Category Archives: Goldfish Information

Come along with me as I visit Joshua McWilliams’ outdoor goldfish room full of great ryukins, orandas, ranchus, pearlscales, butterfly telescopes, and so much more. You may know Josh as Waterpigs USA on Instagram; he’s always sharing pictures of his beautiful fish and it was a joy to be able to hang out with him […]

Did my fish get sick and die because of contaminated water or parasites living in my tap water? What about bad food? Or perhaps toxic holding tanks? Well, as it turns out there’s actually some pretty good evidence that rules out all of these possibilities. Watch to find out more AND to learn how you […]

It’s time for an update on my sick goldfish and what I found out from the University of Florida Aquaculture lab regarding a diagnosis for them. If you’re not familiar with the situation here’s a quick recap of what happened. It all started in May, which means I’ve been dealing with this now for 6 […]

Happy Friday the 13th! I was inspired by this superstitious day to come up with a list of fishy myths and superstitions to share with you guys this week. From catfish that cause earthquakes to lucky (or maybe unlucky?) goldfish, this is a pretty interesting list. Stay tuned until the end of the video for […]

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 […]