JBL Goldfish Paradise®
Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®
This aquarium is a beautiful home for eight lively veiltail/fantail Goldfish! The fish become tame within a short time and will eat out of your hand. Veiltails/Fantails are very attractive fish and are very popular with children.
Goldfish and their various breeds, such as veiltails/fantails, belong to the most popular fish of all! Children and adults love their lively motion and their peaceful nature. Goldfish can be easily kept and are relatively undemanding. But they shouldn’t be kept in a too small aquarium and certainly NOT in round bowls. According to the German animal protection act this is not even allowed. But in aquariums of about 100 cm length smaller veiltail/fantail goldfish will feel very comfortable and grow healthily. Even if goldfish regard plants as food, the Anubias pictured is so robust that it should be able to withstand their eating attempts. It may happen that veiltails occasionally nibble at single leaves of the fast growing waterweed. However this doesn’t harm the plant and it contributes to the healthy nutrition of the fish. In addition, living aquatic plants are vital for the biological structure of the aquarium.
Modelled on nature
Since goldfish are cultivated varieties of the Crucian carps, the carp habitat can serve as a model. These fish like to live, as goldfish do, in stagnant waters or in waters with a gentle current, partly full of vegetation and partly free for swimming. These animals are very sociable and should never be kept singly.
100 x 40 x 50 cm = 200 l
Complete weight approx. 250 kg
pH-value: 7.0 – 7.5
KH: 5-8 °dKH
Nitrite (NO2): 0 mg/l
Temperature: 24-26 °C
The suitable decoration for the JBL Goldfish Paradise®
Here you can see what substrate and plants you need that your goldfish will receive an ideal environment.
These plants suit a Goldfish Paradise® aquarium.
(Anubias barteri var. nana)
Here you can see the exact location of the plants in the aquarium. The letters characterise the plant species, mentioned above.
This outline shows all the technical products you need for the JBL Goldfish Paradise® and a price quotation to give you an idea of the costs involved.
The animal stock for the goldfish aquarium
The following animals suit your goldfish aquarium:
Bristle nose cat fish
Video about the setup of the JBL GoldfishParadise®
In a short 7 minute video we show you what the completed aquarium looks like and how to set it up step by step.
How to maintain your goldfish aquarium aquarium
Perform a 1/3 weekly partial water change with a hose. Siphon any waste from the bottom and between the stones with a hose. Prepare the water afterwards with JBL Biotopol .
Prune the plants every 2 weeks.
Add weekly liquid fertiliser ( JBL PROFLORA Ferropol , dosing = 20 ml for the aquarium) one hour after the water change.
Maintenance time per week
How often do you need to empty and to clean the complete aquarium?
Your Goldfish Paradise can stay healthy and beautiful for many years with the above mentioned care. Redecorating your aquarium after a few years, if you wish, will be no problem.
2-3 x daily as much as the fish can eat in 2 minutes.
The aquarium shouldn’t be set up in a too bright place since direct sunlight promotes algae growth.
Many pond owners keep their goldfish inside in winter, since their ponds are not deep enough to overwinter them. Also for this purpose the “JBL Goldfish Paradise” could be the proverbial paradise!
Water treatment and water tests
Tap water is not always suitable for fish and needs to be treated to make it suitable for them with an appropriate water conditioner ( JBL Biotopol R ) before putting them in. Add a bacterial starter ( JBL Denitrol ) one hour later and you are ready to introduce the fish. Check the nitrite level of the water every 2 days during the first two weeks with the JBL Nitrite Test NO2 to check the nitrite content of the water.