Every goldfish should have a post written about them

This post is in homage to one of my colleagues goldfish Gordon – not named after Gordon Ramsey but there was two goldfish called Flash and Gordon (aka Flash Gordon). Many years ago, in October 2000, Jo got her two fish and a fish tank for her home and I commented that my cousins have a goldfish that they have had for over ten years. I think Jo laughed at this, thinking goldfish don’t last that long. Unfortunately, Flash died within a few months but Gordon is still going strong nearly eight years on. Good for Jo, keeping her fish alive longer than I have ever done. I have accidentally killed far too many goldfish in my younger years to ever keep them again.

Another colleague won a goldfish at a local fun fair – unfortunately that died within a few weeks. I have often wondered where the fun fair workers get their fish from, as they must have loads of them in little plastic bags stored somewhere until they get to the next destination. It must be a form of animal (fish) cruelty and no wonder so many die a few weeks after they have been won. There must be so many disappointed children out there when this happens. Maybe the best thing would be not to try and win a fun fair fish but go to a pet shop and purchase a well-bred and cared for goldfish. It could last for over ten years!

Here is a picture of Gordon – thanks Jo.


5 Responses to “Every goldfish should have a post written about them”

  1. 1 Jo June 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Gordon is extremely excited abut achieving fame at this (presumably) late stage in his life ; – )!!! Fab post – thank you! xx

  2. 2 The Goldfish Guy June 7, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Yeah if I were to write about every goldfish that I have I don’t think I would ever finish. Probably have around 5,000-10,000 fish at the moment in my ponds. Most ever had at one time is estimated to be at around 20,000 + goldfish and koi. Take me a while 🙂

    About winning goldfish at a local fair, I’ve heard so many people say they get them only to die a little while later. Hard to say why but could be some from the fair itself being negligence in the goldfish and then when some people get them they lack the knowledge into truly taking care of goldfish. With this combination could be deadly! People should really look online for information all about taking care of goldfish. The internet holds a wealth of information that can be helpful. The only thing I do suggest is don’t beleive everything you read, always read up more and more on a subject to see what various people are saying about it.

    Goldfish can live long healthy lives. Good job on Gordon! Goes to show you know how to take care of him very well going on 8 years, nice.

    Love your blog, keep up the great work. During the 8 years have you ever had any goldfish diseases with Gordon or any illness at all?

    Well hope Gordon lives another 8 years or more! Good job!


    Jamie Boyle
    The Goldfish Guy
    Aquarium Care Guide Information

  3. 3 NeoCortex34 January 2, 2009 at 8:11 am

    To let you know, the longest lived goldfish ever (this may really suprize you but) the longest lived was like 45 years old, i was even astonished when i 1st heard this.

  4. 4 Shan June 1, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I am a travelling showman and it might surprise you but we buy the goldfish from a SHOP, just like Gordon. They are cared for, and no we dont leave them in the bags, they have a massive tank! Does that answer ur question?

  5. 5 Matthew U. October 2, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Personally, I do believe that there are far too many idiots being allowed to own pets of any type, people should be required to learn what is needed before they are able to have them. In every state you are required to learn the safe operation of a motor vehicle, yet you are okay to have pets [and kids] with absolutely NO intelligence once so ever.

    Wow…..what a great place we have here, you have to learn how to operate your gas pedal but don’t give a shit about how to take care of a living breathing creature that depends fully on you for their survival. Anything less than 110% dedication is just not good enough, you are even required to learn how to make a cup of freakin coffee at Starbucks but no one gives a crap about the poor little animals that have to be subjected to neglect and at times downright cruel treatment by these same idiots.

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