I had goldfish when I was eight, but we weren't well educated in keeping fish, we had four in a tank which size I do not remember for it was a long long time ago.
they died after a few months and I was sad about it, but I didn't want to attempt it again.
Now that I'm older I felt this need to take care of something other then the two plant terrariums I have now. I wanted Koi but when I researched and realized that keeping them in a tank would just be cruel. the next logical thought was goldfish. I talked to a friend about it because she was training to be a vet and I wanted to know what she thought. She told me her experience as a child and how she had this betta fish and introduced it to a goldfish without knowing the consequences. It resulted in the loss of both.
But the way she kept talking about the Betta, the more I wanted to look into it, and so I researched and researched and fell in love. So I have her to thank really. I'm so excited about this and I hope I'll do right by him.