Posts Tagged ‘goldfish’

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…

Transparent Goldfish

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Japanese scientists created a transparent goldfish (besides a transparent frog). The goldfish’s scales are transparent, you can actually see its organs, muscles and even its beating heart. These “see-through” fish can reach the age of 20 and can have a size of about 10 inch and weigh about 5 pounds. Professor Masayuki Sumida from Hiroshima university explains the “Ryukin” fish was created by selecting and breeding.

Transparant goldfish are useful for scientific purposes, offering a realistic alternative for dissections.

Transparant goldfish

How to Stop Herons Taking Goldfish from a Pond

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

The heron is one of nature’s most beautiful sights.  It stands tall and elegant with a striking colour pattern, and in flight looks like it has the wings of an eagle.  As a fisherman, it has great skill – hours of perfectly still patience followed by stabbing its prey in a flash with a snap of the neck.

However, that is in a natural setting.  When a heron visits a goldfish pond, it doesn’t need any patience.  There is crystal clear water with brightly coloured goldfish that can be picked off at will.  No need to wait for a fish that is the same colour as the murky water it is swimming in.

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