Goldfish are originally from China and possibly nearby countries including Korea and Japan, according to Pawnation. However, because they are widespread pets and sometimes released into the wild, they have been found out... More »

Goldfish hover near a shelter at the bottom of the tank for short periods throughout the night when sleeping. Goldfish don't have eyelids, so when sleeping it can appear that they are just being inactive. More »

Goldfish mate by spawning. The female releases her eggs into the water, and the male releases his sperm to fertilize the eggs. Goldfish reach sexual maturity at approximately 1 year of age. More »

Goldfish are part of the stenohaline species of fish and tolerate only fresh water, according to Live Science. Both wild and pet goldfish thrive in cooler water temperatures. Ideally, water temperatures should stay betwe... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

In Japan as well as China, the goldfish is seen as a symbol of wealth and good luck. Within Feng Shui, the goldfish has long been viewed as a symbol of surplus and abundance. More »

Goldfish are omnivores and should be fed a variety of food types. Their diet can include high carbohydrate goldfish flakes, shelled peas, blanched vegetables, daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp. More »

Goldfish usually do best when fed two or three times per day. At each feeding, it is best to put a small amount of food in the tank. If the goldfish eats all the food within one or two minutes, a second helping of simila... More »