Telescope Goldfish, Red
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.
When first hatched, the Red Telescope Goldfish has normal eyes. After about one month they begin to bulge. It may take up to three months for the young Red Telescope Goldfish to fully develop its characteristic protruding eyes. Once developed, the eyes of the Red Telescope Goldfish should be large, protruding, and symmetrical.
As a member of the carp family, the Red Telescope Goldfish is generally quite hardy. The Red Telescope Goldfish will do well in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves and may injure thin and less hardy plants. Well-rounded river rocks are another good decorative addition to the goldfish 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. The goldfish fry should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.
The Red Telescope Goldfish is 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: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″