I'm thinking about getting fish for my classroom. Halpey put the idea into my head. So now what type do I get? Goldfish, there are 100 different types of gold fish. I think I would go with either Comet or Common. They seem easy to care for. Or should I go with a beta? What do I do with them over week long breaks? Summer, do they come home with me, or find a student to take care of them over the summer months?