The Telescope Eye Goldfish

The Telescope Eye Goldfish is also called the Dragon Eye Goldfish, or Celestial Eye Goldfish is characterized by it’s protruding or telescoping eyes that are thought to resemble the eyes of a dragon.

It has fairly long fins and a rounded short body. When picking a telescope eye, make sure that the eyes are uniform in size.

This goldfish is gentle in nature and will get along with most other fancy goldfish. It comes in many colors and can be solid or calico. This is an especially hardy fish that can live for 15 to 25 years if provided with the proper care.

As a baby, the telescope eye, has normal looking eyes. The eyes start to “pop out” around 1 month of age and by 3 months are fully formed.



  • Tank Min Size: 30 Gals
  • Temperature: 65 – 75 F
  • Fish Size: 8”
  • Temperment: Gentle
  • Family: Cyprinidae

The telescope eye is easy to care and only require proper water quality, food and space in order to live a long and healthy life. Goldfish are best kept in a short rectangular tank of 30 gallons or more where there is plenty of air surface. The tank should have adequate filtration but not anything that creates too much of a current. Keeping water temperature between 65 and 75 degrees F is best for most goldfish. Partial water changes and proper monthly maintenance will keep your tank running smooth and your fish in tip top shape. Putting too many goldfish in a tank can have adverse affects on the fish’s health it is recommended that you have at least 7 gallons per fish.