Sarasa Goldfish 5-6"

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Sarasa Comet Goldfish

The Sarasa Comet Goldfish is a single-tailed long-finned goldfish, with distinctive white and red colouration on its body. When small, the Sarassa comet is great for keeping in an indoor aquarium as a fancy fantail goldfish. However, like most comet goldfish, it has the potential to grow quite large and is ideal for outdoor garden ponds too. Sarassa goldfish are friendly and very active, and thrive in coldwater community aquaria.

The comet-tailed goldfish breed was developed in the United States from the common goldfish by Hugo Mulertt, a government worker, in the 1880s. The comet goldfish was first seen in the ponds of the U.S. Government Fish Commission in Washington, D.C. The word 'Sarasa' is actually of Japanese origin.

How big do Sarasa Comet Goldfish get?
Sarasa comet goldfish can grow to exceed 12 inches or 30cm as adults.

Can you keep Sarasa Goldfish with Koi?
Yes, you can quite happily keep Sarasa comet goldfish with Koi, as well as other coldwater species such as goldfish and sturgeon. You can also keep with fancy goldfish indoors, although they may out-compete slower swimming species for food.

Approx. supplied size: 5-6" / 12-15cm
Maximum size: 12" / 30cm+
Origin: United States
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 1+

Water conditions
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 18°C
Ideal pH: 6.5–8.0
Water flow: low to moderate
Ideal temperature: 2-30°C

Ease of care
Easy. They tend to be jumpers, so if keeping indoors ensure the aquarium has a lid.

Sarasa goldfish are compatible with virtually all coldwater community fish. Take care not to house with very small fish once fully grown, as they tend to eat whatever fits in their mouth.

Omnivorous. Feed goldfish flake or pellets.


Egg layers. Proflific spawners, will breed easily in an outdoor pond.

Life Span
Sarasa goldfish can live up to 15+ years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

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