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Telescope Eye Goldfish
The telescope eye , romanized: Demekin) is a fancy goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. It was first developed in the early 1700s in China, where the trait was referred to as dragon eyes.
Ranchu with telescope eyes, 1910.
Except for its enlarged projecting eyes, the demekin is similar to the Ryukin and fantail. It has a deep body and long flowing fins, some with veiled fins and some with broad, or short fins, like the “China doll”. Demekins are available in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, blue, lavender, kirin, chocolate-and-blue and black coloration. They may either have metallic, matted, or nacreous scales. Telescope eyes can grow quite large.
The telescope goldfish also known as the Carassius auratus is similar to the household goldfish. This particular species is a variant because it has a tumor in either its left or right that somehow bubbles out. The eyes of the fish typically both have the bubble which according to (Kon et al., 2021) it is “A naturally occurring medulloepithelioma has been documented in a goldfish,” The life span of the Goldfish is that of the normal goldfish. The most prominent discovery is that the Goldfish lives up to six months. Some studies show that “. . . appeared systemically ill during the course of the ocular disease. In the presentation, the fish was in good body condition, (Bartlett et al., 2021)” Meaning that the mutation does not typically affect how the species lives and could live a normal life with such mutations with typical diseases a normal goldfish would have.
There are also red, orange and yellow telescopes.
Fresh Water Fish Breeds
Learn about different species of freshwater fish, including popular breeds like bettas, guppies and catfish.