Goldfish Make Me Happy
I Love My Goldfish
I love watching my goldfish swim around, through the leaves and flowers of the waterlily in their pond, making this part of the front garden a tranquil spot to sit.
Their little golden bodies shining in the sun when they swim to the surface making me feel happy and the children too, who pass by after school, pointing them out with smiles on their faces.
A sweet, simple delight, one of the best.
Many Colours, Shapes and Sizes
Goldfish come in many different shapes and colours.Some are gold, some gold and white, some gold and black and some black, the list goes on.
It all depends on what coloured goldfish were in the tank at the time of breeding, so there is usually a wide variety.
The are also many different types of goldfish, common, comet, black moor, celestial eye, fantail and lions head to name a few. My favourites being the fantails and the black moor goldfish.
Fantails, as the name suggests, have fan like fins and tails that make them look very elegant and graceful.
I love Goldfish!
Do you like goldfish and keep some at your home?
The Many Homes of a Goldfish
There are many different types of homes available for your goldfish.
There is the classic round glass bowl that I started off with when I was first introduced to fish, tall vase like containers, tanks and also now, goldfish hotels.
I love the look of glass bowls and vases but in my experience the life span of a fish is much longer in a classic tank or outdoor fish pond.
When keeping goldfish inside they first of all need a clean fish container with washed gravel as a base or floor and healthy greenery to oxygenate the water to keep the fish alive adding fresh water.
This needs to be regularly cleaned at least once a month, taking the fish out and place in a bowl, and pants, pebbles and glass cleaned and washed with fresh water, no detergents.
Feed fish twice a week.
Then again you can always make a fish pond by digging out the shape you want in a suitable place in your garden, lining it with thick rubber sheeting to water proof it and fill with small rocks and pebbles for the base .
Fill with green plants, reeds, waterlilies and water and add your favorite goldfish.
Ponds make for a serene and special place in your garden adding a place of tranquility and interest, and goldfish are said to be lucky.
Don't believe the tale that goldfish only have a memory span of three to five seconds. I believe they are quite intelligent creatures as they remember my shadow when I go to feed them, they all swim to the same spot waiting to get fed, I think there is something in that.
© 2011 Julia M S Pearce