Goldfish Bowls

We recently (April 2015) posted this photo on the INJAF facebook page and to say it proved popular would be something of an understatement!  We originally did it for use on forums etc. whenever there was any question of keeping goldfish in bowls, but it’s time it had it’s own page on our site.  We’ll be adding a lot more detail on why bowls are not suitable for goldfish very soon so watch this space for more.

Why goldfish bowls are not suitable for goldfish
Why goldfish bowls are not suitable for goldfish

Nathan Hill of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine produced an excellent infographic to illustrate the size goldfish will reach in comparison to other temperate species.  If you’re considering getting some goldfish please take a look at the species mentioned here if you are not able to accommodate full size goldfish.  There are plenty of species which won’t need a ‘tropical’ set up and which remain much smaller than a fully grown goldie.

The real adult size of goldfish - Avoid a BIG Mistake!
The real adult size of goldfish – Avoid a BIG Mistake!

Reproduced with kind permission of Nathan Hill and Jeremy Gay of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine.

PDF of goldfish infographic

Avoid a BIG Mistake