The Wakin Goldfish is a result of selective breeding and is mostly red and white in color. They have very large eyes for their size, and their body is stocky in shape. They make a wonderful addition to both goldfish aquariums as well as outdoor ponds.
All goldfish are members of the carp group and are generally quite hardy. The Wakin Goldfish will do well in an aquarium of 30 gallons of water or more with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants, as well as backyard garden ponds of 180 gallons or more. Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are a good addition to the aquarium.
There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. The fry should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
Goldfish are omnivorous and will eat all types of dried and live foods. Limit protein, however, to 30% of the diet. A Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"