8 Facts about Goldfish

8 Facts about Goldfish

  • Goldfish are amongst the most popular aquarium fish in the world and amongst the largest domesticated freshwater species.
  • Goldfish are descendants of the Asian carp whose origin is in China where the ancient Song and Ming Dynasties firmly established the selective domestic breeding and indoor raising of various species.
  • Goldfish traditionally symbolized good luck and fortune and were also given as presents to symbolize friendship and prosperous years to come in particular Asian communities and in Southern/Mediterranean Europe.
  • Goldfish have been proven by research to be amongst the longest living domesticated pets.
  • Goldfish are classified as coldwater fish and live comfortably in aquariums at normal room temperature. 
  • Goldfish advantageously grow according to the size of their aquariums.
  • The unique vision of Goldfish classifies them as tetrachromats due to their ability to distinguish between four different primary colours : Red, green, blue and ultraviolet.
  • Goldfish are widely known for their high energy displays and vibrant dynamic movements.
  • Goldfish are resilient by nature and can survive comfortably for up to two weeks without food.
  • The bright and beautiful colour patterns and shapes of Goldfish make for an attractive living display, and remain a first class choice for aquarium owners.

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