Fish Species

Celestial Eye

Celestial Eye - Description

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 fishes eyes help with feeding as it can catch prey directly above it. The Celestial Eye is not recommended for the beginner as they are one of the more delicate varieties of fancy goldfish.

Popular Name: Celestial Eye
Species: Carassius auratus

Profile of the Celestial Eye

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

  • Size: Up to 14cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Tank

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Fish Flakes

  • Temperament: Social Fish, Not usually aggressive

  • Behaviour: Ideally house with other Celestials

Scientific Classification of the Celestial Eye

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

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Celestial Eye

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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