Mixed Bundle Goldfish & Shubunkins 2-3"
Goldfish & Shubunkins 2-3"
The common Goldfish is the most popular and commonly kept fish in the world. When small, the goldfish is great for keeping in an indoor aquarium. Long term, common goldfish have the potential to grow quite large and are ideal for outdoor garden ponds. Common goldfish are friendly and very active, and thrive in coldwater community aquaria.
Shubunkins are a hardy, single-tailed goldfish with nacreous scales and a pattern known as calico. The Shubunkins are of Japanese origin. The Shubunkin was created by Yoshigoro Akiyama by crossing Calico telescope eye with a Comet goldfish and a Common goldfish. You can keep Shubunkins on their own, but they’re social fish. They don’t always shoal together, but they prefer the company of a school. Goldfish and Shubunkins are very simple to care for and like common goldfish are great for beginners.
This listing is for a random mixture of common goldfish and shubunkins of mixed gender. Shubunkins will be of mixed patterning; goldfish colours may include solid and patterned varieties of orange, red, white and brown/bronze goldfish with occasional black, yellow and white trim and speckling. Ideal mix for new pond setups.
How big do Shubunkins and Common Goldfish get?
Common goldfish and Shubunkins can grow to exceed 12 inches or 30cm as adults. You will need adequate space in your aquarium or pond to accomodate this growth. One fish per 25 litres is a good stocking guideline.
Can you keep Common Goldfish and Shubunkins with Koi?
Yes, you can quite happily keep goldfish and Shubunkin varieties with Koi, as well as other coldwater species such as orfe and sturgeon. You can also keep with fancy goldfish indoors, although they may out-compete slower swimming species for food.
Approx. supplied size: 2-3" / 5-7cm
Maximum size: 12" / 30cm+
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 18°C
Ideal pH: 6.5–8.0
Water flow: low to moderate
Ideal temperature: 2-30°C
Ease of care
Easy. Goldfish will drop to the bottom of your pond during winter to keep warm, so try to ensure that your pond is at least a foot deep.
Common goldfish are compatible with virtually all coldwater community fish. Take care not to house with very small fish once fully grown, as they tend to eat whatever fits in their mouth.
Omnivorous. Feed goldfish flake or pellets.
Egg layers. Goldfish are proflific spawners, will breed easily in an outdoor pond.
Common goldfish and shubunkins can live 15+ years in perfect conditions.
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