Telescope Goldfish, Assorted
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
The Celestial Eye is a unique example of the Telescope Goldfish that first appeared in 1870. A fine specimen should have large, symmetrical and bulged eyes, with the pupils lying horizontally and pointing upwards. Another feature worthy of note that is unique to this fish is the absence of a dorsal fin.
All goldfish are members of the carp group and are generally quite hardy. The Telescope Goldfish will do well in a 30 gallon or larger tank with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants. Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are a good addition to the aquarium.
There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
Goldfish are omnivorous and will eat all types of dried and live foods. Limit protein, however, to 30% of the diet. A Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2″ to 3″