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Goldfish are one of the most popular fish to keep as pets.
These hardy fish can live for over ten years in an indoor aquarium, but how long do goldfish live in a pond?
Let's take a closer look at the average life expectancy of goldfish in an outdoor pond setting. Plus, cover a few tips to improve their lifespan.
Let's jump right in!
How Long Can Goldfish Live In a Pond?
While it largely depends on the type, genetics, pond water quality, and care, goldfish can live between 5 to 25 years in a pond. Common goldfish can live in a pond for 15 to 25 years, while fancy goldfish have an average lifespan of 5 to 10 years.
Did you know...
The oldest known living goldfish lived in the UK and was named Goldie, who lived to be 45 years old! Goldie was won at a fair in 1960 and died in 2005.
Common goldfish varieties, along with Shubunkin and Comet goldfish, are incredibly hardy, being able to withstand cold winters, cloudy and muddy water, and low levels of dissolved oxygen. And while these conditions are not optimal, their hardiness helps these types of goldfish live longer.