The Goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a common and popular freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is a cyprinid. Carp and minnow are also cyprinids. It is most often seen in ornamental ponds and aquarium tanks.
The Goldfish varies greatly in size, shape, and colour, but it is usually white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black.
The Goldfish measures about 5-38 centimetres (2-15 inches) long
In the wild, the Goldfish feeds on insects and water plants.
The female Goldfish lays small eggs that stick to water plants. The eggs hatch within 4-6 days. Young Goldfish are called fry.
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