“Goldfish are boring,” said my son when my daughter won our first fish, Honey, at a carnival. “They all look exactly alike.” This part is definitely not true. Goldfish come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors (including gold, red, orange, yellow, black, white, silver, and calico patterns). They can be plain (like common goldfish) or fancy (like Oranda).
Goldfish can make great first pets for young families.