Latin Name: Carassius auratus
How big can I grow:
12-14 inches long in the wild, 1-2 inches when kept as pets in small fish tanks and aquariums
Where do I live:
Native to China East Asia. Found in cold freshwater rivers, canals, ditches with lots of vegetation in wild, all over the world as pets
What do I eat:
Aquatic plants, algae, small insects, tadpoles, plankton and small crustaceans in the wild
Contrary to popular belief, goldfish have a memory span of at least 3 months - not 3 seconds!