Fancy Goldfish

Domesticated goldfish date back to China’s Ming dynasty and Fancy goldfish have long been popular aquarium pets, oft Read More

Domesticated goldfish date back to China’s Ming dynasty and Fancy goldfish have long been popular aquarium pets, often as a first venture into keeping an aquarium. This is a mixed blessing, as there are far better choices for small aquaria than these big, messy fishes. Given appropriate housing and care, fancy goldfish can attain a large size and easily live for more than 15-20 years. The aquarium should be spacious and ideally around 1.2 metres long to allow room for 30cm adults to be comfortable. The length and width of the tank are much more important than the height in this respect.

Keepers prepared to invest the time and effort into keeping these fishes properly will be rewarded with long-lived, responsive pets. It's important to remember that indoor goldfish of all kinds are far more work than most tropical or temperate alternatives, mostly due to their size and messy habits. 

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