Fish Species

Celestial Eye Goldfish

Celestial Eye Goldfish - 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 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.

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

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Facts about Fish Species - Celestial Eye Goldfish

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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