Fish Species

Telescope Eye

Telescope Eye - Description

The Telescope Eye is a variety of fancy goldfish distinguished by its unusual eyes that can stand up to 2cm away from its head! It is know by a variety of different names such as Demekin, 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 species.

Popular Name: Telescope Eye
Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

Profile of the Telescope Eye

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

  • Size: Smaller than other fancy goldfish varieties, up to 20cm maximum

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Tank or Outdoor Pond

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Flake Commercial Fish Food

  • Temperament: Good, not aggressive

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

Scientific Classification of the Telescope 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 auratus

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

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Gold Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Telescope 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.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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