Throughout the day you'll see Goldfish pecking at gravel and stirring up the dust in search of an overlooked morsel. Goldfish are bottom feeders, and constant grazers much like livestock, always on the hunt for a juicy bite to nibble. Much of their time is consumed by this activity. At feeding time, they become very competitive, pushing and shoving each other out of the way. If you have several fish in a tank you might consider it more of a feeding frenzy. You may notice that goldfish will grab a bite and head for the bottom of the tank before darting back to the surface for a second bite. In the wild, predators may be lurking at the surface; this behavior is a lifesaving instinct.
Species: Goldfish Environment: Minimum tank size: 29 gallons Maturity Size: 8" Average Lifespan: 10 years Experience Level: Beginner Eating Characteristics: Flake, Pellets Warning: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart store cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Vet Assured Promise: All pets purchased at PetSmart are raised under our exclusive Vet Assured program and come with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Vet Assured is a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to improve the health and well-being of our pets. The program sets standards for the care of our pets by our live animal partners and store associates and establishes strict standards for the monitoring and prevention of common illnesses found in pets. PetSmart makes significant investment in the care of our pets and it is apparent in the quality and comfort of our pets in our stores. However, if your pet becomes ill during the initial 14-day period, or if you're not satisfied with your pet for any reason, PetSmart will gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price. Please keep your sales receipt and return the pet to the store where you purchased if needed.