So, you’ve won a goldfish at a carnival, but you’re lost when
it comes to caring about it. The goldfish that you won probably already
looks sickly due to the poor water conditions it must be kept in. Not
to worry, at Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc., we will not let your goldfish
go to waste.
Basic Facts About Goldfish
You are probably already aware of the fact that it is common for goldfish
to die prematurely. This can be due to a number of reasons, although the
most common reason is obvious: lack of proper care and overcrowding inside
the tank. When properly cared for, goldfish usually have a lifespan of
10-20 years, and they can grow quite big in size. Their growth is constant
and fast which is why the size of their tank needs to be kept in mind.
Now that you know the basics about the fish in your hand, here’s
how you can safely get it from the carnival to your home, and give it
a healthy and generous life:
The Ride Home
Avoid any bumps and speed breakers, or driving too fast along the way.
Too much shaking and jumping around can deeply stress out the goldfish,
causing the immune system to break down and, in some cases, even develop
The Condition of the Water
Notice the condition of the water the goldfish is currently placed in.
If the water is murky or yellow, immediately transfer it to fresh water.
However, be careful how you do this because goldfishes can become easily
Exposure Is Essential
Make sure the goldfish is exposed to enough sunlight to maintain a healthy
balance, but remember to always keep the top of the tank covered. Fish
have a tendency to jump and may end up killing themselves.
Food & Water
Like any other living thing, fish require a good amount of food and clean
water to breathe in. Take care of the necessities of the goldfish and
don’t neglect it. Changing the water every now and then will also
help greatly. All in all, be a good caretaker and don’t let your fish die!
Want a custom tank for your goldfish?
Contact us at Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc. We make custom aquariums in Los Angeles. Call (310) 626-1448 for a free