The Goldfish Aquarium, or Coldwater Auarium

The Goldfish Aquarium, or Coldwater Auarium

General points

Despite being very hardy and able to survive in a glass fish bowl for several months, they deserve better. Water in a fish bowl soon becomes soiled and lacks oxygen due to the insufficient air-water contact surface for gas exchanges. Use of a rectangular tank is recommended, in order to avoid these problems.

1- Climate

The water should be at room temperature (pH 6.5-8.0).

2- Plants

  • Vallisneria spiralis
  • Vallisneria gigantea
  • Hygrophila polysperma
  • Egeria densa
  • Java moss
  • Cladophora aegagropila
  • Ludwigia repens
  • Riccia fluitans
  • Anubia nana

3- Base substance and decoration

  • Elodea
  • Ludwigia
  • Water lily
  • White water lily
  • Myriophyllum
  • Ceratophyllum
  • Sagittaria
  • Vallisneria

4- Cohabitant fish species

  • The goldfish, a member of the carp family, is a domestic freshwater fish which only cohabits with fish belonging to the same family.