Our Mission

Pure Goldfish is an online resource dedicated to advancing education in the goldfish hobby. The website was founded and authored by avid goldfish hobbyist and breeder Meredith Clawson (goldfish enthusiast and author of The Truth About Goldfish: Discover the Answers to Goldfish Success) in 2011 and has expanded over the years to cover a variety of topics on the care and keeping of these beautiful, fascinating, personality-filled creatures that truly are living works of art!

Our Writers

Meredith Clawson

Meredith has nearly 20 years of hands-on, real life goldfish keeping experience hand has spent countless hours researching, testing and documenting what works and what doesn’t. She has owned over 40 goldfish over the years and currently maintains several aquariums including an aquaponic system, as well as bred, raised and sold fancy goldfish fry. She is especially interested in and blogs about the areas of disease prevention and treatment, balanced ecosystems and longevity maximization techniques for goldfish. She enjoys helping new fishkeepers learn budget friendly, accessible and responsible husbandry methods backed by the most reliable, evidence-based research available today for both fancy and slim-bodied goldfish. Goldfish keeping should be fun, not stressful!

If you are searching for answers to common problems people struggle with, trying to do your research on taking care of your finned friend or simply looking to get inspiration for your aquarium, you’ve come to the right place. By equipping owners with the information they need, we strive to provide useful care tips that help goldfish around the world.

Brooke Billingsley

Brooke spent nine years as a veterinary assistant before becoming a human nurse in 2013. She resides in Arkansas with her boyfriend of five years. She loves all animals and currently shares a home with three dogs, two cats, five fish, and two snails. She has a soft spot for special needs animals and has a three-legged senior dog and an internet famous cat with acromegaly and cerebellar hypoplasia. Fish keeping has become a hobby of Brooke’s and she is continually learning how to give her aquarium pets the best life possible. Brooke enjoys plants and gardening and keeps a vegetable garden during the summer months. She stays active with yoga and obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2020.  She hosts a podcast focusing on folklore and myth and loves spending her free time researching and writing. Brooke believes that every day is an opportunity for learning and growth and she spends time daily working toward new skills and knowledge.

Sarah Psaradelis

Sarah Psaradelis

Sarah Psaradelis is an avid young writer with dual passions for literature and animals. She enjoys sharing knowledge of animal care and helping others. Sarah has over 8 years of writing experience and is currently studying veterinary science. She resides in South Africa with her supportive partner who shares the same love for animals. She takes care of 25 fish, aquarium snails, dogs, and rodents. When she is not writing, she is researching animalsl or instructing a sports pole dance class. Sarah is a passionate vegan activist and animal rescuer pursuing her path to make the world a better place.

Our Veterinarian

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt is an experienced vet working in the UK. She has written about pets and pet health for many websites, blogs and pet magazines and loves to help owners to understand their pets through her writing.

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Contact Info

For general questions, feedback or media inquiries please use the form below to get in touch. We also welcome inquiries for advertising, product reviews and editorial blog posts on our website.

Note: if you have a specific goldfish question or have problems with a sick fish, please post it in our Facebook group as we are not able to answer fish questions individually through this form due to the high volume of such emails.