Water Gardening: Fish
Knowledge is the key to successful water gardening and Bob’s Tropical Fish is the best place to learn. Here is some basic information about fish provided by the experts at Bob’s Tropical Fish.
Pond Comet Goldfish: These are the fish most people know as goldfish.
Shubunkin Goldfish: Shubunkins have blue-tinted skin speckled with other colors. Shobunkin are a great way to add color to your fish collection.
Sarasa Comet Goldfish: Translated from Japanese as "red on white," Sarasa is a white fish with red or orange markings whose colors become deeper in sunlight. Sarasa have a lifespan of 15 to 25 years.
Fantails: These are lovely goldfish with short, rotund bodies and beautiful long double tails. They swim in a slow and erotic manner, which makes them more susceptible to predation.
Koi/Butterfly Koi: Sometimes referred to as "Jewels of the Water Garden" and a popular choice for pond fish, koi can disrupt aquatic plants because they are extremely active. Koi are available in a huge assortment of colors and patterns. The can live up to 50 years.
Bob’s Tropical Fish and Water Gardening Center guarantees fish to be healthy at the time of purchase. If you have any loss within the first 24 hours and your water tests fall within the acceptable parameters, we will replace the fish purchased at Bob’s. We cannot be responsible for loss of the existing fish in your pond nor can we accept fish returns longer than 24 hours from the purchase time.
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Transportation & Acclimation of Fish
Take your new fish home as quickly as possible. Protect them from the direct sun, excessive heat or cold. Do not put them in the trunk of your car. Rapid changes in temperature can shock fish, so it is important to acclimate them gradually to your pond temperature.
When you arrive home, immediately float the unopened bag in your pond for 30-40 minutes, keeping the bag sheltered from strong sun. After 30-40 minutes have passed, gently pour the fish into the pond. Upon releasing the fish, they may hide or refuse to eat for several days. This is normal until they become adjusted to their new home.