Friday, 6 May 2011

Goldfish Care: Caring Fantail Goldfish

Caring and Feeding Fantail Goldfish

Caring Fantail Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish is one of pretty goldfish variety with double tail fins and anal separate in two halves. For more information about this fancy goldfish, read  this article Fantail Goldfish before. Fantail goldfish is a hardy goldfish that are resistant to impact of water quality or water temperature, so as most people can keep Fantail Goldfish only with fish bowls (2 gallons water). However, if you really want to keep it, would be better in the aquarium is equipped with biological filtration and heater. Heater is needed if the temperature in your where so cold. If not, the sudden chilled temperature changes can kill goldfish. We recommend that you keep the water temperature between 65 - 72° F (18°- 22° C) and pH 6.0 to 8.0.

Goldfish Care - Fantail Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish in yellow coloration

"Goldfish" are very social animals and thrive in a community. Not only are they a great community fish but they are great scavengers as well. The Fantail Goldfish, along with the Ryukins, are some of the only egg-shaped goldfish that can readily compete for food with the elongated goldfish such as the Common or Shubunkin Goldfish, so can be housed with them. It is really not necessary to add other scavengers or other bottom feeders to the aquarium when you have goldfish. Most fancy goldfish will thrive in both freshwater and tropical aquariums as long as there are no aggressive or territorial fish in the tank. Some good tank mates for fancy goldfish are the Chinese Blue Bitterling and the Northern Redbelly Dace.

To determine the size of the aquarium is dependent on how many goldfish are going to be kept. Generally, goldfish will need a lot of oxygen and thus require a large aquarium, if we're going to caring some goldfish. Goldfish release a lot of feces, it's the importance to put a good filtration to keep the water quality before we make routine the water change weekly.

Below are some important things within prepare an aquarium:

  • First, select a tank that has elongated shape than tall shape is a good idea. The reason behind is with elongated shape, goldfish will have more space to swim and get oxygen. Keep in mind to fill your aquarium with medium limit of water, so the space for your goldfish will be larger.
  • If you keep a goldfish within fish bowls, make sure to fill the water bowls right in the middle. That way, the water surface area would be more widely than we fill the the water up to the top of the bowls.
  • If you will buy a fish tank, please keep in mind that tank shape and size is important. For proportion only, think that 1 inch of your young goldfish will need 1 gallon of water. As they are growth it will need more space than young fish. With this in mind, you will be more wisely when tailoring what proper size and how many max-numbers of fish in your new tank will give good environment for any aquarium residents.
  • Would you use tank ornamentation? But make sure all ornamentation you have placed is smooth and no sharp object. Because some goldfish sensitive with sharp object (e.g. Bubble Eye goldfish and Celestial Eye Goldfish). They will have very vulnerable eyes sac. So that, give drift wood, smooth rocks, water plant (either live or plastic) is more safe way to decor your aquarium.


Fantail Goldfish will generally eat all kinds of fresh, frozen, and flake foods, they are belong to omnivorous goldfish. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. To care for your Fantail Goldfish, feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen), blood worms, Daphnia, or tubifex worms as a treat. It is usually better to feed freeze-dried foods as opposed to live foods to avoid parasites and bacterial infections that could be present in live foods.