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When Richard Wright's children brought home a pair of goldfish in a plastic bag from the fair, he didn't think they would last for more than a couple of months. According to The Daily Mail, Wright's lucky pets have survived the last 35 years of their life, until recently. Splish sadly passed away, leaving his lifelong partner, Splash, behind. Splish and Splash earned the title of the oldest living goldfish in Britain. Mr. Wright was saddened to find Splash floating in his bowl last week. He and his wife Ann had taken care of...

Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes - or a fin in this goldfish's case. When YouTube user Synirr discovered that his fish friend had some trouble swimming on her own, he created a sling to help her out. Because she had trouble maintaining buoyancy by herself and typically spent the day lying at the bottom of the tank, her owner created an innovative tool to help her swim around with the other fish. How sweet is that? Check out his cool contraption in action....

Plenty of folks have a big fish story, but Mike Martin's is a tad different. According to the Daily Mail U.K., the fisherman caught a 3-pound, 15-inch-long goldfish from Lake Clair in Michigan. Martin believes the surprising find used to be someone's pet that was released into the wild. With a whole lake to live in, the goldfish grew to fit its new surroundings. "We see them all the time but, to actually catch them is rare," Martin told the Daily Mail. "Everybody wants to just dump them off their seawall and let them be free and...

8 Tips For Starting Your Own Aquarium

By Rebecca Skloot When I was a child, I bought a rat at the local pet store without telling my parents, named her Crystal, and kept her in an aquarium in my closet. This worked fine until Crystal escaped. RELATED: Learn how to mourn the loss of a pet After that, we settled on fish. Even aquariums can be a lot of…

One little goldfish is well into the second decade of his life, and we're not talking about fish years. According to the (U.K.) Evening Chronicle, Paul Palmer won Sharky the goldfish at a carnival 24 years ago, and today the fish is still swimming. Palmer picked up his finned friend at the Hoppings Fair in New Castle when he was just a four-year-old boy. The kid earned Sharky by successfully hooking a plastic duck at one of the game booths. Like any good parent, Palmer's mum delicately explained to the boy that his new aquatic pet might not live very long. 1,248 weeks later, Sharky is still passing water through his gills and proving Palmer's mother wrong. If Sharky were a human...