Sunday, 15 May 2011

Goldfish Care: Caring Telescope Eye Goldfish

Caring Telescope Eye Goldfish and Feeding

Caring Telescope Eye Goldfish

Telescope Eye Goldfish
One varieties of Common Goldfish we will discuss here is Telescope Eye Goldfish. As we know Telescope Eye is an egg-shaped variety of goldfish. Telescope Eye is a fancy goldfish that has typical with protruding eyes. Demekin, other name of Telescope Eye also known as dragon eye or globe eye goldfish. The Telescope Eye have similar body to Ryukin. They have deep body and long flowing fins, only the different is Demekin eyes protruding like telescope. For details Telescope Eye goldfish information can found in this article "Telescope Eye  Goldfish".

Preparing fish tank

The Telescope Goldfish are not considered as good fish for beginner. This is not because they lack general hardiness, but rather because of their more extremely telescopic eyes. Besides causing them to have poor vision, their eyes are susceptible to injury and infection. They are very demanding of water quality and temperature. They can do well in a goldfish bowl, an aquarium, or even a pond if the environment is safe, well maintained, and have tank mates that are not competitive. When it comes to feeding, they will not thrive well with fast competitive tank mates.

Deciding Aquarium Size

The shape and size of the goldfish aquarium is important and depends upon the number of fish you are going to keep. Goldfish need a lot of oxygen and produce a lot of waste. Keep the tank size and shape in mind when you are buying your fish. Setting up an aquarium in a manner that will keep your fish happy and healthy is the first step to successfully fish keeping.

Tank Shape: Need to remember, it is important to give proper fish tank for your Goldfish. For imagery, choose proper goldfish tank that give more space than other. Elongated shaped tank would have more space than tall tank, you should consider this. Always fills your tank to medium limit of water will give more space and oxygen for your goldfish. Surely, much space of your tank is not only will give more oxygen, but this condition will help your water more clean longer, because it will dilute the amount of fish waste and reduce water change frequency.

Tank size: It's best to start with a 20 - 30 gallon tank for your first goldfish and then increase the size of the tank by 10 gallons for each additional goldfish. Providing a large amount of water per fish will help dilute the amount of waste and reduce the number of water changes needed

Water rules: If you will buy a fish tank, please keep in mind that tank shape and size is important. For proportion (for young fish only), think that 1 inch of your young goldfish will need 1 gallon of water. As they are growth it will need more space than young fish. With this in mind, you will be more wisely when tailoring what proper size and how many max-numbers of fish in your new tank will give good environment for any aquarium residents.

Fish - size and growth: To allow for growth, either buy fewer fish than the maximum number of fish (based on the water rules above) or be prepared to get a larger tank. Larger gold fish consume much more oxygen than young fish so maintaining this formula for growing fish will stunt them, and can contribute to disease and even death


Most aquariums come with a cover that includes lighting. A cover for the tank is desirable as it reduces evaporation and though they are not prone to jumping, on occasion some gold fish will jump out. Lighting is not essential for goldfish, but does make the aquarium a nice show piece and lighting will help if you have live plants.

Filtration and Temperature

Goldfish produce a lot of waste. Good filtration, especially biological filtration, is very helpful in maintaining the water quality of the aquarium. Filtration systems remove much of the detritus, excess foods and waste. This helps keep the tank clean and maintain the general health of the goldfish.

Goldfish are a cold water fish and will do best at temperatures between 65 - 72° F (18°- 22° C) with ph 6.0 to 8.0. The Telescope Goldfish can tolerate temperatures a few degrees above freezing, as long as the cooling drops only a few degrees a day. A quick temperature drop can kill them, so if you live in a very cold climate a heater is advisable

Aquarium Decor and Substrate

You can add some decor, but make sure that all ornamentation is smooth with no protruding points or sharp edges. Smooth rocks or driftwood, should be used sparingly if at all. Aquarium plants would be the best choice of aquarium decor for goldfish, but unfortunately these fish are diggers. Consequently live plants may be uprooted. Artificial plants make a good substitute and silk plants are safer than plastic ones.

Provide a gravel substrate to help create a natural and comfortable environment for your fish. A medium sized gravel works best.

Water Change

Maintain the water is required for keep better environment of your goldfish. We know that with best upkeep will keep your fish more long live. Get water change regularly with water change of 1/3 will keep water more clean, and reduce waste pollution? With clean environment, it will help fish healthy.

Feeding Telescope Eye Goldfish

Telescope Eye is belong to omnivorous goldfish, Telescope Goldfish will generally eat all kinds of fresh, frozen, and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen), blood worms, Daphnia, or tubifex worms as a treat. It is usually better to feed freeze-dried foods as opposed to live foods to avoid parasites and bacterial infections that could be present in live foods. Due to the protruding eyes they have poor vision and a harder time seeing their food, so need extra time to feed.