Owning a ... goldfish
The cost of goldfish
Please note: this is only an estimate using approximate prices. Cost will vary depending on the individual fish. It is only intended to be a guide.
Tank, around £40-£60 for a large tank
Gravel, around £5
Plants (plastic) around £10 for several
Rocks, around £15 for several
Ornaments, around £15 for a few
Filter, around £20
Gravel-pump, around £6
Net, around £3
Fish (varies with breed) around £5 each
Food, about £2
Max total (if buying 2 fish) = £176
Depending on the number of fish, around 2-3 tubs of food @ £2 = £6
Extra filter re-fills, around £3 each.
Total = £9
So, in the first year of purchase you will spend roughly £185.
If the fish lived for 20 years, you would spend around £565 on your fish, plus any water treatments, vet bills, extras etc.