People often talk about “having the memory of a goldfish” to mean they’re forgetful, so it’s understandable that people think goldfish are unintelligent and wonder whether goldfish have brains at all. And it’s certainly not a silly question. Did you know that not all animals do have brains? For instance, starfish have a complex nervous […]
Goldfish Facts & Info
All good goldfish keepers take the time to learn about their pets. Knowing more about goldfish helps us to take better care of them.
Why not start by learning the 12 mistakes most new goldfish-keepers make?
You can also explore diseases, like swim bladder disease, and learn how to prevent them.
Our Goldfish Facts & Info articles are where you can learn all of this and much more about your goldfish.
“Why do goldfish die?” It’s an important question to ask, because learning why goldfish die can help us understand how to keep them alive. With proper care, goldfish have the potential to live a very long time. In the vast majority of cases, there really is no excuse for a goldfish dying within weeks or […]
Two of the most common questions asked by goldfish keepers are “do fish have tongues?” and, if so, “how do goldfish tongues differ from human tongues?” While it’s not essential to know about your fish’s biology. We find that taking an interest in questions like this helps people to better understand their pets. And, if you understand your pet, you can […]
People often think that goldfish only ever grow to be a few inches long. Sadly, this is because most pet goldfish don’t live long enough to grow beyond this. However, with good care, goldfish have the potential to be much larger. Common goldfish can easily grow to be 10 inches long and fancy varieties can […]
Goldfish aren’t as playful as cats and dogs, you can’t pet them, or take them out for walks, but you can engage with them in other ways – and even train them! How to train your goldfish to eat from your hand Yes that’s right, you can feed your fishy friends directly from your hand! […]
If you have ever seen a beautiful fountain full of brightly coloured fish, there is a high chance these were unwanted pets. Perhaps you’ve seen them, thought of your fish, and also wondered whether you can set your goldfish free. There has been a sharp rise around the world in people leaving unwanted fish in […]
Adding live or plastic aquarium plants to your fish tank is a great way to provide some decoration and sheltered hiding places for your fish. The question is, which is best? Should you go with real or fake plants? In this post, we are going to look at what you should consider when deciding between […]