How’s your Lionhead doing? The Lionhead Goldfish is a popular freshwater fish with many aquarium hobbyists. This goldfish, like many others, originated from China. The Chinese exported these beautiful fish to Japan in the 17th century. Today, the Lionhead Goldfish can be found in aquariums all over the world.
The Lionhead Goldfish is a good community fish. It is not aggressive and does well with other social fish. It’s a good idea to buy three or four when you purchase these beautiful fish for your aquarium. As far as size goes, it’s not uncommon for Lionhead Goldfish to grow to approximately 15cm in length. Often times, Lionheads will take the limelight in your aquarium. This light shaded goldfish sports a bright red-orange wen. This distinctive characteristic will immediately remind you of a male lion with his distinguished mane.
The Lionhead’s body should be straight, rather flat, and no dorsal fin will be found. The head, due to the striking wen, often overshadows the body of the fish. The wen will develop fully in about a year, and the Lionhead Goldfish sheds patches of it as the wen grows. You can plan on enjoying your Lionhead for about ten years in a well-maintained environment.
As mentioned earlier, Lionhead Goldfish are a non-aggressive species of fish. They will thrive and provide years of enjoyment if kept in an aquarium with other non-aggressive fish. Lionhead Goldfish adapt well with other goldfish varieties.
Because the Lionhead can grow rather large, you should plan ahead and choose an aquarium that will allow this fish to reach its full potential. Do not consider keeping this community fish in a tank under ten gallons of water. Water temperature most suited to Lionhead Goldfish is between 65 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Lionhead Goldfish is an easy fish to care for. A good commercial fish food will provide this species with the proper nourishment it seeks. Like many other goldfish, the Lionhead will appreciate a special treat of worms or an algae-based food.
The Lionhead Goldfish creates a wonderful display in your aquarium. This species is an excellent choice for your aquarium because they are slow swimmers. Keeping Lionhead Goldfish will give you many hours of enjoyment as you watch this unusual looking goldfish swimming in your aquarium.