Comet tail | Family of pond fish; veiltail goldfish
Chris van der Velde
All about the comet's tail
- What kind of fish is the comet tail?
- What does a comet tail cost
- Pond plantings for a comet-tailed pond
- Comet tail grooming
- How old does a comet's tail get?
What kind of fish is the comet tail?
The comet tail is a goldfish that belongs to the carp family and is known for its striking appearance and long tail. With its bright colors and graceful movements, it is no surprise that the comet tail is one of the most popular and beloved species of goldfish. This species of fish was originally bred in China, where it has been prized for its beauty for centuries. Nowadays, however, comet tails are widespread and popular around the world, where they are kept in all kinds of ponds and aquariums. One of the most distinctive features of the comet tail is its long tail, which can sometimes be as long as its body. This tail can be a variety of colors, including white, red, orange, yellow and black. Along with its slender, streamlined body and bright eyes, the comet tail is a beautiful addition to any aquatic environment.
What does a comet tail cost?
The price of a comet tail can vary depending on the size, color and quality of the fish, as well as the location where you buy it. In general, comet tails are relatively affordable fish and you can often find them for less than 10 euros each. However, the price can go up to several tens of euros for special color varieties or for specimens with particularly long tails. Of course, you must also take into account the nutrition of the comet tail, the fish must be fed daily with fish food that contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients so that the pond fish has enough energy to maintain its agile behavior
The best fish food for the comet tail
Pond plantings for a comet-tailed pond
Comet tails like an environment with plenty of swimming space and are generally not very picky when it comes to pond plants. In fact, certain aquatic plants in a pond can even contribute to the fish's well-being by providing hiding places. However, comet tails tend to like to nibble on the leaves and stems of some aquatic plants, especially soft and delicate species. It is therefore important to provide a good mix of plant species that can withstand the grazing behavior of comet tails. Hard and prickly plant species, such as crabgrass, for example, can be a good choice for a pond with comet tails. It is also important to ensure that there is enough space between plants and that there are not too many plants placed in the pond so that the comet tails still have enough room to swim. Properly layout of your pond is therefore essential.
Pond plants as shelter and food for the comet tail
Pond plants give the comet tail a sense of shelter and security. For this reason, it is important to have plenty of aquatic plants in the pond or aquarium. Comet tails love to nibble, if you would like your aquatic plants to remain intact, choose some prickly plants such as crabgrass. - Simon
Comet tail grooming
One of the biggest advantages of keeping comet tails in the pond is that they are relatively easy to care for. They have few special requirements and are generally robust and healthy. They also coexist well with other fish species in the pond. If you plan to add comet tails to your pond, it is important to remember that this species of fish needs space to swim. Therefore, make sure your pond is large enough and offer the comet tails plenty of hiding and hiding places in the form of pond plants. Also ensure good water quality and water parameters by adding enough types of aquatic plants to the pond to ensure your comet tails stay healthy. It is also important to provide the right foods that are appropriate for their diet and support the health of the fish.
How old does a comet's tail get?
Comet tails have an average lifespan of about 10 to 15 years if properly cared for and maintained. However, there have been cases of comet tails that have aged over 20 years! It is important to remember that the lifespan of a comet tail is highly dependent on factors such as the quality of the water, nutrition, environment and overall care. By taking good care of your comet tail and providing the right environment, you can increase the chances that they, like other pond animals, will have a healthy and long life.
Frequently asked questions about the comet tail
Depending on the size of the pond or aquarium, the Comet Tail can easily grow 20 to 30 inches long.
A comet tail gets its name from its distinctive long and pointed tail, which resembles the tail of a comet. This characteristic makes the comet tail a popular choice as an aquarium fish because of its distinctive and unique appearance.
Simon van der Velde
Pond specialist and aquatic plant grower since 1986
Simon's vision is to let nature do its work in your pond. No need to buy all kinds of measuring equipment and water improvers. If the fish are swimming nicely and the plants are growing well, then the water in the pond is of good quality. With a good planting plan and the right approach, you can save a lot of money and maintenance, and ensure a clear, biologically balanced pond that becomes more beautiful every year.