Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Probably the Biggest Goldfish in the World

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

In the South of France, a fisher has caught an enormous goldfish.

The fish weighs about 14 kg, and is  probably the biggest goldfish in the world.  The fisher, named Raphael Biagini, needed about 10 minutes to get the goldfish ashore.  Before he started fishing that day, some colleague fishers told him there’s a giant goldfish in the pond and that they have been trying to catch him the last six years.

“We didn’t know what bit in our fishing line, but we knew it was big.  The fish was a good fighter, but not good enough…” says Biagini.  Luckily the 30-year old fisher from Montpelier released the fish after a photo session.

I guess this beautiful goldfish’s quiet life is over now everyone knows where he is at…

Send in your goldfish photos

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Happy Goldfish now has a page for you to upload your goldfish photos, so get snapping and head over to the upload page to send in your goldfish photos.  We hope to have a gallery live on the website in a week’s time (10th November), and the first photos to be sent in will be on the first page of the gallery.

Aquarium Snails

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Aquatic snails come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Their individual attractiveness is a matter of taste, but they certainly give an aquarium a more natural look, and perform some very useful functions to boot. Unfortunately, there are also some pitfalls that need to be avoided when keeping snails in a goldfish tank.

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Another Video of Trained Goldfish

Monday, October 13th, 2008

More proof (if proof was needed) that goldfish are not 3-second memory organisms that don’t know how to have fun!

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Videos of Goldfish Ink Painting Artists in Action

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Here are 4 videos of 3 different artists painting goldfish using ink.  Each artist’s style is their own, but they all know the meaning of the word subtle, and give wonderful demonstrations of a steady hand.

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Goldfish Colouring Explained

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Although terms like red self-coloured metallic can appear almost meaningless, the system of goldfish colouring is not nearly as complicated as if first appears.

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3 Things That Should Never Happen to a Goldfish

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

1. Made to live in a bowl

Almost everybody knows it, but plenty of people do it.  Goldfish that live in a bowl do not get enough oxygen, are exposed to disease, and usually die young.  If they are unlucky enough to survive into adulthood, they will be too big for the bowl and suffer from deformities.  It is cruel.  Don’t do it.

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Goldfish Compatible Fish

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Putting other coldwater fish in with goldfish is not just a matter of going to the petshop, buying anything that can survive in coldwater and putting it in with goldfish.  A whole world of problems is just around the corner for those who think it’s anything other than advanced goldfish keeping.

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Goldfish in Chinese Culture

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Over 1,000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty, the Chinese started to selectively breed crucian carp that had a genetic mutation which produced golden fish. Ever since, the goldfish has played a major role in Chinese culture and art. (more…)

10 Goldfish Facts

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
  1. The collective noun for goldfish is “troubling”. (more…)