Stargazer (Carassius gibelio forma auratus) – a kind of goldfish, which because of the characteristic structure of the eyes called heavenly eye, This is an artificially derived form. The body of the starfish ovoid, rounded, with smooth outlines of the back. Her eyes are very remarkable in their appearance – they have a telescopic shape and are directed upwards.
Because of this feature, starters cannot be kept with fast and predatory fish.
Photo: Goldfish astrologer or celestial eye
The stargazer goldfish does not have a dorsal fin, but the anal and caudal fin are slightly forked, short. There is also a veil form, although some breeders believe that this is a deviation.
The main color of the astrologer’s body is orange-golden, these fish look excellent against the dark ground. Representatives of this species grow to 15 centimeters.
It is recommended to keep fish in flocks of 6-8 individuals in an aquarium of 50 liters, equipped with aeration and filtration. In the 15-liter aquarium can accommodate one or two adult fish. Soil is better to choose large – pebbles or sand, because individuals love to dig in it.
It is better to choose plants with a powerful root system – this is an elodea, valisneria, sagittaria.
a photo: Goldfish astrologer or celestial eye grows up to 15 cm.
The temperature in the aquarium can be 20-25 degrees, the rigidity is up to 23, the astrophils tolerate salt water, weekly it is necessary to change up to a quarter of the water. Feed the astrologers can be both plant and live food, sold and specialized food. These fish are quite voracious, so give them food, wait 15-20 minutes and remove the leftovers.
Stargazers spawn in an aquarium of 20-30 liters, plant one female and a couple of males, before that they are kept separately and fed abundantly. The female can throw up to 10,000 eggs, but not all fry will naturally survive.
After 4-5 days, the larvae turn into fish and begin to swim, they are fed “live dust.”
a photo: Goldfish astrologer or celestial eye can live up to 15 years