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I used to have three goldfish, but two of them have died. Will the one that’s left be OK on his own?

Q

I used to have three goldfish, but two of them have died.
Will the one that’s left be OK on his own or should I get him a companion?

A

Goldfish are social animals: just think of shoals of fish swimming in the wild.

While a single goldfish can certainly remain physically healthy, it’d be kinder to get him a companion.

When you see him interacting with another fish you will realise how big a part socialising plays in the life of a fish.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.