Only a few people manage to solve this tricky goldfish riddle

We, humans, constantly challenge ourselves, with curiosity and the need to grow engraved into our DNA, we move forward to evolve as a species. We take part in physical competitions or test our mental capabilities by solving puzzles or mental challenges.

Today, thanks to the Internet, we have millions of riddles, puzzles, and tests at our disposal. So knowing our limits is easier than ever, especially now that we are under lockdown. So if you are looking for a way to pass the time, there’s a new challenge that has been gaining attention online, making thousands tear their hair out, trying to guess the correct amount of goldfish!

When we hear the word “Brainteasers,” most people probably think of the classic puzzles that come in the newspapers, like crosswords and sudoku.

You need to focus

Today’s challenge, however, comes in the form of a riddle, and is quite tricky, causing many headaches around the world.

So it’s essential to focus and concentrate before you answer. If you take your time, it shouldn’t be a problem.

How many goldfish remain?

Here is today’s challenge. The image below shows a riddle that goes:

“10 goldfish live in the tank. Two fish drown, three of them die, and four swim away. How many goldfish remain in the tank?”

Here is the picture.


Pretty easy, right? I can give you a small hint; it’s not as simple as it looks.

If you can’t solve it, we’ll share the correct answer after the image below.


Here is the answer

The correct answer is 10 goldfish.

How did we get there?

Well, because fish breathe underwater, they can’t drown. And since they are in a tank, they can’t swim away either. And if they die, well, they remain in the tank. After all, the question is, how many are left? And not, how many are alive?

Did you solve it on your own? Congratulations on that case! Now press that SHARE button below so your friends can also face a neat challenge today!