Goldfish are good first pets for young children. They are easy to clean up after, feed and are the perfect size for a small child.
A goldfish is a great starter pet to teach young children responsibility. They grow from up to six to twelve inches and can live up to ten years. Goldfish are easy to care for, as feeding them and cleaning the aquarium are all that is necessary. The fish must be fed each time the water is changed. They are convenient pets if you have limited space, because goldfish only need a ten to twenty gallon tank to live comfortably.