Goldfish can grow very big
December 6, 2015 6:15am CST
It seems not possible that the tiny little fry of goldfish can grow to a monster of nearly 2 feet long. However, that is true. The largest goldfish in captivity is in Netherlands. The size is about 19 inches. There are some reports of people catching super big goldfish in Lake Tahoe. The weight of these goldfish is about four pounds. The length of these goldfish is 18 inches on record. There is a possibility that some goldfish are 2 feet long. So far nobody knows how many goldfish are in the lake. It is not surprising that goldfish can grow very big. Goldfish belongs to the family of carps. Carps are known as big fish. Many hobbyists do not have the space in their tank to let the goldfish grow to this size. When a goldfish outgrows its tank, it will die. However, in the wild, when goldfish has abundant food, and space to grow, they can grow into monster fish. What to do with all these super large goldfish? The best solution is to catch it, and eat it. Goldfish is edible, and with the amount of fat in the body, it probably is very tasty. Perhaps McDonald’s can sponsor a cleaning up of Lake Tahoe, and uses the giant goldfish to make fish burger.
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6 Dec 15
That is the thing. When little children throw their gold fish into the lake, they are letting a monster fish into the lake. A few months later, the little gold fish will grow to 2 feet. It is scary the way that gold fish can eat and grow.
• United States
6 Dec 15
@scheng1 this might be true in SOME cases, where the size of the environment is relatively "small" (Note: small is a subjective word), but there is a limit... I have many'a ponds in my backyard. Some are filled with goldfish, some Coy, some mixtures of these and/or other fish. Some of the goldfish are quite old...many years (hard to say exactly since it's a continuously revolving replacement scheme). Yet I've have no goldfish larger than maybe a foot. It all boils down to a maximum surface area to volume ratio for the fish as with any organisms. So without going into more detail, there is a theoretical limitation to the size of a goldfish. I realize I'm a dream-crusher now, but it's not my fault...I swear, I'm merely the messenger!
• Guangzhou, China
8 Dec 15
I have never seen such a big goldfish before. I think eating them is not a good idea. I have a better idea and it can bring more profit. I think probably people are willing to pay for a look at such a big goldfish. It must be so amazing to look at it.
7 Dec 15
That is because you do not see the gold fish in a lake. if you put the small goldfish in a lake, it will grow to become a very large fish. In theory, the growth will not stop. It is hard to imagine a gold fish that is a third of your weight.
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7 Dec 15
Koa goldfish are used as decorative fish in ponds--you might be interested in reading this:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the ornamental fish. For other uses, see Koi (disambiguation). Koi Conservation status Domesticated Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: