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Nymph Goldfish are stout-bodied like a Fantail, but have a single tail like a Comet. The Nymph Goldfish are very popular amongst cold water aquarists. These are very hardy Goldfish, ideal for either indoors or outdoors in garden ponds. Coburg Aquarium's Live Fish and Aquarium Products Shipped to your door.

Features of Nymph Goldfish:

  • Nymphs feature a wide varieties of colour from reds to whites, calico to black
  • Nymphs can be kept in a bowl, aquarium or outside in a pond
  • It has a single tail with single anal and caudal fins
  • Very hardy and can live in a pond for many years through harsh winters

The Best Aquarium Size for Nymph Goldfish:

A mature Nymph goldfish require a standard rectangular tank of at least 100L. Keep in mind that tank size can vary greatly depending on how big or small the goldfish is and how many you plan to stock. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Nymph Goldfish are very peaceful community dwellers. They are schooling fish, it’s best to have at least two. Nymphs are easily consumed by bigger fish, which view them as prey. Great tank mates include:

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Nymph Feeding :

Packed food like Hikari fancy goldfish pellets, Vitalis Goldfish Pellets, Fluval Bug Bites Goldfish Flakes can give Nymph Goldfish the variety omnivorous fish need. Live insects that sink to the bottom are also good, as are live or frozen goldfish food,brine shrimp and Daphnia, or common water fleas. In Coburg Aquarium online, we stock a variety high quality godfish food for your choice.

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Nymph Goldfish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Nymph Goldfish produce a lot of waste. A strong filtration system is absolutely necessary. Make sure the filter matches your tank size.

Plants for Nymph Goldfish

Aquarium Plants are beneficial in helping to maintain good water quality and adding enrichment to a fish’s diet. Nymph Goldfish will eat several types of plants. If you do get plants, Annubus varieties are the best.

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Decorations for Nymph Goldfish

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Artificial lighting is optional. Nymph Goldfish does not require any special lighting. However, a small light for the lid can help you see them better, especially during feeding time.


Sand is the recommended substrate for Nymph Goldfish.

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

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