Getting an aquatic pet such as a goldfish is a great idea, but all pets require care and attention so you must ensure that you are prepared to commit some time, money and effort into raising a healthy and happy goldfish.
Goldfish can live for five to 10 years, but they have even been known to live even longer! This can depend on their living conditions and overall health. That's a big commitment and something you should consider before buying one. Take into account the basic things you'll need to look after your goldfish and then make your decision.