Do goldfish die easily?

No, goldfish don’t die easily. Despite their reputation for being weak and short-lived, when sourced from reputable breeders and given proper care, goldfish are actually one of the hardiest fish species you can keep.

Most goldfish can live for 10 to 15 years, while some varieties can even live for up to 30 years.

If your goldfish keeps dying, these issues may be the culprit:

  • Bad genetics due to inbreeding and poor breeding practices
  • Unsuitable living environment
  • Poor water quality
  • Overfeeding
  • Parasites or bacterial infections
  • Accidents or injuries
  • Fighting with tankmates