Have you always dreamed of having an aquarium with a goldfish? So, you need to know the history of Kinguio . This species, or Golden Fish , as it is also known, is one of the most traditional ornamental fish. It is believed that he was one of the first species of fish to be cultivated in an aquarium, since antiquity. Scholars of aquarism claim that the first Kinguios were transported to aquariums in ancient China, more precisely in the Ming dynasty, between 1368 and 1644.
One of the most interesting points in the history of Kinguio is that, in antiquity, this little fish did not have the same shape and was not as beautiful and exotic as it is today. The Chinese, however, continued for years separating the most beautiful specimens, until they reached the form they have today. In addition to being one of the first aquarium fish, Kinguio was also one of the first to undergo human intervention in its selection and breeding.
To learn more about this fascinating fish and how to raise it in your aquarium, we’ve prepared a complete guide! Check out!
- Environment : fresh water
- Scientific name : Carassius auratus
- Names : Japanese fish, goldfish, goldfish or red pimp
- Life expectancy : 20 years
- Size : up to 30 cm
WHAT IS THE HABITAT OF A KINGUIO?
Goldfish like waters from subtropical environments. The more exotic genera prefer water between 22° and 28°, while the common ones do well in water with a temperature between 15° and 28°. The water pH can vary between 6.5 to 8.0 with medium hardness.
As they are herbivorous fish, the introduction of plants in the aquarium must be cautious. Delicate plants can easily be eaten by Kinguio . So, prefer more resistant plants for decoration and include a vegetable supplement to avoid attack. Another good tip is to include artificial plants in the aquarium. But in this case, prefer those with a delicate finish, as very coarse plants can end up hurting the Kinguio .
Finally, Kinguios are benthic feeding fish, which means that they prefer to feed on microorganisms present at the bottom of the aquarium. So, the substrate, i.e. the pebbles need to be rounded and small.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF KINGUIO?
Today there are more than 500 different types of the species. Kinguio Cometa , Kinguio Telescope and Kinguio Red Carp are the most common. As this fish underwent some modifications and interventions in its genetics, its movement in the aquarium is very slow.
When compared to other fish, Kinguio swimming is not as efficient and it also feeds slowly.
DOES KINGUIO GET ALONG WITH OTHER FISH?
Kinguio is an extremely docile and super quiet fish . Therefore, in terms of company, it is necessary to choose well who will cohabit your aquarium. Very aggressive fish such as cichlids are not a good idea, for example. Even smaller fish, such as the espadinha, mocinha or mato Grosso, which usually eat the fins of other fish, are not good company for Kinguio . Among the species, it is not recommended to mix common varieties with exotic varieties, as this can lead to competition for space and also for food.
If you want to include different species in your aquarium along with your Kinguio , Coridora and Pangasius are great options.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A GOLDFISH?
Kinguio is a very delicate fish in terms of food. We’ll talk about it in the next topic, but when it comes to care, the food offered to the animal is one of the main points of attention. Another important detail is the filtration of the aquarium. Kinguio is an animal with a high biological load. In other words, he poops a lot. Therefore, it is essential to invest in an efficient filtration system for the aquarium.
HOW TO FEED A GOLDFISH?
Kinguio is a fish that has undergone some genetic interventions since the first specimens. Therefore, their digestive system is very delicate and requires specific food. Feeding your Kinguio improperly can facilitate the appearance of diseases and even the death of the goldfish. Therefore, in this regard, it is essential to choose suitable feed and feed your fish according to the product recommendation.
HOW TO SET UP AN AQUARIUM FOR A KINGUIO?
Kinguio has some features that directly interfere with its environment. Therefore, it is necessary to plan the aquarium and ensure some conditions such as:
- Efficient filtering. Kinguio is a small fish that has a delicate digestive system, and therefore emits a high biological load into the environment. These fish require high performance filters to keep the water clean and the environment healthy.
- Kinguio requires a lot of space . To have a single fish, you need an aquarium of at least 50 liters. For each additional animal in the environment, consider at least 30 liters of extra water.
Without a doubt, Kinguio is a classic fish and a great choice. In addition, he is docile, has a long life and there are specimens that are super exotic and beautiful. However, like any animal, it requires specific care and responsibility in handling.