Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2 inches
Approximate Full Size: 6 to 8 inches
Native Region: China
The Panda Butterfly is easily recognized by its flowing tail fins with black, white, gold coloring. Hand-selected for unique coloration and overall superior health, these exotic goldfish are tended to by the PetSolutions husbandry staff following their importation. In preparation for shipping, a high quality pellet food with some vegetable matter is introduced. Hardy and long-lived, they can survive cooler temperatures. Extended periods below 60º F or above 80º F may not be tolerated well. Because they need some vegetable matter, they may cause damage to finer-leaved plants, but typically do no damage to thicker, hardy bog plants. While flake food will suffice for these fish, many aquatic professionals recommend a good-quality pellet food of no more than 30% protein to help keep these premium specimens in ideal health.