Scientific Name: Carassius sp.
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 4 to 5 inches; 6 to 8 inches
Approximate Full Size: 10 to 12 inches
Native Region: Asia
Comet Goldfish are one of the most popular pond fish in the U.S.A. and Native of China. These domestically-bred goldfish beauties are extremely hardy. There are a few key differences between Comet Goldfish and Koi. The Comet grows to a maximum length of a little over a foot (compared to the maximum of more than two feet for many Koi varieties.) The Comet Goldfish also does not display the barbs on either side of the mouth. The Standard Comet Goldfish coloration differs from the Sarasa Comet Goldfish as it is typically much more solid in its orange or metallic gold appearance.