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.
Environment: Minimum tank size: 29 gallons
Maturity Size: 8"
Average Lifespan: 10 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Eating Characteristics: Flake, Pellets
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