Telescope eye

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Telescope eye
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Country of origin
China
Type
Fantailed
Breed standards
BAS

The telescope eye, demekin, or moor is a fancy goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. It is also known as globe eye or dragon eye goldfish.[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

Except for its enlarged projecting eyes, the demekin is similar to the ryukin. It has a deep body and long flowing fins. Demekins are available in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, blue, lavender, chocolate-and-blue and black coloration. They may either have metallic or nacreous scales. Telescope eyes can grow quite large.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

Black demekins are also referred to as moors such as the black moor and the panda moor.[2]

Special care[edit]

Due to the telescope eye's poor vision, it should not be mixed with more active goldfish varieties, and should not be housed in an aquarium with sharp or pointed objects.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrews, Chris. An Interpet Guide to Fancy Goldfish, Interpet Publishing, 2002. - ISBN 1-902389-64-6
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, Dr. Erik L., D.V.M. and Richard E. Hess. Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Collecting, Weatherhill, Shambala Publications, Inc., 2006. - ISBN 0-8348-0448-4
  3. ^ Bristol Aquarists' Society, Bristol Aquarists.org, United Kingdom, retrieved on: 4 June 2007

See also[edit]

Main article: Goldfish

External links[edit]