People often think that goldfish are just 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 bigger. Common goldfish can easily grow to be 10 inches long and fancy goldfish can reach 8 inches. And […]
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.
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! Read our tips below to make the most of your scaly pet. Feed from your hand Yes that’s right, you can feed your fishy friend directly from your […]
Once you have purchased your new goldfish, there are a whole host of questions and areas to think about. One very popular thing to do is place certain decorations in your goldfish tank for the fish to swim around. Goldfish tank ornaments can include models of shipwrecks, models of cars and even ruined temples for […]
Providing sheltered hiding places for your goldfish can be achieved through the use of plants in an goldfish aquarium. The question is, real or fake? Which one has the most advantages? In this post, we are going to look at what you should consider when deciding between using live or plastic plants for your tank.
Would a Goldfish be a Good Pet for Me? Goldfish are more than just a hobby. They are pets. And as with any pet, there are some things to consider before rushing to the pet store and impulsively buying one. Responsible “potential owners” will do their homework to see if the animal they are considering […]
Lots of fish-keepers love the idea of having a big, impressive fish to show off to their friends. So it’s no surprise that people ask us how to make goldfish grow. You will need lots of tank space, quality water, warm temperatures and a nutritious diet to make a goldfish grow to a large size.
Find out whether your fish has a tongue Goldfish are interesting animals to own and observe, and learning more about their anatomy and natural behavior is one of the most enjoyable parts of goldfish keeping. Two of the most common questions asked by goldfish keepers are “do goldfish have tongues?” and “if so, how do goldfish tongues differ from […]
Moving your goldfish from a tank to a pond is entirely possible, and will allow your goldfish to live a more natural lifestyle with more space, which may help them to live longer. However, working out if your pond is suitable for goldfish and making the move successfully can be a tricky business, and ensuring that […]
The article 12 mistakes new goldfish keepers make is one of the most popular on this site. People love to read about the mistakes other goldfish keepers make: it helps them to avoid making the same mistakes themselves!
We asked readers to tell us the one thing about caring for goldfish that they found most surprising. Here are their answers, along with a couple of our own! Were you surprised? 1. The tank size needed to keep goldfish properly “I knew bowls were way too small but I never thought it would be 20-30 […]