Celestial Eye Fancy Goldfish
Celestial eye goldfish, also known as the bug eye or stargazer goldish, is a double-tailed breed of fancy goldfish that has a breed-defining pair of telescope eyes which are turned skyward. When the fry hatch, the eyes of young Celestials are normal but gradually protrude sideways, similar to the Telescope eye, or Black Moor, goldfish. Unlike the telescope, which has eyes facing outwards on each side, the eyes of the celestial eye turns strictly upwards within the first six months of development.
Celestial Eye goldfish have been selectively bred in Korea, China and Japan, and are a very friendly and active variety of goldfish. Bug Eye goldfish thrive in cold to temperate community aquaria. Slow swimmers, very conducive to a peaceful aquarium environment, Celestial Eye goldfish are ideal tankmates around smaller shoaling fish such as danios or white cloud mountain minnows.
The colouration of our celestial fancy goldfish is typically gold as pictured, but may also contain a random mixture of red, orange, black and white patterning - some colours may be more prominent. The photograph is for illustrative purposes only and may differ to that which you receive.
Can I keep Celestial Eye Fancy Goldfish in a garden pond?
Celestial Eye fancy goldfish, like most fantail goldfish, are not typical goldfish, and require a more temperate environment than common goldfish. They will not thrive or survive easily in extreme cold, and ideally need a temperature of 16°C or above, so are more suited to indoor aquaria kept at room temperature. You can keep them in outdoor ponds during the warmer spring and summer months, but it is recommended that they are brought back indoors when the colder weather arrives. Be aware that their compromised visual spectrum and slow-swimming temperament may make them easier prey to predators if kept outdoors.
Can you keep Celestial Eye Fancy Goldfish with Common Gold Fish?
Yes, you can quite happily keep common comet goldfish with celestial eye fancy goldfish, as well as other cold water species. Celestial eye fancy goldfish are a slower swimming species, so care must be taken to ensure they are not out-competed for food by faster-swimming species. The growth rate may also differ, but this is often a result of being beaten to food by other, faster fish.
Approx. supplied size: 2-3" / 5-7cm
Maximum size: 9" / 20cm+
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 20°C
Ideal pH: 6.5–8.0
Water flow: low
Ideal temperature: 16-26°C
Ease of care
Celestial eye goldfish are easy to care for. They tend to grow quite large over time, so an aquarium of 35L or more per fancy goldfish is a wise choice. They also produce a lot of waste, so a decent filtration system will help promote a healthy environment. We do not recommend keeping goldfish in bowls or similar unfiltered aquaria.
Fancy goldfish are compatible with virtually all cold water community fish. Take care not to house with very small fish once fully grown, as they tend to eat whatever fits in their mouth.
Omnivorous. Feed goldfish flake or pellets - high protein feed will help promote growth. Fancy goldfish will also graze on cold water plants like elodea.
Egg layers. Breeding is more common when kept in groups.
Celestial eye fancy fantail goldfish can have a lifespan of 5+ years in perfect conditions.
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