The Ultimate Goldfish Quiz

By: HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

The Ultimate Goldfish Quiz
Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About This Quiz

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
If the pet shop has dirty fish tanks or dead fish in the window, keep on walking.

Advertisement

What may be the behavior of an ill goldfish?
lying on its side
swimming in a jerky fashion
both answers
The goldfish may be ill if it is gulping for air, swimming in a jerky fashion, lying on its side or rubbing against things.

Advertisement

How many eggs may a goldfish eject when spawning?
100
1000
A goldfish may eject as many as 1,000 eggs.
5000

Advertisement

How long does it take for goldfish eggs to hatch?
three to seven days
Goldfish eggs hatch in about three to seven days.
seven to ten days
ten to twenty days

Advertisement

What do goldfish eat?
animals
plants
both answers
Goldfish eat animals and plants. In most pet stores, you may purchase flaked fish food specifically for gold fish.

Advertisement

What people food may goldfish enjoy?
cauliflower
broccoli
both answers
You may feed your goldfish boiled spinach, peas, cauliflower or broccoli.

Advertisement

How much should you feed goldfish?
amount that can be consumed in two minutes
amount that can be consumed in five minutes
Feed goldfish whatever amount they can consume in five minutes.
amount that can be consumed in eight minutes

Advertisement

How may aquarium plants reduce stress for goldfish?
hide behind the plants
When goldfish become alarmed, they hide behind the plants.
nibble on the plants
neither answer

Advertisement

Why should an aquarium be covered?
keep things out
keep the fish in
both answers
The cover may keep things out of the tank such as dirt or cats, and keep the fish in.

Advertisement

Why is it important to keep your aquarium clean?
to look nice
to help fish stay healthy and strong
A dirty aquarium may cause your fish to be weak or sick, so clean your aquarium to help fish stay strong and healthy.
to shorten the life of the equipment

Advertisement

Who should clean the aquarium?
young adult
grownup
both answers
Cleaning the aquarium is not child's play, so let a young adult or grownup do this task.

Advertisement

Before adding the goldfish, how long should you wait for the chlorine to disappear from the water?
12 hours
24 hours
Wait 24 hours for the chlorine to disappear.
48 hours

Advertisement

How old are goldfish when they first mate?
one year
two years
Goldfish begin mating when they are about two years old.
five years

Advertisement

What are young goldfish called?
fry
The young fish are called fry. Forget about frying the fry, they are too small, only 1/16th to 1/8th an inch (0.16 to 0.32 cm).
pup
cub

Advertisement

What are the symptoms of velvet disease in goldfish?
soft, yellowish coating on its back
If a goldfish has velvet disease, if will have a soft, yellowish coating on its back.
fuzzy, white growth on its fins
darkening of its skin

Advertisement

How can you help goldfish sleep?
turn off the television
turn out the aquarium lighting
Turn out the aquarium lighting, so the goldfish can get some rest.
turn off the aquarium filter

Advertisement

What creates the bubbles in an aquarium?
air pump
An air pump makes the bubbles, and the bubbles help goldfish breathe.
filter
vacuum

Advertisement

Why should you occasionally stir up the gravel on the bottom of the aquarium?
to prevent a buildup of scum
To prevent gravel from forming a buildup of scum, give it an occasional stir.
to uncover dead goldfish
to prevent discoloration

Advertisement

How often should you remove a portion of the aquarium water, and replace it with fresh, chlorinated water?
everyday
every week
Every week, remove about 1/4 of the tank water, and replace it with fresh, chlorinated water.
every month

Advertisement

How does the male goldfish fertilize the eggs?
squirts milt onto the eggs
He deposits milt onto the eggs by squirting.
squirts milt into the female
neither answer

Advertisement

You Got:
/20
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Featured