Category Archives: Goldfish Information

Two weeks ago I published a video of my new baby goldfish (which are called “fry”) when they were just 1 week old. Since then I’ve been collecting footage of them and in this video, you’ll get to see them at 2 weeks old and 4 weeks old. They’ve grown so much! You can now […]

It’s been a little bit since I’ve done a how-to video, and since I always get lots of questions on my new goldfish unboxing videos asking why I acclimate my new fish the way I do, what better topic to cover than how to properly acclimate your new fish? It seems like many people are still […]

I have found that people who aren’t involved in the fish keeping hobby (and even some who are) are often really shocked to find out that you can ship a fish in the mail. But even if you buy fish from your local pet store, how do you think those fish got to the store […]

  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k326_yiQG1s Factors Affecting Growth Rate in GoldfishAll of the following factors go hand-in-hand. To realize a goldfish’s best growth potential, all factors should be maximized. Temperature – Despite what some may tell you, goldfish are not necessarily “cold water” fish. Yes, they can survive and thrive in cooler temperatures than most aquarium fish […]

Finding ways to provide enrichment has been an increasingly popular focus for zoos, aquariums, animal shelters, and the like in recent years.  Enrichment means finding ways to allow the captive animal to exercise behaviors that come naturally to it; behaviors it would do in the wild if it could.  Carp are scavengers by nature; they […]

I realized after sharing a before and after culling photo on my Facebook page that a lot of people are very curious, and even a little confused, about culling goldfish. A few people even have some serious misconceptions about culling and goldfish breeding. I am by no means a geneticist or an expert long-time goldfish […]

Hey guys, I need to get serious for a moment.  I got a message today on my Facebook page from someone letting me know that they released a captive Oscar into a nearby river.  Please, do not ever release captive fish into the wild no matter what type of fish it is or where you […]

Now I don’t want to make it sound like all pet stores give bad information about fishkeeping, because some are very good at what they do.  However, it’s been my experience that most pet stores give pretty bad advice when it comes to proper aquarium fish care, so I’m going to be doing a mini-series […]