Gold fish are one of the most popular pets. They are a very low maintenance pet and are very inexpensive.
They do have a troublesome habbit of dying for no apparent reason though. In fact, it has sometimes been
said that gold fish, along with hamsters, are great pets for someone if you want to teach them about
death! Gold fish have also been involved in "hazing" and many people have swallowed a gold fish on a
dare. In the wild, and in large aquariums, gold fish can live for many years and reach enormous size.