Water Garden Sized Goldfish
Water Garden Sized Goldfish

Water Garden Sized Goldfish

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USGS entry (more then you ever wanted to know)
Fishbase entry
Wikipedia Entry

Goldfish and carp are very similar.  They are hardy, pretty, and usually long lived.

Good choice for aquariums because they are pretty civilized.

You might want to know category:

There is a "top 10 list" of killer disease of wildlife, +/- humans in the world.  On the list is Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV) which more knowledgeable aquaculture professionals are aware of.  This is a potential desimator of closely housed populations of goldfish and carp costing $$$$$
Good news, 
  • Mugshots are in file
  • The entire genome has been sequenced
  • There will soon be a very high tech oral vaccine
I have the reference links if you have an interest.