Goldfish are beautiful assets to any pond, and essential link to your ponds ecosystem. Goldfish were first domesticated in China. They are the domesticated type of dark-gray/brown carp that are native to East Asia. They can reach a length of 23″ and can weigh as much as nine pounds. However, most don’t reach that size. The majority of goldfish live six to eight years. They are a colorful fish. Most goldfish ponds are self sustaining environments, however in the early stages it is advised that you feed your fish once a day until there is enough nutrients in the pond to feed your fish. Basically once you notice that your type of goldfish you decide to have are getting too fat, that’s a sign to stop feeding them or at least start feeding less regularly. The size of your goldfish ponds can be small or large. The most important thing to remember is that the depth should be at least 80cm to keep it from freezing. Goldfish will thrive in a pond that freezes occasionally, as long as there is enough oxygen and it doesn’t freeze over.
Goldfish are divided into several types or varieties that offer different appeals for your pond. Among those varieties, there are three varieties that are mostly found in garden pond. One example is goldfish comet. It is the most common variety found in most garden goldfish ponds. Usually, it offers an attractive orange color in a long slim body. You can also find some fish in full white or white and red.