Celestial Eye Goldfish Raising and Care
Category: Gold Fish
Scientific Name for Celestial Eye Goldfish Carassius auratus. The same species are conspecifics. When taken care of they grow at full Size that is between 5 and 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) and can live up to 5-10 years and sometimes up to 15 years. The Chinese named the Celestail "Stargazer", its believed to have been breed in the later part of the nineteenth century. The Japanese further breed Celestail Eyes and through selective breeding they developed it into a goldfish of today, with eyes that are permanently locked in an upward position. The Japanese call Celestail Eye goldfish the Deme-Ranchu.
They have a rounded egg-like-shaped body, the body is short and stubby and they have a double caudal (tail) fin and a double anal fin and no dorsal fin. There are no Celestail Eyes in the wild, they are all found in captivity. This is a very unique goldfish in the goldfish family.
The Celestial Eye goldfish is not recommended for beginners it is a rather delicate fish. It's one of the small goldfish, out of all types of goldfish . When the Celestial Eye goldfish are young they have normal eyes, but as they grow the eyes begin to protrude and the upturned visions develops. Celestail Eye goldfish come in in colors include black, white, orange, calico and red-and-white. They eat all kinds of flake, frozen and fresh foods.
The Celestial Eye goldfish poor vision makes it hard them to see their food, so they need extra time to feed. You must watch if there is other species of fish in your tank that are more aggressive goldfish that the Celestail get their fare share. Celestial Eye goldfish will do better similarly goldfish with handicapped such as Telescope Eye, Bubble Eye, Telescope, Lionhead, Oranda Goldfish, and Black Moor goldfish. The minimum Aquarium is 10 Gallons, Their diet is that of Omnivore. 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. Water Conditions should be 65-75 Fahrenheit, KH 4-20, pH 6.5-7.5. The ammonia should always 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 Celestail eye goldfish tank. Perform a thorough gravel cleaning once every 2 weeks or so. you need to use a gravel vac which vacs up debris while removing water and cycling it back to your tank. With tropical aquariums, it is often recommended that you do this once a month, but with goldfish (who produce an exorbitant amount of waste) you will need to do this as frequently as you can. Once a week, once every two weeks, or once every three weeks is the minimum. Removing all the water from the tank will damage the bacteria that has grown that helps decompose the fish waste.
The Celestial Eye Goldfish makes a lot of waste, and should be feed several times a day in small portion, the gold fish doesn't have a stomach that is why you should not over feed, they should not be kept in less than 10 gallons of water. 10 gallons must be the least amount, and the more room you can provide your Celestial Eye Goldfish with, the better the fish will live. So you should keep your Celestial Eye Goldfish with other Celestial Eye goldfish, or with other fish with equally poor eyesight such as Telescope Eye Goldfish and Bubble Eye Goldfish. Don't put plants or ornaments with sharp edges in the aquarium or pond, since the Celestail Eye Goldfish can easily damage its eyes on sharp objects. You should make Filter intake tubes covered in aquarium sponge or something comparable to the sponge.
You need the proper filter. Goldfish create a lot of waste and are known for being messy. your filter should completely clean the water at least ten times an hour. If you have a twenty gallon tank, you will need a filter that can handle the waste of at least 200 gallons per hour. A filter that cleans more than ten times the amount of water in the tank is more than adequate.
Get coffee bean sized gravel for the bottom of the tank (if it is any smaller the goldfish could accidentally swallow some while feeding). Make sure any rocks or gravel are metal-free, since rocks with metals can harm fish by leaching toxic residues into the surrounding water.
To decorate your tank, Buy a few ornaments and decorations and fake plants. Do not buy ornaments with openings small enough that the fish can get stuck in them. Remember to consider how large your goldfish can get.
Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
When buying your Celestail Eye goldfish see which ones look like the healthier ones. Clamped fins are a sign of illness. Be wary of tanks with dead fish in them, as this can be a sign of illness or improper care. In addition, healthy fish will have no white spots, swim with their fins held upright, Have a nice rich color or colors. Not be afraid of people, Swim all over the tank and look healthy. Adding the Celestail Eye goldfish to the 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 bag (with the Celestail Eye goldfish inside!) on the top of the tank for about half hour. This will allow the water in the plastic bag and the fish, to equal out to the same temperature as your tank water. Next, add a small amount of water from your tank to the bag, and wait about 15 minutes. Do this at least one more time. Dispose of the water down a drain or outside. Then use a net to transfer the Celestail Eye goldfish fish carefully into the your 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 tank. Clamped fins are a sign of illness.