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is this a goldfish?

i took some pics of this fish at walmart a few days ago.. i thought maybe he was a goldfish, cuz i think hes in with other goldfish but i dont think they really care to much who goes in what tank.. so im not sure.. i think he looks kinda cool, his fins look like there way too small for his body






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yes it is a goldfish...I cant tell from the pics too well what kind....did he have bumpy things on his head? If so he may be a whats called a lionhead. Its body looks a little bit long to be a lionhead...maybe its mixed or....





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Yup, that's a goldfish .

This is a website that lists some varieties so you could check that out: http://www.goldfishinfo.com/variet.htm




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that is one ugly gold fish
i bought 12 at walmart and the ugliest one was the only one who survived. go figure
he was grey yuck not gold
now he is light gold with a very long beautiful tail
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i keep him in a goldfish bowl in my kitchen and i have had him for over a year.
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Interesting...do you got a Picture??

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oh and i talk to him every day and he goes nut when he sees me
he used to hide under the bush when he was new
he lets me pick him up out of the water with my hand before i change his water
so sometimes ugly is awsome
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let me sii if i can take one real quick
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Yes,thats a goldfish! I think it is a lionhead,but kinda hard to tell in the pics.I love lionheads and wanna get one.




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I love goldfish.But I need a big aquarium before I even consider getting any.They need a fair bit of room & good filtration,since theyre dirrty
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I love goldfish.But I need a big aquarium before I even consider getting any.They need a fair bit of room & good filtration,since theyre dirrty
my fish is very happy in his bowl and he has been in it for over a year. He used to be 1/3 that size
it is possible to keep them in bowl but they need tlc and changed minimum once a week
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my fish is very happy in his bowl and he has been in it for over a year. He used to be 1/3 that size
it is possible to keep them in bowl but they need tlc and changed minimum once a week
I really don't want to start an arguement but living over a year doesn't mean he's healthy. Goldfish often live to be over ten.

Also, have you ever tested the ammonia in his bowl? I guarantee it will be high after a few days...and even the smallest amount is very bad for fish . In that size bowl you would literally have to change the water five or six times a day to keep ammonia down.

Both you and the fish would be much happier if you got a bigger aquarium. Even a 10-gallon would be so much better. The fish would have more room and you wouldn't have to do so many water changes .

I really hope I'm not sounding mean . It's not your fault at all...petstores tend to give false advice. But goldfish really need more room and good filteration.




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I worked at a nursing home for three years and an alzheimer patient was given a gold fish in a bowl to keep by his bed. Great thereapy for some one with alzheimers. anywhoo I kept that fish alive till I moved to another job. those patients put everything you could possibly imagine in this bowl. glue, paint juice, milk etc. I just figured i would feed it and clean it out when needed and i couldn't beleive how much abuse that fish took. I don't know if it is still alive cause it wasn't my fish and i left it behind. but I would keep it on the dinner tables for the patients when they ate so they could watch it swim. it was really cute the way they sorta bonded with it watching it swim. anyway I just had to tell that story
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that is one ugly gold fish
i bought 12 at walmart and the ugliest one was the only one who survived. go figure
he was grey yuck not gold
now he is light gold with a very long beautiful tail
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i keep him in a goldfish bowl in my kitchen and i have had him for over a year.

i actually think the fish i posted is kinda cute, which is why i wanted to know what he is..
and you said you bought 12, am i to assume you put all 12 in that little dish?



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i actually think the fish i posted is kinda cute, which is why i wanted to know what he is..
and you said you bought 12, am i to assume you put all 12 in that little dish?
yes but they were no biger then my pinkie nail on my toe and i wear a 6 shoe
this fish grew huge fast


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