Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small:1.5 to 2.75 inches; Medium 4 to 5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 6 to 8 inches
Native Region: Asia
Hardy and long-lived, Calico Fantail Goldfish can survive cooler temperatures. Extended periods below 60 F or above 80 F may not be tolerated well. Because Calico Fantail Goldfish 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 Calico Fantail Goldfish, many aquatic professionals recommend a good-quality pellet food of no more than 30% protein to help keep these premium specimens in ideal health.