Animal Stories - Telescope Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Telescope Goldfish

The Telescope Goldfish is a bizarre looking fish, with eyes perched on stalks sticking out from its head!
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Jamie Vickers - 2012-06-18
I just added a calico telescopic goldfish to my school of two comet goldfish. They love her! She is so sweet and adoreable that I just want to reach in and rub her pretty little head. I named her Miss Fancy Pants. I never thought I would LOVE a fish.

fishman38 - 2012-07-01
I have two telescope goldfish in my tank and they were fine when I left for town and then when I got back they both had one eye missing. What would cause this happen? I just did a water change today then there eyes gone. I have other gold fish in there but they have all gotten along and never fight

Audrie - 2012-05-26
I have a red-cap Telescope Goldfish named Niko. When I bought him, all of his fins were black tipped. Are red-caped fish supposed to be all white excepted for the red spot on their head? Is this type of color pattern normal?

Ann Porter - 2011-10-05
We have a small Chinese Telescopic fish named Itty Bitty. Lately she's been laying on the bottom with her belly up, swimming to the top while rotating, laying on her back on the rock, and sometimes then swimming in a loop when she gets up. She looks like she's dead, but she's happy and healthy.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-05
    If your fish is behaving in such a way, then your fish could be suffering from a swim bladder disorder. Sadly, this is not healthy or happy behavior.
chris - 2011-08-08
Just got a small telescope called Philip lol and well 2 days I have had him/her (not sure if male or female) and talk about strange..... caught doing a little spin wilst swimming.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-08
    That's neat
Karen Busyn - 2011-07-18
We have had a telescope goldfish for several years - it appears that one of his eyes is growing at a much faster rate than the other. Is this normal? Is there a disease that would cause this? Should we be changing feeding or treating with medication?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    Look at article Fish Diseases and Treatments and match symptoms against what you are seeing in your goldfish.

    Check pop-eye or cloudiness of eyes. Treatable - OK?
NOM NOM - 2011-05-04
I just got my telescope eyed goldfish. He is a Calico and has gotten very fat in the past 2 weeks. His name is TNT becouse his eyes look like they are going to explode.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-04
    Good name.
  • NOM NOM - 2011-05-08
    Thank You
NOM NOM - 2011-04-13
I can't wait to get one!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-14
    Good luck with it and let us know how it goes.
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Sam - 2011-02-04
Just bought one today they are soooo cute. They come eat off your fingers :)

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  • NOM NOM - 2011-04-13
    (OMG) I'm getting one for my project for school and can't believe what you said.