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Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Fancy Goldfish -

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Sci­en­tific name: Caras­sius au­ra­tus. (Ca-ra-see-us or-rah-tuss). Size: 20cm. Ori­gin: Orig­i­nally bred in China, but many mod­ern fish in Eng­land now also come from Thai­land. Tank size: 120x60x60cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 7.0-8.5 ph, 10-18°H. Tem­per­a­ture: Tol­er­ate 5-28°C but ide­ally kept be­tween 18-22°C Tem­per­a­ment: Peace­ful. Feed­ing: Sink­ing gold­fish pel­lets, fresh veg­eta­bles, live and frozen foods. Avail­abil­ity and cost: Very com­mon, any­thing from £5 to £3,500.

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