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goldfish

the companion fish among the aquarium fishes. Gold dorsally shading to yellow on the belly. There are many fancy variants including the veiltail, the shubunkin and the lionhead. Called also Carassius auratus. See also Table 23.

goldfish ulcer disease
ulcers scattered over the body caused by atypical Aeromonas salmonicida; encouraged by high water temperature and overcrowding. Called also GUD.
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Guests in boutique hotels now often find goldfish bowls in their rooms, and it's not uncommon for upscale restaurants to replace table flowers with fish swimming around in tiny containers.
and the goldfish bowls were placed in a straight line, they would stretch from Broad Street to Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
FOUR PAWS charity says many people in Huddersfield keep their fish in tiny goldfish bowls and are not aware that they may be causing suffering to the fish.
It also refers to Jermaine Jenas who quit for Spurs after saying playing for United was like living in a goldfish bowl.
Each in our own goldfish bowl, we look with lust, envy and fear at movement in the goldfish bowls next to us.
Goldfish bowls are not acceptable, as they do not provide enough space for the fish to swim comfortably and the water quickly becomes dirty and cloudy.