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Not as exciting as tropical fish
Member Name: Typicalalex1
Advantages: Cheap, always available to buy and dont need a big tank to keep some of them
Disadvantages: Not as good as tropical fish and can get boring
Goldfish are probably the most popular fish in the fish keeping hobby.
A lot of people have or have had fish as a pet at some point and most of the time they would have had a goldfish.
My dad used to keep tropical fish when I was a baby and I loved them.
He later bought me a small tank with some goldfish. I had a number of them over the course of 5years or so and then decided to stop.
I didn't get anymore fish till I started secondary school and got bought another tank as a present and bought some more goldfish.
They are ok for a while but after numerous trips to the pet shop I realised that they just weren't as exciting as some of the fish I saw in the shop.
I knew then that one day I wanted tropical fish, so when I got my first job I started to keep tropical fish and im still going.
Compared to tropical fish, goldfish aren't much fun. They aren't as active or as colourful as a lot of tropical fish, so really thres no contest.
There are a lot of people who would like to keep goldfish. Parents might buy them for their kids to get them into the hobby.
Goldfish are a lot cheaper to keep than tropical fish. You don't need as much equipment and the food is cheaper.
Some goldfish can be kept in small tanks so if you don't have the room or the money for a bigger tank then goldfish is the only real option if you want fish.
I would only recommend goldfish to people who don't have the room for a tropical tank or can't afford one.
But if you have the room and the money then I will say defiantly go for tropical fish. They are more colourful, more active and live longer.
Summary: If you get the chance, buy tropical fish instead