfish but are just as peaceful and require the same care as…

April 13, 2020
Best Way To Care For A Telescope Goldfish
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Best Way To Care For A Telescope Goldfish

If you enjoy the spectacular finnage and wide range of colors that are offered by fantail goldfish, you might want to consider adding a telescope goldfish to your collection. In this guide, we give you all the information you’ll need to successfully keep and…

March 4, 2020
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Articles Goldfish Pond

Keeping fancy goldfish in ponds

Although keeping fancy goldfish in an outdoor pond year-round is not an option everywhere due to climate differences, setting up a fancy goldfish pond even just for the summer can be a fun project. (Temporary) life in a pond is often beneficial for your…

July 12, 2015
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Fish food Goldfish

Feeding goldfish

Feeding (fancy) goldfish seems simple: you buy some fish flakes and you’re all set, right? As with many things in the aquarium world, it’s unfortunately a little more complicated. Traditional fish flakes, while marketed as such, are almost never suitable goldfish food. They usually contain…

December 22, 2014
Types of Goldfish: Single and Double-Tailed
Articles Goldfish

Types of Goldfish: Single and Double-Tailed

Although correct information about fancy goldfish is only just starting to replace popular misconceptions, there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to goldfish identification and tank requirements. Many beginners still think goldfish can be kept in bowls (which is not the case)…

July 29, 2013
goldfish bowl bad
Articles Goldfish

Why goldfish bowls should be banned

The ever-popular goldfish in a bowl has been part of children’s ‘first pet-experience’ for years. I had one. You probably had one. Your friends had one. My friends had one. Until it died of course, which usually happened within a month or two. Sad,…

January 13, 2013
goldfish aquarium
Articles Goldfish

How to goldfish-proof your aquarium

If you’re used to peaceful tropical community or shrimp tanks, switching to (fancy) goldfish is a big step. Not just because goldfish are coldwater fish that require big tanks (for more info on why bowls and small tanks are bad, check out this article) and very…

January 5, 2013
hornwort plant inside the aquarium
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Hornwort (Ceratophyllum sp.) Care Sheet

Hornwort is one of the easiest freshwater aquarium plants to start off with and is also a favorite among seasoned hobbyists. These fast-growing plants thrive in low tech conditions and can help keep aquariums free of algae. However, their growth rate can become a…

September 7, 2020