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While in our classroom Please don’t forget to stop by our fish tank and say hello to Dorothy the goldfish and her friends.

 

 

 

Some types of our fish in the tank:

 

Common- These are normally shaped fish. They can grow to be 12 inches and live 20+ yrs if cared for properly. They are often sold in pet stores as "feeder fish".

 

Comet- These are more like the common goldfish but with longer fins and skinnier bodies.

 

Shubunkin- These fish are more long bodied and best known for their white bodies and spots of color in shades of yellow, orange, blue and black.

 

 

 

Goldfish 101:

 

There are over a hundred kinds of goldfish. The common goldfish has two sets of paired fins. Goldfish have exceptionally large eyes and acute senses of smell and hearing. Goldfish have teeth in their throats which they use to crush food.

 

Goldfish are commonly fed dried flake or pellet food.

 

Goldfish usually mature in their second year but this varies with diet, water temperature, and other environmental influences. Females can produce several thousand eggs per spawning period up to several times within a few months. Goldfish eggs hatch in about 4-5 days.

 

Goldfish are omnivorous, meaning they feed on both plants and animals.

 

Goldfish will survive in water temperatures ranging from freezing to 30 degrees centigrade.

 

Goldfish spawn both in the spring and in the summer. Their eggs will stick to the water plants. Within a week the eggs will hatch.

 

Goldfish have been known to live up to an amazingly 25 years!