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Goldfish Varieties


Experts believe that Goldfish have been kept as pets for over a thousand years. Originally kept near temples in China, Goldfish were soon in demand by travelers across the world. By the mid-1800s they were introduced into the United States. With the advent of selective breeding, new varieties of Goldfish emerge every year. Currently over 120 varieties of Goldfish exist.

Goldfish are hardy and easy to care for, which has helped make them the most popular pet fish in the world. A well cared for Goldfish will live 15 to 25 years. The oldest known goldfish lived to be over forty years old.
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Black MoorBubble-eyeCelestial EyeComet
Common GoldfishFantailLionchuLionhead
Oranda - BronzePanda MoorPearlscaleRanchu
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