How Aquarium Fish Are “Made”

If you’ve never looked into where aquarium goldfish come from, you’re in for a rude awakening. The fish you get for your aquarium are mass produced.

The process was revealed in the Discovery Channel series How It’s Made. Goldfish don’t just magically appear en masse in pet shops: they basically spend all their lives being shunted in and out of tanks and plastic bags, netted by workers, and drugged.