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Fish- What you need to know

Fri 23 October 2015

Fish- What you need to know

Things you need to know

  • There are lots of varieties of fish, so consult an expert to find out what’s best for you. Goldfish can be a good choice, but if you want lots of different types of fish then a tropical tank would be better 
  • The initial cost of a new tank and equipment can be expensive. 
  • Goldfish can live 15 years or more depending on the quality of care


  • Expenses of £1.25 per week
  • Average lifetime cost of £975*

Dieti & Exercise

  • A small amount of flaked dry food once a day is fine for most fish
  • Extra treats include: frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia.
  • NOTE: Tropical fish food is not suitable for goldfish – they need their own variety of dried flakes

Lifestyle Match

  • Fish are a good match for people with busy lives.
  • They don’t need exercise so are ideal for those who can’t get out and about a lot

Maintenance Level

  • Very Low – Ideal for the novice pet owner
  • Owning a fish is straightforward, so long as you have the right aquarium and understand how to take care of the water quality. 
Fish- What you need to know