Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Feb 24, 2014
I have had loads of goldfish, mainly because they are cheap and easy to care for. I have learned a few things over the years about these fish. First- my Comet's always grow really big, sometimes to 4 or 5 inches. Therefore, I now only have a couple at a time in the aquarium.
These fish get along well with my algae eater, but not so much with each other. It seems there is always an aggressive one in the bunch. He will chase and nip the others relentlessly. A few of my fish have been killed by the aggressors.
The Comet's are very active, always swimming and always hungry. The care is very easy. I have a bubble bar in the aquarium, which they love. I also feed them the cheap goldfish food and they seem to thrive. Care doesn't get much simpler or cheaper than that.
While they don't interact with me, these two fish love my cat. I know, it's hard to believe so I attached a picture showing my cat watching the fish. She never tries to get them and they swim to the top to greet her when she climbs their aquarium. I have never witnessed this kind of behavior before between the species. They have a very trusting friendship.
These fish are well worth the money. They live a long time. I have had them to live as long as four years in my aquarium. Since I gave less than two dollars for them, I would call that a real deal. They are also great for small children, who love to watch and feed them.