How long do goldfish from PetSmart live?

How much is the cheapest fish pet?


How long do goldfish from PetSmart live?

4 cool facts about Fancy Goldfish are that they can live for a very long time (10-30 years), they can grow up to a foot in length, they should only ever live with other fancy goldfish and fancy goldfish are larger and slower where feeder goldfish are small and fast.

What size tank do you need for 1 goldfish?

A good rule of thumb is to choose a tank of at least 10 gallons for one goldfish and 20 gallons for two goldfish. If you plan on keeping moor or fantail goldfish, you will need an even larger tank.

How long does a goldfish live?

Goldfish have a lifespan averaging about 10-15 years, with some varieties living up to 30 years when provided with proper care. Unfortunately, many goldfish do not reach their lifespan potential due to inadequate housing conditions. Housing needs to meet both their behavioural and physiological needs.

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Why are comet 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.

What size tank do I need for 2 goldfish?

Based on the rules above, the goldfish tank size we recommend for two goldfish is: 42 gallons for two Common goldfish. That’s 30 gallons for the first fish and 12 additional gallons for the second fish.

How many goldfish should I get?

The rule for goldfish is 2 inches of fish per gallon of water. Considering goldfish can grow to be quite large, the less goldfish you have in a big tank is better. One goldfish for every ten gallons of water is also another good rule to follow.


Do fancy goldfish need to be in pairs?

Keeping at least two goldfish in an aquarium is recommended to provide companionship and promote activity. Solitary fish can exhibit depression and lethargy. Goldfish are generally not aggressive so they can be kept with most community fish provided the other fish are larger than the size of the goldfish’s mouth.

Can goldfish live in tap water?

Goldfish can only live in tap water when it has been properly treated to remove harmful chemicals. What is this? Tap water contains chemicals that will kill all of the ‘good bacteria’ in your tank. Good bacteria develops through a process called cycling, which we talk about in more detail here.

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Is it OK to feed goldfish once a day?

Until they are one year old, you should feed goldfish 2 or 3 times per day. Once they are older than one year, you should feed goldfish just once per day. There are, however, a number of factors that could lead you to adjust this schedule. Also, the type and amount of goldfish food you feed your goldfish is important.

Do goldfish get lonely?

Goldfish are just not the same as humans – they’re not social animals in the same way that we are, and they don’t have the same capacity to get bored or long for companionship. In fact, many of the longest living goldfish have been kept alone, with no obvious harm to their well being.

How often should I change my goldfish water?

How much water should you change each time? You may have noticed that we said to change “some of” your goldfish’s tank water each week. You should not change all of the water at once! In a properly cycled tank, we suggest a weekly water change of around a third of your goldfish tank’s water.

Why is my goldfish turning white?

Did you know that goldfish have pigment in their skin? This pigment can react to UV light in some fish. So, your goldfish could turn white due to both a lack of sunlight or too much sunlight. In the case of too much light, fish usually respond to the dramatic change.


What is the easiest fish to take care of?

In particular, guppies, zebrafish, goldfish, mollies, neon tetras, betta fish, and suckerfish are just some of the easiest fish to take care of in a community aquarium.

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Can you mix comet and fancy goldfish?

Common goldfish, comets, and shubunkins cannot be kept with fancy goldfish. Additionally, some types of fancy goldfish such as orandas, black moors, and fantails shouldn’t be kept with other fancy types like ranchus.

What kind of goldfish stay small?

The smallest goldfish varieties are fancy ones that grow up to five or six inches. These include the Pompon Goldfish, Bubble Eye Goldfish, Celestial Eye Goldfish, Pearlscale Goldfish, and the Butterfly Tail Goldfish.

What fish can you put in a 5 gallon tank?

Guppies are an awesome and often overlooked nano fish species that can be kept in a 5-gallon aquarium. These fish come in all sorts of different colors and are really easy to breed because they are livebearers.

Do goldfish need plants in their tank?

It is not necessary for Goldfish to have plants in their aquarium but plants are good for not only Goldfish but any fish because it helps to create a healthy environment in the aquarium by reducing stress, ammonia, and carbon dioxide levels in the aquarium. Some fish like Goldfish like to snake on plants.

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Written by: Sweeny Jane

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.