Bubble Eye Raising and Caring
Category: Gold Fish
The Bubble Eye goldfish originally came from China. The scientific Name for this goldfish is (Carassius auratus). They usually grow to about Adult 6-8" (inches) as adults. The lifespan of the is about 10-15 years or more, Definitely one of the most exotic of the goldfish Breeds. It seems to be the consensus that the Bubble Eye is a newer breed as far as goldfish go, first appearing in the early 1900s. The sacs under the eyes should be even in size as well as matching colors. Most of the time, the sacs can grow back if rupture, but they won't be evenly matched anymore. Bubble Eye goldfish can't swim or see so well, and when they get older it gets worse the larger the sacs under their eyes become. It is better if you put them with other goldfish like Calestails or Black Moors with similarly handicaps. They need to eat and other faster fish will hog all the food. You do not want to keep them with any aggressive breeds. The sacs under the eyes are filled with fluid, so if Bubble Eyes are taken out of the water, you need to support the entire head and the sacs under the eyes with your hand. Pond Bubble Eye goldfish have ribbon tail type of fins. Common colors of Bubble Eyes are red, black, orange, white or calico. The rare ones are bright yellow. As with all exotic goldfish.
You should at least provide a 20 gallon minimum fish tank for the Bubble eye goldfish, and as the goldfish grows increase the tank size. This tank should be larger if you want to have more than one Bubble eye goldfish.
You need to provided the proper filtering. Bubble eye goldfish create lots of waste and are known for being messy. Your filter should completely clean the water at least ten times an hour. If there is a twenty gallon tank, you will need a filter that can handle the waste of at least 200 gallons per hour. A filter that can clean more than ten times the amount of water in your fish tank is more than adequate. Perform a thorough gravel cleaning once a week or so. you need to use a gravel vacuum which vacuums up debris while recycling water. With tropical aquariums, it is often recommended that you do this once a month, but with goldfish (who produce an absurd amount of waste) you will need to do this as frequently as you can. Once a week is recommended
Get coffee bean sized gravel for the bottom of the Bubble eye goldfish tank (if it is any smaller, the goldfish could accidentally swallow some while feeding and die) Make sure any rocks or gravel are metal-free, since rocks with metals can harm fish by becoming toxic residues into the surrounding water.
To decorate your tank, Buy some ornaments and decorations and fake plants. Make sure the ornaments and plants do not have sharp edges so the bubble eyes do not punture their sacs. Do not buy ornaments with openings small enough that the fish can get stuck into them. Remember to consider how large your goldfish can grow.
If you see your fish tends to hang around at the top of the water this could be a sign of oxygen deprivation. Important part of goldfish care is water aeration. Goldfish in general, tend to be oxygen pigs. To keep your goldfish healthy you need to have a fish tank with good surface area exposed to air (top of the tank) you can also add an air pump that can use bubbles to increase oxygen content. Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
When buying your Bubble eye goldfish see which ones look like the healthier ones in the tank. Be wary of tanks with dead fish in them, this can be a sign of illness or improper care. Healthy fish will: Have no white spots, swim with their fins held upright. Not be afraid of people, Swim around all over the fish tank and look healthy. Clamped fins are a sign of sickness
Adding the Bubble eye goldfish to your tank, it is important to introduce the fish to the tank environment slowly. As soon as you get home, float the entire closed pet store plastic bag on the top of your fish tank (with the Black Moor goldfish inside!) for about a 20 minutes. This will allow the water in the plastic bag and the fish tank water to equal out, and the bag to become the same temperature as your fish tank water. Next thing to do is, add a small amount of water from your fish tank to the bag, and wait about 20 minutes. Do this at least one more time. Dispose of the water down the toilet from the bag. Then, use a net to transfer the Black Moor goldfish fish carefully into the your fish tank. Dispose of all of the water in the bag. This process not only reduces stress for you fish, it also prevents the dirty pet store water from contaminating your fish tank.
The Bubble eye are Omnivore. Feed the Bubble eye goldfish three times a day in small portions, goldfish do not have stomachs, that's why small portions more times a day will prevent wasted food. Feed a good quality goldfish food, pellets or flakes. Bubble eye goldfish may also eat frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and krill. Test the water, preparing your tank, read up on the nitrogen cycle in aquariums for goldfish. You will need to purchase a liquid test so that you can test for Nitrates and Ammonia. The strip-style test kits are unreliable and a waste of money. You should use a dechlorinating product to remove the harmful chlorine from the water. Test for nitrite, ammonia, and proper PH. The ammonia should always be 0, the nitrite should be 0, and the nitrate should be below 20. If it's at or above 40, you have too many fish or are not changing the water often enough.
Doing weekly water changes, once a week, remove and replace 30%-50% of the water in Bubbl eye goldfish tank. Removing all the water from the tank will damage the bacteria that has grown that helps decompose the fish waste.
Bubble Eye can live in very cold temperatures, making them ideal for outdoor ponds.