9-pound goldfish found swimming in lake

News

OAK GROVE, SC – Park officials in a South Carolina county shared a photo of a massive, nine-pound goldfish found by researchers doing a fish population survey of a lake.

Ty Houck, an official with Greenville County parks, said no other goldfish were found during the survey.

Fish experts say that the average weight for a pet goldfish is .2 to .6 pounds.

However, some of the fish can actually weigh in at 5 pounds in the wild with the average length measuring out between 4.7 to 16.1 inches.

Houck added that while the goldfish is non-native to South Carolina, it was not considered an invasive species to the lake.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.