Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Also known as Canary Yellow Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Common Goldfish, Crucian Carp, Edible Goldfish, Fancy Goldfish, Gold Carp, Gold Crucian Carp, Golden Carp, Lemon Yellow Goldfish, Native Carp, Prussian Carp, Ryukin Goldfish, Yellow Goldfish

Description

Also known as Canary Yellow Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Common Goldfish, Crucian Carp, Edible Goldfish, Fancy Goldfish, Gold Carp, Gold Crucian Carp, Golden Carp, Lemon Yellow Goldfish, Native Carp, Prussian Carp, Ryukin Goldfish, Yellow Goldfish.

Found in schools in stagnant or slow flowing turpid waters of well vegetated canals, ditches, ponds, streams and swamps.
They feed on detritus, benthic invertebrates, plankton and plants.
Length - 48cm
Depth - 0-20m
Worldwide

Reported individual hooked by an angler in a lake in Poole, Dorset measured 40 cm
Can live up to the age of about 40 years!

Very common in the aquarium trade as this was one of the first fish to be introduced around the world more than a 1,000 years ago!
Cyprinids are stomachless fish with toothless jaws. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/271

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