Telescope Eye Goldfish

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Description of the Telescope Eye Goldfish

The Telescope Eye Goldfish is a variety of fancy goldfish that can be identified by its unusual bulging eyes which can stand up to 2cm away from its head! It is know by a variety of different names such as Dragon Eye Goldfish, Telescope Fish and Globe Eye Goldfish. Unfortunately this variety of goldfish has very poor vision and can go hungry in a tank full of other fish.

Popular Name: Telescope Eye Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

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Telescope Eye Goldfish

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

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Tank or Pond

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Flake Commercial Fish Food

  • Temperament: Good, Peaceful Fish

  • Behaviour: Keep with other Telescope Eye Goldfish fish to ensure they don't go hungry due to poor vision

Scientific Classification of the Telescope 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 auratus

  • Popular Name: Telescope Eye Goldfish - Telescope Fish - Demekin - Globe Eye Goldfish - Dragon Eye Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Telescope 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 Telescope Eye Goldfish slimy?
Telescope Eye Goldfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Telescope 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 Telescope Eye Goldfish have gills?
Gills enable the Telescope 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 Telescope 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 Telescope Eye Goldfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Telescope Eye Goldfish

Telescope Eye Goldfish

  • Interesting Information about Telescope Eye Goldfish

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

  • Why do the Telescope Eye Goldfish have gills?

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

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

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