Pearlscale Goldfish - Carassius auratus auratus
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Pearlscale Goldfish are a variety of fancy goldfish selectively bred for their round, almost golfball shaped bodies and textured pearlescent scales. Their coloration is highly variable, but most often display oranges, blacks, and whites.
Pearlscale Goldfish grow to a maximum size of 8 inches, and should be kept in aquariums of 30 gallons or larger. Like other fancy goldfish, they thrive in cooler water than the more common tropicals in the hobby, and may be kept without a heater. They are very peaceful, and are poor swimmers with long fins, so it's best to keep them with other similarly peaceful fish. Goldfish are notoriously messy eaters, and produce copious waste, so consistent cleaning and ample filtration are recommended.
Pearscale Goldfish, like other fancy goldfish varieties, are excellent eaters, and will accept prepared flake and pellet foods.