Fish Species

Telescope Eye Goldfish

Telescope Eye Goldfish - Description

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 

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

Pet Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Telescope 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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