Celestial Eye Goldfish

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Description of the Celestial Eye Goldfish

The Celestial Eye Goldfish was originally bred in China and is also known as 'Choten Gan'. The Chinese named the fish "Ch'aot'ienyen" which translates to "The Dragon that looks to the Sky". The English translation "celestial" means "seen in the sky". The position of the celestial's eyes help with feeding as it can catch prey directly above it. This variety of fancy goldfish is not recommended for the beginner as they are not very hardy.

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Celestial Eye Goldfish

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Popular Name: Celestial Eye Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus

Profile of the Celestial Eye Goldfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Celestial Eye Goldfish species.

  • Size: Up to 14cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Tank

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Fish Flakes

  • Temperament: Social Fish,  Peaceful Fish

  • Behaviour: Ideally keep with other Celestials

Scientific Classification of the Celestial Eye Goldfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus

  • Popular Name: Celestial Eye Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Celestial Eye Goldfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Celestial Eye Goldfish slimy?
Celestial Eye Goldfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Celestial Eye Goldfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Celestial Eye Goldfish have gills?
Gills enable the Celestial Eye Goldfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Celestial Eye Goldfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Celestial Eye Goldfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Celestial Eye Goldfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Celestial Eye Goldfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Celestial Eye Goldfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Celestial Eye Goldfish

Celestial Eye Goldfish

  • Interesting Information about Celestial Eye Goldfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Celestial Eye Goldfish slimy?

  • Why do the Celestial Eye Goldfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Celestial Eye Goldfish have fins?

  • Species: Carassius auratus

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