Pearlscale Goldfish 3-4"

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Pearlscale Goldfish

Pearlscale Goldfish are an odd-looking fish that live in coldwater aquariums happily with other Fancy Goldfish. They are golfball shaped with prominent scales, this makes them popular in the trade as they are very different to other fish.

Just like most other varieties of goldfish, this fish is prolific at creating waste. You must take special considerations to maintain optimal water quality with regular maintenance. They will benefit from having plenty of space and water to stay healthy.  In addition to a fine gravel bottom or well-rounded river rocks, the Red & White Ranchu Goldfish will appreciate hardy, cold water plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, potentially damaging thin and less hardy plants. Like all fancy goldfish, maintaining water temperature above 18 degrees is recommended.

This listing is for an assorted selection of Pearlscale goldfish. You will be supplied with a random selection of orange, red, red/white, orange/white, orange/black.

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Features
Approx. size: 3-4"
Maximum size: 8"
Origin: China/Japan
Ideal number kept together: 1+

Water conditions
pH: 6.5–7.5
KH: 4-20
Temperature: 18–22 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Very hardy like other varieties of goldfish, making them easy to maintain.

Diet
Omnivore - The main food we recommend would be Goldfish flake and small Pellets. Mixing in some live or frozen brine, or other fresh alternatives can help enhance their health. Slow-swimmers, so ensure they are not out-competed for food.

Compatibility
Community with other coldwater species such as other goldfish, Danios and White Cloud Mountain Minnows.

Breeding
Egg layers. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.

Life Span
They can live to 10+ years in perfect conditions.

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