The Pearlscale Fancy Goldfish is the only goldfish type with bumpy white scales that give the illusion of being covered in pearls or other white beads.
The Pearlscale is also a round-bodied goldfish which can make her resemble a golf ball. They eat almost any kind of fresh, frozen or flake foods and can be found in all kinds of colors such as orange, red, blue, red-and-white, black, chocolate, yellow and calico. A very popular variation of the Pearlscale is the Crown Pearlscale goldfish which develops a hood or head growth similar to the Oranda.
Things to know when caring for the Pearlscale goldfish
the Pearlscale is not a very good swimmer and not very competitive when food is served, due to its egg-shape body. The pearly scales can be easily damaged by rough handling and sharp objects in the aquarium. Be careful when moving/netting these goldfish because when they lose a ‘pearl’ scale it will only grow up a a regular scale.
Best tank mates for Pearlscales are the twin-tails, slow swimming goldfish like the Fantail, Ranchu, Lionhead, Black Moor or other similar varieties. Do not mix with single-tails, like fast Comets, Shubunkins or Common goldfish.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING AQUARIUM FISH
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.