|Bubble Eye Goldfish |
|Country of origin |
|Bubble eye |
|Breed standards |
| BAS |
The Bubble Eye is a small variety of fancy goldfish with upward pointing eyes that are accompanied by two large fluid-filled sacs.It is a dorsal-less fish, and good specimens will have a clean back and eye bubbles well matched for colour and size. The bubbles are fragile and the fish should be kept separately from boisterous types and away from sharp tank decor, although the bubbles will regrow if punctured. Given proper accommodation, the bubbles do not disadvantage the fish and they become very tame. It is known as suihogan in Japan.
The Bubble Eye normally has an evenly curved back that lacks a dorsal fin. The pair of large pouches of skin attached under its eyes jiggle as it swims. Bubble Eyes have metallic scales and they are similar to the celestial eye
goldfish. The eyes of the Bubble Eye goldfish are normal in the young fry, but will start to develop eye bladders three months after hatching.Like ranchu,the bubble eye goldfish lacks in dorsal fin and has a double tail. They normally grow up to 6 to 8 inches in length.
Bubble Eyes come in many color patterns such as red, red-and-white, black, gold and calico.
Goldfish are very social animals and thrive in a community. Not only are they a great community fish but they are great scavengers as well. It is really not necessary to add other scavengers or other bottom feeders to the aquarium when you have goldfish.
Bubble eyes are inexpensive and they are very commonly seen as other goldfish. It is not recommended for beginners because the eye sacs can get punctured if it is not handled carefully.This goldfish requires a special aquatic environment because they are relatively poor swimmers due to their impaired vision, and cannot compete with more active goldfish. So there is a chance of losing their food to other active fishes. Their "bubbles" can be easily sucked into the filter intake. These bladder-like swellings can also be easily damaged by any sharp-edged rocks and tank decorations.Bubble eye and fancy goldfish varieties may remain healthy up to 90°F.
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