Bubble Eye Goldfish
Alternative Name(s):
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: Bubble Eye Goldfish have a double tail, but no dorsal fin. They are not the best of swimmers as their eye pouches tend to wobble when in motion making the fish's head heavy. Because of this they usually rest on the tank floor. No sharp gravel or ornaments should be kept in their tank as the bubbles can easily be burst. This fish is not recommended for beginners.
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.
Diet Requirements: Goldfish are omnivorous - they will eat pellets/flake, green foods and most live foods such as daphnia and bloodworm.
Recommendations: Best kept on their own as they are not able to compete for food with more agile and better-sighted Goldfish
Common Problems: Tend to suffer with swimbladder problems due to their body shape.
Similar Species:
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. Parents will eat their own eggs and fry so best removed to a separate tank.
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