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Owning a ... goldfish

Goldfish, 'Carassius auratus', belong to the Cyprinidae family. Goldfish were first bred by the Chinese in 1000 AD, and then by the Japanese 500 years later. They are very popular pets since they are easy to care for and come in so many different varieties.

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Flaked food, live food, aquaria and equipment

Feeding and cleaning


Goldfish diseases

The cost of goldfish: a rundown of initial and yearly costs










g o l d f i s h- l i n k s


The First Tank Guide - excellent site dedicated to helping set up your first aquarium.

Glimmering Goldfish - excellent fish site : breeds, health and advice.

Koko's Goldfish World - care, health, breeds and a message board.

Fish Link Central - "your guide to aquarium resources on the internet".



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The aquarium, goldfish breeds and choosing a fish