How large can a goldfish get?

Do goldfish grow giant?

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How large can a goldfish get?

According to National Geographic, goldfish are usually around 7 to 16.1 inches long and weigh 0.2 to 0.6 pounds, but can top 5 pounds in the wild.

Do goldfish turn into koi?

Koi and goldfish may look similar, but the two are actually two different species. Goldfish were developed by selectively breeding Prussian carp for color mutations. Today, the goldfish is now considered an entirely new species from the Prussian carp.

Do goldfish turn into carp?

The goldfish is a domesticated carp, first bred in ancient China for ornamental gardens. For centuries, goldfish were prized symbols of luck and fortune. Shortly after they made their way to the United States in the mid-1800s, however, they transitioned from the exotic to the mundane.

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Can u eat goldfish?

Goldfish are as edible as any other freshwater fish. If you choose to eat it, know these facts first: That gross flake and/or pellet stuff is what your fish has been eating exclusively. Pop a pellet or two, that’s what your fish will most likely taste like.

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Why are goldfish so cheap?

They’re mainly so cheap because they’re mass bred as feeder fish. If you don’t want to have a large tank or pond in the near future, I would recommend returning them to the store as soon as possible. Comet/Common goldfish are indeed sold pretty darn cheap.

Can a goldfish and a koi mate?

Both koi and goldfish can be beautiful and they come in a variety of colors. Koi will breed with the goldfish. Some of the baby fish (fry) will be born brown or grey and may turn orange as they get older. These fish will not be pure koi, something that doesn’t really matter unless you are really into koi!

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Can I release my goldfish into a river?

It might seem harmless to release your unwanted pet goldfish into a nearby waterway, but you could end up doing serious harm to the local ecosystem. Please don’t release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes!

Can goldfish survive being frozen?

The simple answer is no. Goldfish are not able to come back to life after being truly frozen, regardless of the few stories you have heard (which have a misleading backstory if it is true). Goldfish are cold-water fish by nature and can survive in a variety of temperatures within your pond or aquarium.

Are koi just big goldfish?

Goldfish are smaller in size and usually grow to around 6 inches long. However, in some rare cases, they might grow to be around one foot long. Koi, comparatively grow out to be much bigger with an average size of around 20 inches to 25 inches.

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Can a goldfish survive 2 days without food?

Can goldfish go 2 days without food? Yes, goldfish can go 2 days without food. In the wild, goldfish don’t eat every day since they’re not able to catch food that frequently.

What do goldfish taste like?

Goldfish taste like what they eat – so pet goldfish would taste of fish flakes and pellets. Goldfish are related to carp, which can have a “muddy” taste if prepared incorrectly. As a very bony fish, a single goldfish would take a long time and a skilled hand to debone appropriately.

Is my goldfish male or female?

To identify a female goldfish, look for a rounder, thicker body shape. Females may also have a bulge on one side as breeding season approaches, and their vent, or anal opening, may protrude slightly. Male goldfish often have a thinner, more streamlined body shape than females, with a concave vent and a midline ridge.

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Do goldfish enjoy being petted?

Balcombe notes that touch is a powerful de-stressor for animals — and fishes are no exception to this phenomenon. Other examples include groupers, who are well-known for approaching a trusted human to be stroked and cleaner-fish, who gently stroke their client fish with their fins.

Which is better koi or goldfish?

While goldfish are considered by some to be hardier than koi, their needs vary more widely depending upon breed. Although smaller than koi, they produce a greater amount of waste in relation to their body size and as such require more dissolved oxygen (and more frequent pond cleaning).

Can you play with your goldfish?

Did you know that goldfish can be trained to do tricks? You can actually interact with your goldfish by teaching them to swim through hoops and push balls around. You can also feed them with your fingers. Playing with your goldfish is a fun and engaging way to enjoy owning a pet fish.

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What is a ghost koi?

Ghost Koi are a mix between a mirror carp and a metallic Ogon Koi. Ghost Koi grow faster than standard koi and will have either a metallic shine, yellow scales or a ghost white appearance. Koi thrive in a stable environment.

What is a black koi?

Black Koi Fish also called the Karasu Koi Fish (Karasu meaning “crow” in Japanese), has a black body and fins, and can have either an orange or white stomach. It is one of the older species of Koi Fish. Black Koi Fish or Karasu Koi Fish are said to bring luck to the pond, so bid away, and bring some luck to your pond!

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Written by: Sweeny Jane
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proud mom of Baby, and i am an animal lover as I have at home a cat, a dog, a fish tank, birds… This diversity makes me special because I provide many answers to your questions that increase your knowledge about your pets friends. I have 7 years of experience working with pets. i hope you enjoy our tips.