The common goldfish is native to China, Japan, and Korea. The earliest recorded instance of raising goldfish in captivity was in 970 AD. Goldfish were first brought to the United States in the early part of the seventeenth century, where they were both intentionally and unintentionally released into the wild.
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 12 L x 3.5 W x 9 H
- Size in in: 4.72 L x 1.38 W x 3.54 H
Goldfish have a high tolerance for pollution and a great adaptability to various habitats. In certain states, they are regulated as invasive species. They are found all across the globe, and they are not considered endangered or threatened.