Animals: Aquatic; Actinopterygii - Goldfish (Carassius auratus), Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

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About Goldfish

The many varieties of fish that we know as Goldfish can trace their source back to the species, Carassius auratus, of the Carp family (Cyprinidae). It's origins can be traced back to to their domestication by the Çhinese at least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960-1279). The Chinese bred this species to create the metalic-orange looking fish that we know as "Goldfish". The Chinese and Japanese continued to develop the over 125 varieties that we are familier with today.

Goldfish are Omnivorous, meaning they feed on both plants and animals. They are hardy and easy to keep in homes. They do not require the tight margins of temperature controls that most other species of tropical fish do. When they grow larger it is not uncommon to put them out into outdoor ponds. When Goldfish make it back to natural wild life surroundings they interestingly enough will revert to their original color and may grow to a size of 30 cms long.

Goldfish spawn in the spring or summer. Their eggs will stick to water plants and will usually hatch within a week.

I raised a little Comet Goldfish that i won at a fair and had it for seven years. It grew to be over 22 centimeters long. I named this fish "Golly". I loved this fish so much and i fully understand how people can have a heart connection with a fish. Goldfish have been known to live for up to 25 years. I hope the veiwers of this page get a sense of love and beauty that these wonderful fish are.


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