Goldfish - The Pros and Cons

  • Many of us have had goldfish or something similar as kids but have probably noted they just don't seem to live very long. In other words, something gets them - usually disease I think. Anyway, what is your story with them?

  • I've never personally kept them but they tend to be the cheapest fish in a aquarium store and maybe first time fish owners get lured into keeping them in those tiny bowls. If anything many people pass up the other fish since cost wise it seems like the best investment (why pay $1-3 per fish when you can get a goldfish for $.10-.35).