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do goldfish like cold water ? Question

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by lucky strike 21, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. lucky strike 21 Well Known Member Member

    in my 55 gallon i have a comet goldfish i think i know its a pond fish this is just temporary im just wondering i touched his water its freezing its 69 degrees in my house is this ok or should i put a heater?

  2. Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    That's pretty much perfect for a goldfish.
  3. JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    Comets like water temps 65 to 72 degrees
  4. Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I think thats a fine temp for a comet. For a little perspective, mine live in an outdoor pond that freezes over a couple of times through the winter, obviously I have to break the ice for them though. ;)
  5. lucky strike 21 Well Known Member Member

    His dorsal fin is down is that normal he was thrashing into the sand and filter then he swims normally my sister in law who had him for 2 years in a 10 gallon said he always has his dorsal fin down and he was always laying down on her gravel after almost a week in his new home he was starting to swim around with his dorsal fin out but today he started acting weird all water parameters are ok