Sarasa Comet (Goldfish)-characterized by their red-and-white coloration and resemble the color pattern in Koi Karp
Setting up a goldfish aquarium in a manner that will keep your fish happy and healthy is the first step to success. The shape and size of the aquarium is important and depends upon the number of goldfish you are going to keep. These fish need a lot of oxygen and produce a lot of waste. Good filtration, especially biological filtration, is very helpful in maintaining the water quality of the aquarium. A filtration system will remove much of the detritus, excess foods, and waste, which keeps the tank clean and maintains the general health of the goldfish.Goldfish are a cold water fish and will do best at temperatures between 65 - 72° F (18°- 22° C). The Comet Goldfish are one of the most hardy varieties and can tolerate temperatures a few degrees above freezing, as long as the cooling drops only a few degrees a day. A quick temperature drop can kill them, so if you live in a very cold climate, a heater is advisable.Provide a gravel substrate to help create a natural and comfortable environment for your fish. You can add some decor, but make sure that all ornamentation is smooth with no protruding points or sharp edges. Smooth rocks or driftwood should be used sparingly if at all. Aquarium plants would be the best choice of aquarium decor for goldfish, but unfortunately these fish are diggers. Consequently live plants may be uprooted. Artificial plants make a good substitute and silk plants are safer than plastic ones.Most aquariums come with a cover that includes lighting. A cover for the tank is desirable as it reduces evaporation and though they are not prone to jumping, on occasion some gold fish will jump out. Lighting is not essential for goldfish, but does make the aquarium a nice showpiece and lighting will help if you have live plants.
Other types of Comet Goldfish include the Sarasa Comet. This variety has long flowing fins and is characterized by a red-and-white coloration that holds a resemblance to a koi color pattern called 'Kohaku.' The Tancho Single-tail Comet is a silver variety with a red patch on its head.
1. Type Red Comet Fish Slayer - Slayer Red Comet
2. Types of Fish Comet Red - RedComet
Comets have more ornamental value for Ponds than Common Goldfish (they often share ponds with Koi), but breed as easily as Common Goldfish do. So they are often bred for food for predatory fish as well.
I have a Sarasa Comet in my 4,000-gallon pond and it is one of my favorite fish. It lives with Koi, normal comets, and fan-tail comets, and is one of the most graceful fish I have ever watched. This fish was purchased in a group of "feeder" goldfish and we kept it separate in a bowl because of the extra color it showed. When it began to show its true beauty, we released it in the pond so it could grow. Mine now has a large red patch on its head and a red blanket-like patch on its back with small red markings on its fins. The color is outstanding and it makes a wonderful addition to the pond.