A few days ago I was looking down into the water at the entrance to the Chicago river when I saw some pretty big goldfish. They were 12"-15" easy, and bright gold in color - so I’m assuming they were goldfish. A colleague I was with saw them and remarked that goldfish size is usually limited by their tanks or bowls, and when they end up in a large body of water, they get H U G E.
:dubious: ( <— naturally skeptic of all things provided without authoritative citation thanks to the conditioning of the SDMB smiley)
OK - so:
Is it possible that I saw really big ‘traditional’ goldfish?
Is their size limited by the tank or bowl they’re in?
Just how big will those suckers get?