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(Carassius auratus auratus)


The goldfish is one of the smallest members of the carp family. They are a freshwater species with several different breeds ranging in colour from white, yellow, and orange, to red, brown, and black. These fish can grow up to 41cm depending on the size of aquarium or pond.

Habitat & Distribution

Goldfish originate from East Asia. In the wild these fish will be found in slow-moving rivers, lakes, and ponds.


Goldfish are omnivores and will feed on a variety of aquatic plants and invertebrates, they will also eat small crustaceans.

Life Span

Goldfish can live for 10-30 years.

Conservation Status

Least concern.