JBL Goldfish Paradise®
Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®
This aquarium is a beautiful home for eight lively veiltails! The fish become tame within a short time and will eat out of your hand. Veiltails are very attractive fish and are very popular with children.
Goldfish and their various breeds, such as veiltails, 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 too small aquariums and by no means in round bowls. According to the German animal protection act this is even not allowed. But in aquariums of about 100 cm length smaller veiltail species feel very comfortable and can grow healthily. Even if goldfish regard plants as food, the Anubias pictured is so robust that it should be able to withstand the goldfish. 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 veiltails. In addition, living aquatic plants are vital for the biological structure of the aquarium.
Modelled on nature
Since goldfish are cultivated variants 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. The 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 see what plants are to be placed at what position of 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:
Long-whiskered 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
Weekly 1/3 partial water change with hose. Siphon with hose waste from the bottom between the stones. Condition the water afterwards with JBL Biotopol .
Prune the plants every 2 weeks.
Add weekly liquid fertiliser ( JBL 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 where it is too bright since direct sunlight promotes algae growth.
Many pond owners keep their goldfish inside in winter, since their ponds are not deep enough to winterize 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. That’s why it needs to be suited to the requirements of the fish with an appropriate water conditioner ( JBL Biotopol R ), before adding them. Add a bacteria starter (JBL JBL Denitrol ) one hour later and you can add the fish. Please check the nitrite content with the JBL Nitrite Test NO₂ every two days during the first two weeks. With the help of further water tests you can check in the Water Analysis Online Laboratory , whether the water is providing optimal conditions for fish, invertebrates and plants.
You can find the JBL GoldfishParadise® at these specialist dealers
A lot of pet supply retailers exhibit the fully equipped goldfish themed aquarium in their outlets and have everything you need for this aquarium in their product range.
This retailer list, available from 01 September 2018, helps you locate a specialist dealer, where you can view and buy this themed JBL aquarium, by postcode.