IS A GOLDFISH?
are the most versatile and beautiful species of fish
that are kept as pets today; and for the fishkeeping
hobbyist, they offer something for everyone. No matter
what level of experience you may have in fishkeeping,
the goldfish can meet your needs. By following a few
simple guidelines you should be successful in keeping
the long-lived goldfish, healthy and active for years
of enjoyment. By paying attention to items like correct
temperature range, clean water, fresh water, proper
food, and plenty of space, you should have very little
difficulty in keeping the cool water goldfish.
goldfish can grow quite large, they require water
which is high in oxygen. To raise three or four goldfish
for several years, you should consider at least a
20 gallon long aquarium. The Goldfish Society of America
has developed a formula for determining how many fish
can be kept successfully in a single tank of rectangular
shape. Multiply the length of the tank by its width.
Divide the resulting figure by 30. The total is how
many "inches" of goldfish the tank can hold. When
figuring the "inch" capacity of a tank, allow for
growth of the fishes. When concerning the more exotic
types, always allow extra room. You'll be glad you