Do you know that pet goldfishes can live for almost twenty years, which is way more years than what a pet dog can live? Well, it is true, all you need is to provide proper care for your goldfish and they will be with you for a long time. Though, you also might want to pick the goldfish names with more care, as they could be around for longer then you thought.
People have used goldfishes as ornamental pets for centuries. However, there are a few things that not every goldfish lover or owner knows about them, like the fact that, living is a fish bowl is not the right environment for them. In fact, a few centuries ago, when these fish bowls were first introduced, they were only intended to house the fish for a few hours, while on display and after that the fish was taken back to its natural habitat, a pond or a similar water body. And yes, they probably had no way to keep tracks of goldfish names, as they all might just look alike in a pond.
Goldfish get their own pet shows
However, there are a lot of goldfish pet lovers then you might realize. They have their own shows and contests, just like you must have seen for dogs and cats. Of course, these shows may not get as much publicity, but then you have to consider that goldfishes are looked as ornamental pets, at best they are believed to have a calming effect on their owners.
Though, some goldfish pet owners will claim that their fishes died a lot earlier then the presumed twenty years. That could be because of the fact that goldfishes are essentially coldwater creatures. Though they are known to be able to survive in regular aquariums or water tanks, as long as these tanks have sufficient water available for each fish, and is kept out of direct sunlight, to avoid overheating of the water.