Goldfish Know How To Win Popularity Contests

Goldfish popularity A common perception we have of goldfish is of them swimming contentedly in a little bowl. Their popularity is undisputed. Their personalities have been explored and characters presented in numerous cartoons and comic strips; characters like those appearing in ‘Garfield’, ‘Chicken Little’, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat’. They’ve starred in animated movies, for example ‘Chloe the goldfish’ in the classic children’s movie ‘Pinocchio’. They’ve been kept by English Prime Ministers – in fact they are … Read more

Goldfish racing for Australia Day: where else but Queensland?

Queensland Goldfish Racing

SUBCULTURE SLEUTH (IN OZ) | This Australia Day, our sleuth is taking a break from trying to decipher the eclectic subcultures of the UK to take a look at the curiosities and quirks we’ve left behind back in Oz. As we saw during the Diamond Jubilee last year, the British typically celebrate their national holidays with a high degree of pomp and circumstance. There will be a carriage drawn parade down Whitehall, a flotilla down the Thames heralded by trumpets, … Read more

Goldfish Breeding: What You Need To Know

Goldfish Care

The common goldfish can be credited with giving most people their start in the fascinating hobby of keeping pond or aquarium fish. It is a hardy cold water species that is relatively undemanding in water quality or temperatures. Goldfish facts Goldfish are quite placid fish that can be kept either in aquariums or outdoor ponds. They have an average life span of ten to fifteen years. Goldfish are the product of centuries long selective breeding. The many varieties of colorful … Read more

Shubunkin Goldfish: Discover How Easy It Is To Have As A Pet!

Learn How To Take Care Of Your Shubunkin

When thinking about which fish to choose for your first pet goldfish, the Shubunkin is a good choice; particularly for children and those new to keeping fish. They have a beautiful, unusual coloration that you’ll love. A brief history The Shubunkin goldfish is one of the most sought-after breeds. It was developed in Japan inside the latter part of the 19th century; hence, the Japanese Shubunkin. There are different varieties of this breed, for example American, London, and Bristol Shubunkins. … Read more

Top 5 Types of Goldfish: Your Guide To Choosing A Pet Goldfish

Goldfish - Learn How To Take Care of Them

If you’re thinking of owning a goldfish for a pet you’re in for a treat. There are so many varieties of this domesticated fish, all with their own unique physical characteristics. The aesthetic value of a goldfish is something to consider. Below is a summary of what the different types of goldfish look like. The top 5 types of goldfish Common Goldfish This is by far the most popular type of goldfish and there is no mistaking its look. The … Read more