It’s a bird…
It’s a plane…
… Comet goldfish?!
Okay, maybe it doesn’t fly through the sky, but the Comet is definitely a standout member of the goldfish family.
And today you’re gonna get the low-down on the most popular variety of goldfish in the country.
Let’s dive right in!
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When some goldfish owners couldn’t (or didn’t want to) care for their big Comets anymore, they did something reeeeeally bad…
They released their fish into a lake in Boulder, Colorado.
Because goldfish proliferate like crazy.
We’re talking up to 1,000 eggs at a time in just one spawn! They ended up taking over everything and beating out the native species.
If you’re talking about trying to breed them at home, that can be done indoors. But because of how large the babies get, it’s really best accomplished in a pond.
Your own pond.
A period of cold temperatures followed by spring-like conditions can really help things along.
How to Take Care of a Comet
One nice thing about Comets…
They’re really hardy fish.
Like other slim-bodied fish, they are most similar to their sturdy carp ancestors.
When other, more delicate breeds of goldfish wouldn’t survive the conditions new owners put their fish through, many times the Comet makes it out alive.
Of course, they’re not bomb-proof.
And they have a much greater chance of living if you take proper care of them.
So, how do you do that?