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Goldfish are one of the most popular types of freshwater fish that you can purchase. Your average Goldfish can live to be up to 5 years old or more. These fish come in a variety of different colors and varieties.

Fan Tail Goldfish: These fish are slender in shape and have long, flowing tails

Ryukin: These fish have somewhat pointed heads and are usually black, white and orange in color

Oranda: These fish have what looks like a cap on their heads

Comet: These fish are very slender and often times they are sold as feeder fish

There are many other types of Goldfish. You can even purchase Goldfish that have bubble eyes.

Goldfish will cost you around $5.00 per fish. They are a great choice for somebody who is a beginner in the fish hobby.

Goldfish are not as easy to take care of as you might think. You cannot simply place a Goldfish into a bowl and expect it to live. You must place a bubbler in the tank to supply the fish with oxygen. If you do not use a bubbler you must use a filter system. The filter system will shoot oxygen bubbles into the fish tank as well.

Goldfish are very dirty fish. You will want to place a filter on the fish tank. You will need to clean the water at least once every 2 weeks. You will also need to clean the filter system as well. Remember that you must change the filter cartridges when you perform a water change.

Goldfish can grow to be over 5 inches in length. You will need to have one inch of fish per gallon. If you have one 5 inch fish, you will need at least a 5 gallon fish tank to keep this fish alive.

Never feed your Goldfish fish flakes by placing them on top of the water. Goldfish will suck air in while they are trying to eat the Goldfish flakes. When a Goldfish sucks in too much air it will develop swim bladder problems. If your fish has swim bladder problems it will swim upside down.

You can purchase many Goldfish for your tank but you will want to stick with the same variety of Goldfish.

Make sure to fast your fish and avoid feeding them at least one day per week to avoid them getting constipated. This will also cause swim bladder problems.

Temperature: Goldfish love cold water. The tank will stay at around 75 degrees. You don’t need to purchase a heater.

Avoid placing the tank near windows and heating vents because this will cause the temperature to fluctuate.

Goldfish are very beautiful fish. I have had many Goldfish over the years. They are my favorite freshwater fish.

The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.

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