How heavy can a goldfish get?

Goldfish in the wild can grow much bigger than those kept as pets. They can reach between 12 and 14 inches long on average and can weigh as much as 3 pounds.Click to see full answer. Also asked, how big will a goldfish get?When they are kept as pets in small fish tanks and aquariums, goldfish tend to stay about 1-2 inches long and never grow larger than 6 inches (15 centimeters), according to the DEC. However, in the wild, goldfish often reach 12 to 14 inches (30 to 35 cm) in length.Additionally, how long until goldfish are full grown? It really depends on those things I described before. If all are done as best as possible, they can be full grown in 6-10 months. Also, every individual is different, so in the same conditions one grows like a wee while another has very slow, barely noticable growth. Secondly, can you eat large goldfish? Yes, you can eat your goldfish. That gross flake and/or pellet stuff is what your fish has been eating exclusively. Pop a pellet or two, that’s what your fish will most likely taste like. Goldfish, like any fish born and raised in captivity, really should be cooked before eating.Do goldfish grow bigger in bigger tanks?It is true, goldfish, even when kept in good conditions, will only grow to a proportional size of their tank. Unlike other aquarium fish, goldfish excrete a hormones such as aminobutyric acid (GABA) and somatostain, that acts as signal of how many other fish and what sized body of water they are in.

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