If you’re thinking about buying an exotic pet, you’ll need to figure out how much it will cost to take care of it. Some people choose goldfish as their first pet, and these finned friends require very little maintenance to thrive in your home aquarium or pond. But are they affordable? You might be surprised at how much a goldfish costs in Namibia (and elsewhere).
Choosing the Right Tank
The size of the tank you buy depends on how many goldfish you want to keep and what kind of fish-tank ecosystem you’d like to create. If your goal is to have just one or two pet goldfish, then plan on at least a ten-gallon tank—but get an even bigger one if you can afford it. Thirty gallons or more will keep your fish healthy and thriving for several years.
How much does a goldfish cost in Namibia?
Fish | ~$160 USD plus $520 USD annually Purchasing your finned friend will generally cost $5-$20 USD, depending on the species. A balanced diet of pellets and live/frozen food can run you up to $10 per week or $20 USD per month.