Giant goldfish swims into the record books

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Two breeders from Hong Kong have scooped a place in the record books with their 37cm/15" red Oranda, called Bruce.

A new category of world's longest goldfish has been created in the Guinness Book of Records for Bruce, who is about the size of a domestic cat.

Brothers Louis and Jackie Chan of Tung-Hoi, put Bruce's amazing growth down to selective breeding, a good diet and plenty of exercise in a special pond. Check out the video below:

 

"It isn't the case that every fish, given the best conditions, can grow so big. We can predict which fry has the potential, but from there, we need to nurture them," said Louis.

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