The comet goldfish dates back to 1881 when it was first bred in the United States. The comet goldfish is a rather large goldfish with a long and slender body that can measure up to 12 inches to 14 inches in length.
The comet is generally bred in metallic yellows, reds, whites and oranges and has the defining feature of a single forked tail. The comet goldfish is not considered a fancy goldfish, but are considered collectible because of their size, simple beauty and elegance.
Comet goldfish are aggressive swimmers and eaters and require a large area for living space. Comets make the perfect pond fish because they are able to overwinter outdoors, as long as the water in the pond does not freeze solid.
The comet goldfish will also eat just about anything, including worms, krill, veggies, fish flakes and event he algae that grows on the pond floor. For this reason, it is important to pair up the comet goldfish with other fish that have the same swimming and feeding habits. Slow feeders will not survive long with the comet goldfish.
In pet stores, comet goldfish are used as food for other larger fish. Sadly, storeowners do not realize the great potential these creatures have. Comet goldfish are big, beautiful and easy to care for. They make a great pet!