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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.

Initial cost

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

Lighting, £30

Gravel-pump, around £6

Net, around £3

Fish (varies with breed) around £5 each

Food, about £2

Max total (if buying 2 fish) = £176

Yearly Cost

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.

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