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Keeping Goldfish

Updated on April 20, 2012
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In this Hub i'm going to share my passion of fish keeping and goldfish, I've got loads of information, hints and tips that i have learnt over the years that I just itching to tell everyone! I think everyone will be able to benefit from this hub some way or another...I would also love to hear from all you goldfish owners to share your own experiences.

Goldfish Types

Before we get into how to keep and care for goldfish I think its good to look at what types there are; I mean there not just gold ones available, they come in loads of different colors a varieties.

As you will see from below there are loads of different types that you can choose from which can result in a very colorful fish tank.

Blackmoor Goldfish
Blackmoor Goldfish
Bubble Eye Goldfish
Bubble Eye Goldfish
Comet Goldfish
Comet Goldfish
Common Goldfish
Common Goldfish
Variety of Common Goldfish
Variety of Common Goldfish
Lionchu Goldfish
Lionchu Goldfish
Lionchu Goldfish
Lionchu Goldfish
Oranda Goldfish
Oranda Goldfish
Pearlscale Goldfish
Pearlscale Goldfish
Shubunkin Goldfish
Shubunkin Goldfish
Veiltail Goldfish
Veiltail Goldfish

Cold or Tropical Water?

Goldfish are known as cold water fish that are best kept at around 19/23C, at this temperature they will live very happy lives. That being said goldfish have and are currently being kept in warmer water fish tanks known as tropical water up to 28C.

If these fish are kept in warmer waters there is one very noticeable thing and that is the speed of their growth dramatically increases; of course this shortens their lifespan as with all fish that grow quicker.

I would say you should always keep your goldfish in cold-water tanks, it's the right thing to do with it being their natural home.

Lifespan

Under the right conditions goldfish can live for over 10 years; I don't know about you but I think that is a pretty good achievement for a small fish

I would be that 99% of all people going down to their local fish shop to buy a $2.99 goldfish isn't thinking that their new pet could live for over 10 years!

What are your favorite goldfish?

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