Why do goldfish turn white?

This post was written by a guest author and edited for style/readability by our editor. A few months into having my first goldfish, I noticed she was turning white. Being a new fish owner, of course I was alarmed. What had I done wrong? Instead of feeling the urge to give up, I instead did … Read more

Do Goldfish Need an Air Pump?

They’re everywhere. No matter what store you go to, if they stock fish tanks air pumps will be within arms reach. Most fish tank kits even come with them included. So surely you need an air pump to keep your goldfish from suffocating, right? Or do you? Do Goldfish Need an Air Pump? Most fish … Read more

Do Goldfish Need a Filter?

After seeing some cool videos of filterless tank setups on youtube, I got to wondering – do goldfish actually need a filter, or would they be happy in a filterless tank as well? The short answer: Yes, goldfish definitely need a filter.  Goldfish produce a large amount of ammonia compared to other fish, and they … Read more

Do Goldfish Sleep?

If you’ve ever gotten up in the middle of the night to find your goldfish happily swimming around, you may be wondering if your goldfish ever sleeps. Some fish are believed to always be awake, but goldfish are one of the species that do, in fact, sleep. A sleeping goldfish is likely to be found … Read more