Thank you sooo much Barbgirl!!
Goldfish are really great fish and can be comical to watch! I love just watching mine, its really relaxing and they are so beautiful too and not to mention fat! Mine would probably be much fatter and bigger with longer flowing tails if knew how to properly care for them when i first got them.
Certain breeds of goldfish stay smaller than others but nothing along the "dwarf" variety, they all get pretty big compared to other species of fish.
I feel the same way about the tank, i always want a bigger tank, probably a 120 long would be perfect =]
Im glad i helped you see goldfish in a different light, lots of people dis them =[ Most people think they are just starter fish, but really they require a lot of care and maintenance. A forty breeder would be a good tank for a pair of goldfish =]
If you ever want to keep them and want some help just PM me, id be glad to chat!