Calico Globe Eye
Alternative Name(s): Telescope Eye
Scientific Name(s): Carassius auratus
Category: Coldwater
Maximum Size: 15cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 140 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 3ft
Water Temperature Range: 20-24°C
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.5
Water Hardness Range: 6-16 dGH

General Information: Telescope Eye Goldfish are cute fish to keep and very friendly, but their eyesight is not that good so for safety should not be kept in a tank with any sharp ornaments as they may bump into this and lose or damage their eyes. Calico describes Goldfish with red, black, blue, white and orange markings.
Tank Requirements: Fancy Goldfish, given correct conditions can grow very large, which means they are not suitable long term for small aquaria. See Minimum Tank Volume and Minimum Tank Size above to allow for growth.
Diet Requirements: Goldfish are omnivorous - they will eat pellets/flake, green foods and most live foods such as bloodworm.
Compatibility: Other Fancy Goldfish.
Recommendations: Best to keep Fancy Goldfish with other cold water fish that will not nip their fins and fish that will be comfortable living in the slightly warmer temperatures that Fancy Goldfish prefer.
Common Problems: Tend to suffer with swim bladder problems due to their body shape and may catch their eyes on ornaments.
Similar Species: Black Moor, Fantail, Ryukin, Oranda, to name but a few.
Sexing: Males have white spots on their gill plates and front edge of pectoral fins: breeding tubercles. These should not be confused with the disease white spot. Females develop a deeper body and have a larger vent (just before the anal fin) than the males.
Breeding: If they are well cared for Goldfish will breed readily when they are about 2 years old regardless of their size. Sadly parents will eat their own eggs and fry so best removed to a separate tank.
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  • Just popping in

 could i

i am wondering if i could keep 2 in my 112 litre tank and sell them when they get too big. ps i am making a bigger 1 next year(80 us gallons)

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