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The Ultimate Goldfish Quiz
by Staff
Goldfish are a favorite pet for many U.S. children, but adult supervision is necessary for the maintenance of the goldfish bowl or aquarium. Keep your pet goldfish healthy with regular care. Take this quiz to learn more about caring for your goldfish.

What is an indication that you should keep on going past a pet store?

  • dirty fish tanks
  • dead fish
  • both answers

What may be the behavior of an ill goldfish?

  • lying on its side
  • swimming in a jerky fashion
  • both answers

How many eggs may a goldfish eject when spawning?

  • 100
  • 1000
  • 5000

How long does it take for goldfish eggs to hatch?

  • three to seven days
  • seven to ten days
  • ten to twenty days

What do goldfish eat?

  • animals
  • plants
  • both answers

What people food may goldfish enjoy?

  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • both answers

How much should you feed goldfish?

  • amount that can be consumed in two minutes
  • amount that can be consumed in five minutes
  • amount that can be consumed in eight minutes

How may aquarium plants reduce stress for goldfish?

  • hide behind the plants
  • nibble on the plants
  • neither answer

Why should an aquarium be covered?

  • keep things out
  • keep the fish in
  • both answers

Why is it important to keep your aquarium clean?

  • to look nice
  • to help fish stay healthy and strong
  • to shorten the life of the equipment

Who should clean the aquarium?

  • young adult
  • grownup
  • both answers

Before adding the goldfish, how long should you wait for the chlorine to disappear from the water?

  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours

How old are goldfish when they first mate?

  • one year
  • two years
  • five years

What are young goldfish called?

  • fry
  • pup
  • cub

What are the symptoms of velvet disease in goldfish?

  • soft, yellowish coating on its back
  • fuzzy, white growth on its fins
  • darkening of its skin

How can you help goldfish sleep?

  • turn off the television
  • turn out the aquarium lighting
  • turn off the aquarium filter

What creates the bubbles in an aquarium?

  • air pump
  • filter
  • vacuum

Why should you occasionally stir up the gravel on the bottom of the aquarium?

  • to prevent a buildup of scum
  • to uncover dead goldfish
  • to prevent discoloration

How often should you remove a portion of the aquarium water, and replace it with fresh, chlorinated water?

  • everyday
  • every week
  • every month

How does the male goldfish fertilize the eggs?

  • squirts milt onto the eggs
  • squirts milt into the female
  • neither answer