Goldfish are known as a childhood pet you use as “practice” in learning how to be responsible. Goldfish are relatively low maintenance pets: you feed them and change their water. However, it always seems like they die after just a few weeks or months. You can also buy them cheaply almost anywhere! Walk into any pet store, Walmart, or county fair, and you’re bound to find a few for sale.
However, on a few rare occasions, goldfish survive and thrive. They can live for years in the right conditions. Reddit user TobiDaDog and his family recently found this out after the user’s father tried to drain the family’s man-made pool for maintenance.
The user’s mother reportedly purchased two goldfish from Walmart and put them in the pond to surprise her husband. However, she totally forgot about them! Fast forward years later, to present-day. Her husband found the two fish not only healthy and alive but huge!
Now scroll down to see the two fish for yourself.
Reddit user TobiDaDog and his family recently discovered two Walmart goldfish in the family’s man-made pond.
The user’s mother had dropped the fish in the pond to surprise her husband, but she forgot about them!
Years later, her husband wanted to drain the pond for maintenance and found the two fish. They were alive and absolutely humongous!
According to TheGoldfishTank.com, goldfish can live for over 40 years.
They can also grow to over a foot long! A goldfish’s growth can be stunted by poor water quality and small tanks. In the right environment, they have the potential to reach their full size.
The Reddit user’s fish are still happily swimming in the pond after it was cleaned!
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen goldfish to grow to be this size.
Countless people have made similar discoveries with their own goldfish!
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