Interesting facts about goldfish
November 4, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids
Goldfish is a small member of the carp family. There are more than 500 species of goldfish found throughout the world.
Goldfish Can’t Close Their Eyes – This makes sleeping a littel different for them. Instead of closing their eyes and falling into a deep sleep, they sleep with their eyes open usually at the bottom of the water.
Goldfish should never be kept in small bowls. They need a spacious environment with high oxygen levels.
Goldfish are cold-blooded, so their rate of metabolism depends on water temperature. Do not feed below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The world’s oldest recorded goldfish was 43 years old. Which is just amazing for almost any pet really, and he did very well considering he was won at a town fair. His name was Tish, and he died in 1999 in North Yorkshire, UK.