Pearlscale Goldfish are an odd-looking fish that live in coldwater aquariums happily with other Fancy Goldfish. They are golf ball shaped with prominent scales, this makes them popular in the trade as they are very different to other fish.Just like most other varieties of goldfish, this fish is prolific at creating waste. You must take special considerations to maintain optimal water quality with regular maintenance. They will benefit from having plenty of space and water to stay healthy. In addition to a fine gravel bottom or well-rounded river rocks, the Pearl Scale Goldfish will appreciate hardy, cold water plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, potentially damaging thin and less hardy plants. Like all fancy goldfish, maintaining water temperature above 18 degrees is recommended.
This listing is for an assorted selection of Pearlscale goldfish. You will be supplied with a random selection of orange, red, red/white, orange/white, orange/black colouring.
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Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. Unless stated, we are unable to guarantee the exact size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Approx. size: 2-3"
Maximum size: 8"
Ideal number kept together: 1+
If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.
Temperature: 18–22 °C
This fish's aquarium would benefit from a heater. Click here.
Ease of care
Easy. Very hardy like other varieties of goldfish, making them easy to maintain.
Omnivore - The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake or Goldfish flake and small Pellets. Mixing in some live or frozen brine, or other fresh alternatives can help enhance their health. Slow-swimmers, so ensure they are not out-competed for food.
Community with other coldwater fish such as other goldfish, Danios and White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
To view our Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional tab above.
Egg layers. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
They can live to 10+ years in perfect conditions.
Ensure you meet its required welfare needs.
Ensure the fish is compatible with its new tankmates. Do your research online or contact us if unsure.
Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pondwater is dechlorinated. Click here.
Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pond is filtered and running, fully cycled ready for fish. For information on cyling click here.
Do not buy live fish as gifts or for third parties without consulting them.
Ensure your water pH is not too high or low for your desired fish. Click here for information on household water pH levels.
If you require further advice please click here to contact us.
BEFORE DELIVERING THIS FISH - PLEASE READ
All livestock will be delivered using APC Courier - the only delivery company in the UK licenced to carry live fish.
Combined postage and packaging for live fish is £16.95 or FREE for orders above £100.
Please check the AVAILABILITY (displayed in green/red above price) for estimated delivery timescale.
Once your order is placed we will contact you to arrange a delivery date.
Delivery of live fish can only take place between 8am and midday on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.
Please ensure you supply a valid mobile contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Please be aware that APC will not ship live fish consignments when overnight temperatures are near or below freezing.
Please note: APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but is not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB, BT, DD, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.
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GUARANTEE AND CLAIMS
We guarantee livestock for a period of 24 hours from receipt, afterwhich they are your responsibility to care for. Please be aware of the following criteria before you buy:
You must follow our acclimatising guide (provided in package) to safely introduce your fish.
Any losses must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.
Photographic evidence must be supplied in all cases.
Settlements for claims will be offered as store credit only.
We cannot accept the return of any aquatic livestock.
Shipping and packaging charges are non-refundable.
In the rare event of a loss upon arrival or within 24 hours of receipt click here for guidelines on reporting a claim.
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|Royal Mail 24 (1-2 days)||£0.00–£39.99||£3.99|
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