Diet: Flake, Pellets
- Maximum size: 6"
- Water temperature: 65-75Â° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 29+ gallons, lightly planted
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Thinking about adding a goldfish to your family? You're not
alone! Every year millions of people enter the wonderful world of
Pet Parenting by starting with one of many species of goldfish.
Goldfish are hardy, fascinating fish that are fairly easy to care
for, which makes them one of the first choices for kids and
Unlike tropical fish, goldfish will live in a wide range of
water temperatures. Most goldfish are peaceful and schooling fish
that mix well with other goldfish. They come in a variety of
striking colors with fascinating features like telescoping eyes and
a veiltail. They are best suited for a larger aquarium with lots of
filtration (e.g., outside power filter). The minimum aquarium size
for two adult goldfish should be 29 gallons.
Learn about Ryukin Goldfish
Ryukin goldfish will eat both plants and tiny, living creatures
like small aquatic crustaceans and aquatic insect larvae.
You will see these fish swimming in the middle of your
Aquarium fish only
Never put ryukin goldfish into a pond environment. They are at a
distinct disadvantage with predators as well as other types of
goldfish and koi.
Choose vegetable-based flake and pellet foods. Sinking foods are
recommended to prevent gulping air during eating. Feed according to
the directions on the packaging.
To boost the overall health of ryukin goldfish, supplement their
diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, such as zucchini, romaine
lettuce and peas.
Decorate their aquarium sparsely with driftwood or rockwork, but be
sure to leave a large, open area in the center of the aquarium for
swimming. Since goldfish will eat live plants, opt for plastic
These fish prefer fine gravel or sand substrate on the bottom of
the aquarium. Since goldfish sift through the sand in search of
food, larger grains of gravel may become lodged in their throats
and can be difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products,
care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater
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Assured is a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to improve
the health and well-being of our pets. The program sets standards
for the care of our pets by our live animal partners and store
associates and establishes strict standards for the monitoring and
prevention of common illnesses found in pets. PetSmart makes a
significant investment in the care of our pets and it is apparent
in the quality and comfort of the pets in our stores. However, if
your pet becomes ill during this initial 14-day period, or if
you're not satisfied with your pet for any reason, PetSmart will
gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price. Please keep
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purchased if needed.